Sandhill has a current population of seven adult members and one
child. We enjoy meeting people who appreciate the rural and alternative lifestyle, who wish to live and interact with children, and who connect well with the land and its seasons. We are open to exploring membership with folks attracted to our visiton and reality-- though those conversations might not bloom into membership sooner than next year or beyond. We like to take our time in getting to know people.
Our visiting "season" usually overlaps with our gardening season: April- September. We like to take a break from visitors during the winter months.
It can often take several visits in
order to ascertain if there is a good match. The typical path to
become a member begins with a week-long visit. At the beginning of the
visit, the visitor meets with members to talk about what he/she hopes to
get out of the visit and any questions or concerns about visiting or
exploring membership at Sandhill. Information about Sandhill
membership and the transition into it is available to the visitor
through casual one- to one conversations with members and/or in group
We try to provide an opportunity at the end of the week to discuss how the visit went and
next steps. Sometimes we ask a person to visit other communities to
gain more perspective; sometimes we ask a person to visit again;
occasionally we decide to extend the current visit.
Eventually, if things feel right, we will invite someone to start a provisional membership.
Please write us to schedule a visit.