Consultants

For those seeking in-depth or technical information, these Earthaven members offer consultations for a fee. The rates vary — please contact the consultant directly for details. Click on one of the topics in the list below to see the available consultants.

Thank you for supporting our ecovillagers. Often they sacrifice high-paying jobs in the world to build this alternative culture. By hiring our consultants, you can support ecovillagers and ecovillage culture while gaining access to knowledge that is hard-won, practical, inspiring, and worthwhile.

Biofuels
Communication, Group Process, and Conflict Resolution in Community
Communication and Relationships in Community
Consensus and Sociocracy
Earthaven History
Eco-Forestry
Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
Energy-conserving and Water-conserving Landscape Design
Energy-efficient Refrigerators and Appliances
Farm Buildings and Infrastructure
Forming an Ecovillage or Intentional Community
Green and Natural Building Techniques
Hydro Power Electricity
Internal Community Finances, and Making a Living in Community
Lumber Production
Off-grid Water Systems
Orchards and Edible Landscape Design
Permaculture and Ecological Design
Photovoltaics
Roofwater Catchment Water Systems
Selective Logging (timber stand improvement techniques)
Site Planning
Solar Electricity
Solar Hot Water
Sustainable Agriculture
Water Purification
Wood-Fired Heat, Hot Water
Women in Community

Biofuels:

  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268

Communication, Group Process, and Conflict Resolution in Community:

  • Diana Leafe Christian, 828-669-9702, DianaLeafeChristian.org
  • Arjuna da Silva, 828‑669‑0114,

Communication and Relationships in Community:

  • Steve Torma, 828‑664‑0628,

Consensus and Sociocracy:

  • Diana Leafe Christian, 828-669-9702, DianaLeafeChristian.org
  • Arjuna da Silva, 828‑669‑0114,

Earthaven History:

  • Arjuna da Silva, 828‑669‑0114,
  • Diana Leafe Christian, 828-669-9702, DianaLeafeChristian.org

Eco-Forestry:

  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com
  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,
  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268

Ecovillages and Intentional Communities:

  • Lee Warren, 828-669-4328,
  • Diana Leafe Christian, 828-669-9702, DianaLeafeChristian.org

Energy-conserving and Water-conserving Landscape Design:

  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,

Energy-efficient Refrigerators and Appliances:

  • Greg Geis,

Farm Buildings and Infrastructure:

Forming an Ecovillage or Intentional Community:

  • Diana Leafe Christian, 828-669-9702, DianaLeafeChristian.org
  • Arjuna da Silva, 828‑669‑0114,
  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,

Green and Natural Building Techniques:

Hydro Power Electricity:

  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com
  • Greg Geis,
  • Paul Caron, 828-669-4625

Internal Community Finances, and Making a Living in Community:

  • Lee Warren, 828-669-4328,
  • Diana Leafe Christian, 828-669-9702, DianaLeafeChristian.org
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com

Lumber Production:

Off-grid Water Systems:

  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com
  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268
  • Greg Geis,

Orchards and Edible Landscape Design:

  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,

Permaculture and Ecological Design:

  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,
  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com

Photovoltaics:

  • Greg Geis,
  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com

Roofwater Catchment Water Systems:

  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268
  • Greg Geis,
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com

Selective Logging (timber stand improvement techniques):

Site Planning:

  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com

Solar Electricity:

  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com
  • Greg Geis,

Solar Hot Water:

  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268

Sustainable Agriculture:

  • Chuck Marsh, 828‑669‑1759,
  • Chris Farmer, 828-664-0268
  • Mihaly Bartalos, 828-545-1899, RoundMountainBuilders.com
  • Lee Warren, 828-669-4328,

Water Purification:

  • Greg Geis,

Wood-Fired Heat, Hot Water:

Women in Community:

  • Lee Warren, 828-669-4328,
  • Arjuna da Silva, 828‑669‑0114,