There are many households, warbands and clans in the society for Creative Anachronism.
A Household clan or warband is a group of people who have decided to join together as a family or cohesive unit.
There are many reasons for becoming part of a household clan or warband. They include things like mutual support and help, common goals and interests like fighting, teaching, being a specific time period. Some households are fighting households, and part of their focus is on fighting at the various wars, (and winning)
Households often spend a lot of their time travelling, socialising or eating together, similar to a family.
Households form because a group of friends realise they have been doing things together for some time and think that it would be a good idea to formalise the relationship, or to have a sense of belonging within the larger group. (shire)
When you are thinking about joining a household you should look at their group dynamic, see what their politics, go to their meetings and talk to people who are no longer in their household. See if this group is the right fit for you. This should take at least a year, if you are being pressured into joining a household then maybe you should step back and see why they are so insistent.
Joining some households means that you are a life time member, even if you join other households. There are other households that require exclusivity to them alone. It is good to find this out before hand.
Households With Members in the Shire of Starleaf Gate.(in Alphabetical order)
Crystal Cat Clothiers