I really thing it's the right way to do Alex. Taking people on through several weeks of voluntary work like that, they will really know if theu are right for ecovillage and vise versa. I didn't like the long form we had started to build for new community members and as the meetings went on that form got more complicated.
Nice way to do it you guys.
Hey by the way, one day I will be taking a plane over to help woth ome of the homes... any plans for the first one yet?