Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is welcome in Penumbra?
You are welcome in Penumbra! Our perfected Acclimation Process ensures that no matter your background or history, you will find your place and thrive.
What will I do in Penumbra?
There is no shortage of jobs to be done in Penumbra. Our Acclimation Process ensures that you will find work that is best suited to your personal needs.
What do I need to take with me to Penumbra?
There is no need to pack a suitcase. In Penumbra, we will provide you with all the essentials. You are, of course, free to bring whatever keepsakes that might make your time at Penumbra happier and more comfortable.
Can I be myself in Penumbra?
Of course! Our mission is to preserve a community which respects and embraces every individual. We value the distinct personalities and sensibilities of each one of our citizens. After all, we are not a cult!
How will I pay for food, housing, etc?
We at Penumbra believe that no citizen can walk the path of virtue while constantly concerned about material problems. We will provide for all material needs so that you may concentrate instead on your personal development.
After joining will I be able to see my family and friends?
We encourage families and close friends to apply for membership together. In Penumbra you will become a part of a community that affirms your values and goals.
Once inside Penumbra, will I be told how to live?
We respect the diverse interests and motivations of each individual. Our sense of community has not been fostered by arbitrary mandates, but by organic and natural traditions.
Why haven’t I heard of Penumbra before?
Our founder, K. Alexander, created Penumbra almost thirty years ago. He was aware that both virtue and community are fragile, so he remained discreet. Today he is confident enough in our society’s stability and success that he will soon open the doors of Penumbra to the outside world.
How can I join?
Scroll up and submit your contact information to receive further details about Penumbra as our opening date of July 7th, 2016 grows closer. You may also visit this web site to find out additional information.