Your Path to Join
We’re so happy you found us!
Here is How You Become a Member
of Our Community
1. Email with interest in becoming an Explorer Member. Details below.
2. Receive an invitation to fill out the Emplorer Application below.
3. Pay Explorer dues. (see below)
4. Lean in! Explore this participatory cohousing culture and community
1. Become a Full Equity Member.
2. Join the Development LLC/ IKE.
3. Join one of our working circles and contribute to co-creating our village.
4. Receive your Priority No. & Reserve your unit.
4. For Early Equity Members Receive a Discount.
5. Live your best life, surrounded by neighbors who care, living sustainably by sharing resources, and enjoying beautiful Greece.
Were you inspired during your information session?
Did our Questionnaire answers tell you our project may be for you?
Did you enjoy chatting with our Project Manager and were invited to join us?
Congratulations!!! This Next Step is For You!
Begin Your Journey
Send us your application,
bio. and photo,
and Explorer Membership dues.
Investing in community reaps health and happiness rewards. Invest time and good faith dues in our community.
Nonrefundable Explorer dues are €300. We use these dues to pay needed professionals.
You are welcome to reach out for reduced dues if you are Greek citizen families with children, Greek singles, Greek couples, and legal immigrants and refugees, who earn their salaries in Greece.
Pay €300 donation
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Gain Insight Into
The Cohousing Lifestyle
& Village Development
We invest in you. You are treated as an integral and fully contributing member of our tribe.
Get to know us. Collaborate to design our village. Learn how we make decisions. Make an impact and experience a sense of belonging.
Receive our 3-part Orientation
Gain transparent access to information
Collaborate with your working circle and build community during full group Plenary twice a month
Learn Consensus and Sociocracy- nonhierarchical Decision making & Governance
Join us in Greece for community building and design workshops.
Decide & Thrive!
Explore for 3 months.
Participate in meetings and circles.
Travel with our community to experience our group, the land, and our area
Decide whether this community of people is your tribe and whether this village development project is the place you want to call home.
If you've chosen us, prepare for a lifetime of having a group you belong to in a place you had a part in creating. It is not always easy, but it is so rewarding that once people move in, they rarely move out of cohousing.
As an explorer member, you can get to know us, and you will participate in helping to shape our village. Explorer members have access to all information and are an integral part of all Sunday Plenary and other meetings. For those who have time, the most successful explorers lean in and participate in working circles and projects, educating themselves about cohousing, making friends, and co-creating. Not only do explorers contribute to the community, but those who contribute the most significantly shape the village in ways that mirror their values and preferences. As an explorer member, you can get to know us, and you will participate in helping to shape our village. Explorer members have access to all information and are an integral part of all Sunday Plenary and other meetings. For those who have time, the most successful explorers lean in and participate in working circles and projects, educating themselves about cohousing, making friends, and co-creating. Not only do explorers contribute to the community, but those who contribute the most significantly shape the village in ways that mirror their values and preferences. Explorers pay a non-refundable fee which is used to pay for member professional services such as legal fees. As an Explorer, you’ll be connected with a mentor within the community to help guide you, and you will receive an orientation as well as links that provide you transparent access to all project materials, including business plan, budget, and timeline. Explorer status is for 3 months. Three months is a good amount of time for people to have an opportunity to contribute and learn, to get to know us, and to visit the land. There are vey limited opportunities to renew via request for a month or two in the case of those who are very serious and have significantly contributed to the community but who were unable in the 3 month period to get to the land. Given the community mission of creating multigenerational cohousing for people of all ages, Explorer membership cost varies. Base price for most explorer membership is €200 for the first month and €50 per month for the additional 2 months of your membership. Membership can be extended for most through a request, and the dues for additional months will be €100 a month. Those who are refugees in Greece, or Greek citizens who have children and receive their salaries in Greece, may ask for a reduction in the explorer fee). Certain professional remote workers might also be eligible for this discount upon request. After you have completed an information coffee, you can send your interest in visiting via email and we will respond. Once you visit, we can continue the conversation and some will receive an invitation to become an explorer member. Our email address is: GreekVillageCohousing@gmail.com. We will have a conversation to ensure it is a good fit to explore. Once we all are comfortable with explorer status, we will invite you to fill out the application and pay the Explorer membership dues below.
Information About Becoming a Forever Member of our Community
Take Advantage of Unit Priority System & Reserve Your Unit of Choice
Take Advantage of Early Equity Financial Benefits
Be a Co-creator of Your Own Village
Live the Cohousing Lifestyle- a lifestyle so popular that most communities fill before they are built and have waitlists!
Explorers who fall in love with our warm, talented, fun group and our breathtakingly beautiful land and pioneering project will request to apply for full Equity Membership. They will have spent time with us and contributed to shaping the project, and they may also have met us in Greece during one of our group trips! After their 3 month exploration, they will have participated in Plenary and project work, will be aware of the project risks and benefits, and they will have taken the time to be conversant in cohousing design and practices as well as with Greek Village Cohousing values, policies, and practices. Equity members are full community members and will enjoy the benefits of having the support and belonging of being part of the community they helped build.
Those seeking equity membership will reach out to Project Manager Pare Gerou with their interest calling our cohousing village home. Equity members go through a brief vetting process and provide a criminal background check, pedophile check, and other vetting documents. The process involves a mutual determination of a good fit that includes the ability to work collaboratively with each other and share a common vision and values. Some of the values we share are articulated on our website and include community, mutual support and care, living sustainably by sharing resources, diversity and inclusion, and giving back to local community.
Upon successful application, the date of the first Equity payment secures one's PRIORITY NUMBER. That is your place in line for unit selection. This is something many people enjoy- the ability to pick your spot besideet he ancient olive tree or within site of the children playing or centered on the very peak of the Taygetos. There is not a bad view in the entire community!
After one has completed the eligibility process, they then sign the contract for Equity membership in the group as well as the GVC contract for their home and percentage of the commons. This process is a process of mutual determination of fit, and a sample of the application is below.
Our Equity Application Can be Found HERE.
All Equity Members use the Members Area of our Website.