It can be anything that unites people in a place, based on a common trait. Common House brings an engaged community together to experience an holistic handmade experience that will unite us and hopefully move this town forward.
It’s a membership type thing, so there’s that. But we try to be as inclusive as possible, and the door is always open for people looking to join Common House.
Of course not. We hope anyone and everyone, of all stripes and spots, will feel welcome to apply.
We expect that any applicant who wants to join for the right reasons will become a member of Common House. Operationally speaking, there is a Membership Committee, comprised of a rotating group of current members, who review applications monthly and make recommendations, based on their mandate of expanding and further diversifying the membership.
In-town, the initiation fee is $600 per person and $1,000 per couple, with dues at $150 for individual and $225 for couples. For out-of-town, initiation is $500 and dues $50 per month.
No. We ask that you dress. But there is no code.
Yes. We are very happy that Common House has drawn interest and membership from all ages, sizes, genders, races and, perhaps, even political leanings.
Because every time you do come to town, you’ll feel right at home. With a membership to Common House, you’ll have access to a comfortable spot to land while you’re here, a place to make dining reservations on busy weekends, access to premium downtown parking, and, if you happen to have connections to UVA, it’s always nice to stoke some envy in the hearts of your kids/classmates/colleagues. With all of that in mind, someone might ask, why wouldn’t you join?
Members may bring up to 3 guests with them, without prior notice. If you should wish to have a larger dinner with more guests at any time, please contact the club, and we will be happy to accommodate.
These shows will be spontaneous in every sense of the word. Our Instagram feed will alert members to all special programming, including the Bridge Room Sessions.
Common House is a space that attempts to break down all barriers between people, technology included. That said, if you need to send a text about calling someone back, that is allowed.
Absolutely. Please contact us at email@example.com to schedule a meeting at 206 W. Market St.
We currently have more than 300 members and will gradually increase to no more than 500 over time. If we reach our maximum, however, do not worry. We will maintain a waiting list throughout the membership build.
Of course. Roughly half of our members have been brought to the committee by others already within the Common House community.
No. Members pay an initiation fee and monthly dues and then have no spending requirements thereafter.
Yes, you are. We are excited to bring leaders of the maker culture from near and far to the club for an interactive experience that should leave everyone inspired on a regular basis.
We’d rather you didn’t. The main club level is designed for human work and social interaction. If you are a writer, or a designer, or anyone who works alone on a computer, we ask that you do that all day in the co-work space in Vinegar Hall, and come upstairs for a proper break from time to time.
For members, the co-work space in Vinegar Hall is included. We just ask that everyone understand that we will rent the space out for special events from time to time, especially at night, so “the work day” sometimes must have a distinct ending.