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.


Black Lives Matter

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  –Margaret Mead 

“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.

2021 Dates: August 7, 14, 21, & 28; Sept 4, 11, 18 & 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; Nov 6, 13 & 20; Dec 4 & 18.

Get an inside look at THREE Earthaven Ecovillage homes.

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Upcoming Events

Earthaven Ecovillage Visitor Weekend

September 3-6, 2021

This service-learning program introduces participants in the community life of Earthaven Ecovillage. The class gives participants an inside look at the radical social and ecological experimentation that has taken place in this land-based community over the past 25 years.

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Sunday September 14 @ 2 – 4 pm EDT

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!

Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat

September 16-19, 2021

In this retreat, we will draw on the work of Deep Ecology and The Work That Reconnects to ground into our ecological identities, and the practice of yoga to integrate the work into our bodies. We will spiral through the 4 stages of The Work: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth.

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Sunday October 13 @ 2 – 4 pm EDT

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!

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