Rentals at Earthaven

Rental opportunities at Earthaven are by arrangement with various Earthaven members. The terms are arranged privately between you and the host. Renters are part of Earthaven’s New Roots program, which includes fees, orientations, regular check-ins, and other activities for support and accountability.

Spaces for rent may include a room in a shared home, an apartment, a tiny house, or a natural building. Leases may be long-term or short-term. Renting in the ecovillage is a perfect way to explore possible membership.

Earthaven members expect a lot of themselves and they expect a lot of you too. Earthaven is a working, building, living environment. Your experience may include physical labor as well as administrative contributions, educational opportunities, and social connections. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please contact the host directly.


Cozy Cob One-Room Studio.“Rent to own” option is available for those who have visited Earthaven, are joining the Earthaven membership track, and have completed the Hut Hamlet questionnaire process. Historic one-room, hand-built private studio in Hut Hamlet neighborhood. About 100 sq. ft. Fifty feet from shared neighborhood kitchen, shared bath and toilet facilities. Very eco! The “Mud Hut” is a cob and clay-straw hut, with woodstove, bed platform, lots of Southern light, garden space. Solar power for lights, charging batteries, laptop. Nice neighbors! Possible work-trade for rent.

Contact: Andy at 828-669-5226 or

Rental is $200/month plus minimal charges for use of shared kitchen and bathhouse. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Furnished Hamlet Cabin for Rent to Own. “Rent to own” option is available for those who have visited Earthaven, are joining the Earthaven membership track, and have completed the Hut Hamlet questionnaire process. 300 square foot hexagon with loft (450 square feet total). Additional, separate shared bathhouse and kitchen usage has minimal charge and protocols. Sale details.

Contact: Tara at: 828-273-3775

Cost is negotiable. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Rooms for Rent at Medicine Wheel Collective. Available now; 2-month minimum stay (prefer 6 months). Medicine Wheel is particularly open to people who have an interest in joining Earthaven, and who are committed to a vision of collective, permaculture-based living. Rent includes private room, shared telephone. Shared spaces include family rooms, office, kitchen, gardens, showers and toilet facilities. Security deposit equal to one month rent.

Contact: Deborah, Lyndon, or Melissa at (828) 669-0027 or email Deborah at 

Cost per month is $200-300 rent, 8 hours work, $20 internet, $230 food. Work trade negotiable. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Beautiful “Treetop” Apartment at Village Terraces.  Currently occupied; check back for availability (6-month minimum). Overlooking treetops and mountains, this private cohousing apartment at Village Terraces is perfect for 1-2 people. 288 sq. ft. Two connected rooms, 12’x12′ each, airy and light, with windows on three sides, gorgeous views. Access to garden space and shared Village Terraces common kitchen and facilities. Off-grid south-facing timber frame. High speed internet available.

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Cost is $400/rent, $50 per person utilities/month, and a 3-hour workday/month per adult. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Comfortable “Nest” with High-speed Internet. Currently occupied; available now for sale or rent-to-own. Cozy ecovillage living in beautiful, spacious, sunny, private apartment. 850 sq ft. Off-grid south-facing timber frame. Private amenities include kitchen, bath with clawfoot tub, views and porch overlooking gardens, orchard, and mountains. High speed internet available. Access to garden space and shared Village Terraces common kitchen and facilities. See photos. Email for more information.

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Cost is $1,000/month rent, $150/ month utilities, and a 3-hour workday/month per adult. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Forest Garden Larger Apartment. Currently occupied. Check back for availability. Beautiful 14×13 studio. Sleeping loft, queen mattress. Table, 4 chairs. Refrigerator/freezer, three-burner stove/small oven, double sink. Woodstove, closet, couch/double futon. Indoor, outdoor storage. Separate shared compost toilet, tub/shower. Internet, water, electricity, phone jack included. Renter provides telephone service, propane, firewood, peat moss. No pets. First and last month’s rent, security deposit. Photos.

Contact: Diana Leafe Christian at 828-669-9702 or  

Cost is $465/month. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Forest Garden Small Apartment. Currently occupied; check back for availability. Beautiful 8×13 studio. Sleeping loft, queen mattress. Refrigerator/freezer, three-burner stove/small stove, double sink. Woodstove, tiny closet, loveseat/twin futon. Indoor/outdoor storage. Separate shared compost toilet, tub/shower, Internet. Water, electricity, phone jack included. Renter provides telephone service, propane, firewood, peat moss. No pets. First and last month’s rent, security deposit. Photos and Details Here

Contact: Diana Leafe Christian at 828-669-9702 or

Cost is $365/month. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Homestead Apartment at Village Terraces. Currently occupied; check back for availability. Also for sale. Three-bedroom, 864-square foot home in hand-built, timber frame, off-grid, passive solar cohousing neighborhood at Village Terraces surrounded by a 4-acre working farm. Homestead farm, orchards, gardens, and forest. Heat, hot water, electricity. Access to all neighborhood land, large common kitchen, workshop, gardens, etc. Visit required. Photos and Details Here.

Contact: Lee at

Cost is $850/month rent, $50/month per person utilities, and a 3-hour workday/month per adult. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.


Apartment in Shared House for Rent. Currently occupied; check back for availability. 3-month lease with option to renew is preferred. This private one-room apartment is part of a three-story wooden-framed, earthen home that serves as a co-housing and co-working space. Solar power, wood heated, wooden floors, mini-fridge, wifi, landline, in suite sink with spring-fed water. The shared kitchen and bath house is separate from the apartment and is a separate cost.

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Cost is $350 rent, approximately $80 utilities/month, and $10/month per person for bath house use. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.