TEMPLE HOUSES FAQ

Is there an age requirement to move into Temple Houses?

Yes. Apprentices must be between the ages of 18 and 29. 

I want to apply, but I'm married. Is that okay?

Maybe. Married couples can apply, but both must fully commit to becoming Temple House Apprentices. We have limited spaces, so acceptance would depend heavily on housing availability. 

How many people will I live with?

The Temple Houses community is actually a collection of several houses, all located within a six block radius. Depending on what spaces are available, you'll have one to three housemates. Each apprentice has a private bedroom and shared living space (bathroom(s), kitchen, and living room). 

What are my financial obligations should I join the Temple Houses community?T

Apprentices pay yearly dues of $1200 due before their move in date.  This is a yearly commitment, and will be required at the start of each new year. As a dweller, you'll receive a furnished place to live and utilities. You're responsible for any other living costs - groceries, transportation, internet, etc. 

How much time will I have to dedicate to serving and learning? 

Apprentices are expected to complete 10 to 29 hours of service/learning per week.

Can I have a job or attend college while I am part of the Temple Houses community? 

Possibly. There is a 25-29 hour a week commitment to be an apprentice. If you area taking online classes, or working a part-time job that allows you participate in all Temple House activities, then of course you can! 

How long can I live in Temple Houses?

We ask that apprentices sign a one year agreement. You can request to renew your agreement for an additional year, which must be approved by the Temple Houses Board.