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Getting involved

We know that before you get involved you'll have lots of questions. We recommend you spend some time reading about cohousing. We've posted a list of helpful resources here. Then, just drop us a line to let us know you're interested. You can reach us by writing to Together we can figure out a time for you to come for a visit so you can get a better idea of whether Prairie Hill might be a good spot for you.

Joining the community

Once you've taken the steps above, we hope you'll be interested in joining us. New home owners will automatically become members of the Prairie Hill Owners Association. Membership entitles you to participate in decisions regarding all aspects of community life.  We use a governing structure called sociocracy which ensures each person has a voice in the decision-making process. Meetings are run efficiently and offer a great way for us to get to know each other better. To learn more about sociocracy, visit Sociocracy for All.

Participation expectations

Each adult member agrees to attend monthly membership meetings and serve on one or more committees or work circles responsible various aspects of the community. There are several circles to choose from—you're sure to find one that matches your talents and interests.