Earthaven has 14 planned neighborhoods of from two to eight homesites each. Some neighborhoods have developed sites and homes; others are in the early stages of development or not developed yet. The layout of Earthaven’s neighborhoods is illustrated on these maps. Below are brief descriptions of each neighborhood.
|Gateway. Gently south-facing slopes near the entrance to Earthaven, with common agricultural land and nearby leaseable agricultural fields, intended for farmers, growers, and raisers of livestock. Gateway is home to ArtiSun Construction & Forestry.|
|Forest Garden. South-facing slopes in a mixed-use business-residential neighborhood with several existing businesses on the road leading to the center of the village, about a five-minute walk away. No common agricultural land. Four sites developed; three homes/businesses so far.|
|Hut Hamlet. Offering temporary housing as people build permanent homes in other Earthaven neighborhoods, the Hut Hamlet has south-facing slopes in the center of the village not far from the Council Hall, White Owl Lodge, and Trading Post General Store and Internet Cafe. Currently several small huts and one three-household residence, plus a central kitchen/dining room and shower facilities.|
|Village Central and Hickory Knob. Earthaven’s central “downtown,” with some compact homesites available. Village Central is the site of the Council Hall (and future Earthaven Kitchen/Dining Room) and village green, while Hickory Knob holds the White Owl Lodge, the Trading Post General Store and Internet Cafe, and (under construction) the Earthaven School of Natural Building.|
|Village Terraces. A family-friendly cohousing neighborhood on a flat terrace on a gentle north slope (with solar access) near the center of the village. Common agricultural land. Residents focus on good communication skills, honoring their bodies, and health. The first two buildings have shared common space, individual apartments, and a business. Seeking more individuals and families for the neighborhood’s next multi-household building. Details.|
|Hickory Knob Compact Neighborhood. Smaller sites on gently north-facing slopes (with solar access) near the center of the village between Hickory Knob and Village Terraces. No common agricultural land.|
|Bellavia Gardens (formerly Benchmark). Flat land with solar access near the center of the village. Common infrastructure includes power, roads, kitchen, and a neighborhood community building with a mixutre of private and common spaces. Common agricultural land. One home and business completed and another home under construction; other sites and dwellings being developed.|
|Medicine Wheel. Higher elevation south-facing slopes near the center of the village, with great views and flat common agricultural land near the road. Home of the Medicine Wheel House, a cooperatve residence offering lodging to apprentices and work exchangers as well as classroom space.|
|Hawk Holler (formerly Settler’s Creek). Six quiet, secluded homesteading sites, 10-minute walk from the village. Varied terrain, good solar orientation. Star Forest Road accesses all sites and common agriculture land. Springs, creeks, and hiking are nearby. One couple in a home with rental apartment available or potential duplex. A great place to build your home and work together to build the neighborhood!|
East End. South facing slopes at the end of East End Road in the eastern portion of Earthaven’s property, about a 15-minute walk from the center of the village. Road to beginning of neighborhood (can be extended). Common agricultural land. No developed sites so far.
|Lower Rosy Branch. Higher-elevation south-facing slopes west from the center of the village on Sun Catcher Road, about a seven-minute walk from the center of the village. Common agricultural land. One home so far, the Hobbit House, and another under construction.|
|Middle Rosy Branch. Still higher-elevation south-facing slopes west of Lower Rosy Branch neighborhood, about a ten-minute walk from the center of the village. Wonderful views, exceptionally sunny. Common agricultural land. Tiny house for sale. Learn more.|
|Upper Rosy Branch. Higher-elevation warm and sunny south-facing slopes at the western edge of Earthaven’s property, about a 15-minute walk from the center of the village. Quiet, nice views. Road built to edge of neighborhood (can be extended). Common agricultural land along Rosy Branch Creek. Two homes so far; four sites remaining.|
Piney Knob. South-facing slopes, some with distant mountain views, south of the Rosy Branch neighborhoods across Rosy Branch Creek, about a 15-minute walk from the center of the village. Common agricultural land. One home under construction.