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.

APARTMENT RENTAL AT VILLAGE TERRACES
Dates: Available now; 6-month minimum

Private, cohousing efficiency apartment at Village Terraces. Kitchenette, living area, heat. Access to common bath, large project kitchen, etc. Share a 4+ acre farm, orchards, gardens, and forest. Hand-built, timber-frame, passive solar. Regular community potlucks, events, and projects. Visit required. No pets. Require first & last month’s rent plus security deposit. Details.

Contact: Corinna Wood at

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work 4 hours/week for Earthaven
3-hr workday/month per person
Shelter 12×24 room, access to shared facilities
Classes Not included Money $400 rent
$35 utilities per adult
$30 Earthaven fees
$15 vehicle fee (if you bring vehicle)
$465 – 480 Total per month
plus $25 one-time Earthaven fee
Experience Live at Earthaven

 

 

FARM FOR LEASE AT VILLAGE TERRACES
Dates: Available now; 6-month minimum

Leasing parts or all of Imani farm property and infrastructure while we take time off. A well-managed and maintained working farm, focused on “grass-based” farming systems. Operating organically and practicing sustainable farming methods since its inception in 2004. Ideal for mixed vegetable and animal (on rotational grazing) systems. Details.

Contact: Martha at

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work Work trade available for lease
Other work if you live here (see apartment ad above)
Shelter Not included
Classes Not included Money Lease negotiable
Earthaven Fees Apply if You Live Here
Experience Farm at Earthaven

 

 

LIVE AT TRADING POST ON HICKORY HILL
Dates: available until May, or longer

Private space in midst of Earthaven. Lots of windows and light, wood floors, post-n-beam with loft, Jotel Wood Stove, small fridge, double burner, hydro power, compost toilet, outdoor propane shower. Optional furniture and linens available for pickup in Asheville. You must be pre-approved by Earthaven. First, last & security deposit.

Contact: Valerie at

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work 4 hours/week for Earthaven
(Rent work/trade available for skilled builder)
Shelter See photo
Classes Not included Money $375 rent plus utilities
$30 Earthaven fees
$15 vehicle fee (if you bring vehicle)
$405 – 420 Total per month
plus $25 one-time Earthaven fee
Experience Live at Earthaven

 

 

LIVE AT WHITE OWL ON HICKORY HILL
Dates: available June 1, or later if requested

Two-story post and beam handcrafted home. Private space in the midst of Earthaven community. Lots of windows and light, indoor greenhouse, wood floors, oak bar counter, full kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, superb heating system, Propane Stove, Servel fridge, Staber washer, hydro power, gazebo, deck, compost toilet. You can hold events downstairs and live upstairs. 

Contact: Valerie at

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work 4 hours/week for Earthaven
4 hours/month work for White Owl (or pay $60 more per month)
Shelter See photo
Classes Not included Money $750 rent plus utilities (hydroelectric; propane)
$30 Earthaven fees
$15 vehicle fee (if you bring vehicle)
$780 – 795 Total per month
plus $25 one-time Earthaven fee
Experience Live at Earthaven

 

 

MELLOW SPRINGS SECLUDED HOMESTEAD RENTAL
Dates: available now, 2-month minimum

Small loft for rent in shared cabin. Self-sufficient passive-solar homestead, peaceful and quiet overlooking waterfalls. A 10-minute walk to the Earthaven Council Hall. Vegetarian focus, opportunity for informal apprenticeship in gardening and harvesting; orcharding; woodlore; passive water systems; metaphysics; East/West spirituality. Woman preferred. Partial work exchange possible. In-person interview required.

Contact: Michaeljon Drouin at 828-669-4243.

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work 4 hours/week for Earthaven
Shelter Loft in shared cabin with kitchen & bath
Classes Not included Money $275 rent plus phone costs
$30 Earthaven fees
$15 vehicle fee (if you bring vehicle)
$305 – 320 Total per month
plus $25 one-time Earthaven fee
Experience Live at Earthaven

 

 

“RED MOON” APARTMENT AT VILLAGE TERRACES
Dates: available now, 3-month minimum

Ground floor apartment for one or two people (no pets) who have prior community integration and an approved Earthaven residency status. Large, sunny south-facing picture window. Radiant floor heat, hot/cold water, kitchette. Shared bathroom with flush toilet, plus shared Village Terraces common facilities (kitchen, bathing, etc). First/last rent plus deposit required.

Contact: Corinna Wood at

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work 4 hours/week for Earthaven
3-hr workday/month per person
Shelter 288 sq ft with kitchenette
Classes Not included Money $375 rent
$50 utilities per person
$30 Earthaven fees
$15 vehicle fee (if you bring vehicle)
$430 – 445 Total per month
plus $25 one-time Earthaven fee
Experience Live at Earthaven

 

 

ROOMS FOR RENT AT MEDICINE WHEEL
Dates: Ongoing; 2-month minimum stay (prefer 6 months)

Medicine Wheel house is particularly open to people who have an interest in joining Earthaven, and who are committed to a vision of collective/tribal living. Rent includes use of public spaces, office, kitchen and dining, phone and gardens. Life at Medicine Wheel also provides daily interactions with Permaculture teachers and practitioners.

Contact: Lyndon or Patricia, (828) 664-0067 or 669-0027.

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work 4 hours/week for Earthaven
Shelter Room, use of house, and phone
Classes Discounts available Money $200-300 MW rent
   (partial work exchange possible)
$30 Earthaven fees
$15 vehicle fee (if you bring vehicle)
$230 – 345 Total per month
plus $25 one-time Earthaven fee
Experience Live at Earthaven

 

 

SELF-SUFFICIENT STUDIO SUBLET
Dates: Ongoing 2016. 2-5 day rentals; Longer stays possible.

Spacious off-grid studio apartment with loft. Fully furnished. Well insulated and comfortable. Located next to Earthaven in Full Circle Neighborhood. AC Power. Double bed in loft and full futon in living room. Flush toilet and shower. Hot water. Full kitchen (oven, stove, fridge). Wood-burning stove. Phone.

Contact: or (828) 669-2204.

You Receive You Give
Food Not included Work Live respectfully and responsibly while renting
Shelter 15×17 studio apartment with loft
Classes Not included Money $75/night (includes linens).
security deposit required.
Discounted rates for longer stays.
Experience Off-the-grid living in rural, community-oriented environment