Twin Oaks, an established, income-sharing, village-scale community is seeking new members

by Twin Oaks Community
Communities with Openings
Louisa, Virginia 23093 USA

Twin Oaks is looking for new members!

Founded in 1967, Twin Oaks is an egalitarian, income-sharing community made  currently 70 adults and 15 kids, living on 500 forested acres in central Virginia.

Twin Oaks has strong social justice values including feminism, racial justice, and queer culture. We host a Queer Gathering and Women’s Gathering each summer, and we have a number of working groups around racial justice issues in general and in an intentional community context.

Please visit our website for more information and directions on how to apply for a Visitor Period. A Visitor Period is the first step towards becoming a member.

We can offer:

  • your choice of full-time work in our income-sharing community businesses (heirloom seeds, hammocks, and others) and/or domestic work areas from organic gardening to milking cows and cheese-making to office work to technical jobs and more!
  • an individual room in shared housing; each member has their own personal bedroom and shares a kitchen, living room and bathroom with others in their house. Each residence has its own culture and range of ages.
  • all meals are provided in our communal dining hall and/or in smaller kitchens for individual eating. We generally accommodate all special diets. (gluten-free, vegan, no garlic, etc.)
  • income-sharing includes health-care and monthly stipend for extra

We are looking for:

  • people with various life skills and/or a willingness to learn
  • people who share our values of social justice, sustainability and living closely with a diversity of people
  • people with a generally responsible and pro-active approach to community living
  • experience or interest in non-hierarchical, shared decision-making
  • BIPOC, women and non-binary people especially encouraged 

The first step towards becoming a member is to participate in one of our Three-Week Visitor Periods which happen all year long. Please visit our website for a lot more information and directions on how to apply.