Becoming a Member

We currently don’t have any vacancies, and are happy to say that after growing gradually since 2004, we are now full, with 40 members: 30 adults and 10 children.

We occasionally have rental units that become available. If you are considering making the move to life in community, and are interested in that possibility, we invite you to get to know us by exploring our website, coming for a tour, attending some meetings and work parties. Below is a brief description of the process used to select members and renters. 

In the Introductory phase, the prospective member gets a tour, attends community meetings, work parties, meals, and/or informal get-togethers.  Attending at least one community meeting is required to become an applicant. Prospective members are encouraged to take initiative in developing relationships with members of the PTEV. Once mutual interest has been established, the application phase begins.

During the Application phase, the potential resident receives an application packet, which includes relevant EcoVillage agreements and a questionnaire.  Applicants are interviewed by the community and if consent is reached to accept them, they pay for a lot (or their share of a lot) or sign a lease to become a renter.

Once here, new residents participate in a basic orientation and are assigned a “buddy” from among existing PTEV residents, who is available to answer questions.  A training plan on PTEV agreements (legal documents) and processes is devised to meet the new members’ needs.

While exceptions to this process may be considered on a case-by-case basis, it is important for potential members to develop a relationship with the village through this process.