We are currently looking for new members. We welcome enquiries from young people and young families who may be interested in our well established rural community.
Members buy ‘loan stock’ which is their share of the Housing Association that is Old Hall. Standard mortgages are not available. Please email The Potential Members Secretary with enquiries.
Occasionally there have been opportunities to ‘house sit’ other people’s spaces for short periods whilst they are away. Please contact the potential members secretary for further information regarding this.
People interested in becoming members of the community should write or e-mail The Potential Members Secretary giving biographical details, reasons for considering community life and the type of skills you would be contributing to the collective were you to be accepted. You may then be invited to make an initial short visit of a few days in order for you to look around and to meet some of the members. After your first visit you may be invited to visit again.
It is expected that potential members will visit several times and over a long period in order to get to know everyone and decide if the lifestyle suits them. The most important aspects of joining, however, are your relationship with the other people here and your commitment to work and the shared ethos of the community.
The process can take time, especially if a suitable unit is not immediately available. If a unit space becomes available the community will make a decision and offer it to one of the potential members. A small B&B type charge is made for your visits and you will be expected to contribute to the daily running of the community as we all do.
Email The Potential Members Secretary for more information on potential membership.