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.


The best ways to get to know Earthaven are to:

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.

January 21; February 11 & 18 March 11 & 25
April 1, 8 & 30; May 6 & 13; June 3, 10 & 24
July 1, 8 & 22; August 5, 12 & 26; September 2, 9 & 23;
October 7, 14 & 28; November 11 & 25; December 2 & 16

Get an inside look at THREE Earthaven Ecovillage homes.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, March 4 @ 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!

Doug Elliott with Groundhog

Storytelling Concert and Dinner with Doug Elliott

March 31, 2023

Buzzard Wrestling, Turtle Chasing, and Other Wild Tales

Stories, songs, and lore celebrating our human connection to some amazing wild critters. The program is flavored with lively tunes, fantastic folklore, natural history fact stranger than fiction, and more than a few belly laughs.

Playing at the Reaching Nature Connection Conference

Reaching Nature Connection Conference

April 1-2, 2023

East Coast Outdoor Conference for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Counselors, Parents and Mentors.

With this year’s theme, Joyful Play, presenters Lia Grippo and Sharon Buczaczer will immerse participants in joyful singing and the freedom of play, all in the spirit of the young child.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

May 25-28, 2023

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.