Becoming a Member

Becoming a Member

We’re currently seeking creative, solution-oriented people of all kinds to join us in land stewardship and community living in a beautiful and abundant rural setting. Membership is available at a variety of levels, and residency is available for members and non-members. We especially seek individuals and families with skills and/or interest in permaculture, food production, animal husbandry, building, healing arts and homesteading.

The land, common house, accessory buildings and infrastructure are owned by Polcum, LLC. Members own interest in the Company. Community life and development are governed by the active membership. We make most decisions by consensus.

Purchasing a Membership Interest in Polcum Springs is an investment in a way of life and a vision for the future, not in California real estate.  There is no profit upon sale of a Membership interest.

Our buy in and buy out prices are designed to meet four goals: support the financial well being of the community over the individual; provide value for the cost of membership; encourage long term involvement and residency; and allow an exit without financial penalty to the departing member.

There are many ways to be involved with the community at Polcum Springs: Membership (Individual and Family), Seasonal Membership, Friends of Polcum Springs, and Non-Member Renters.  Involvement at Polcum Springs is designed to be flexible. Membership “upgrades” are considered to those who want to be more invested as time goes on.

If you are interested in learning more about membership and the getting to know us and application process at Polcum Springs, please write to us at or attend one of our Open Houses or events.