A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

 

Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina.

We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.


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About Us:

Since 1995, we have grown to about 75 adult members and residents, from twenty-somethings to elders, plus about 25 children, infants through teens. We hope to grow to 150 people. We are building homes in 14 neighborhoods and developing on-site businesses as part of our own village‑scale economy.

Our Mission & Vision:

To create a village which is a living laboratory and educational seed bank for a sustainable human future. In the midst of planetary change the Earthaven experiment helps inform and inspire a global flowering of bio-regionally appropriate cultures.


“Earthaven is where the human community is bonding with the Earth in a manner capable of healing the devastation of the past and inspiring a new grandeur for the future. At Earthaven, even for a brief while, we experience what it is to return to ourselves.”

–Thomas Berry
author of The Dream of the Earth.

In-Person Tours at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven’s School of Integrated Living (SOIL) offers in-person and virtual tours of our Village!

In-person tours are on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations Required.

April – October: all Saturdays; November 5, 12, 26; December 10

Get an inside look at THREE Earthaven Ecovillage homes.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Sunday, October 16 @ 2 – 4 pm ET

There’s nothing like experiencing ecovillage life first hand, but taking a virtual tour of Earthaven is a close second! 

The tour highlights ways in which Earthaven is striving to be a holistic, sustainable culture. The introductory overview tour examines the concept of sustainability at Earthaven through social, ecological, and economic lenses. Not only will you get a glimpse of what has worked through time, but also hear about what has been challenging. And you will have a chance to ask questions!

Plastering a wall in a natural built house

Introduction to Natural Building

Thursdays, Oct 6 - Nov 3 @ 7 - 9 pm Eastern Time

Explore natural building methods and materials in a live online workshop. 

Gain an appreciation and understanding of what is possible with natural and sustainable materials. No “cookie cutters” designs here — learn how to balance our desires with realities.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

October 7-10, 2022

Do you want to learn skills, gain insights and get to know the Earthaven community? Get an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community for over 27 years.

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

October 10-14, 2022

Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.