A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Articles about Earthaven and Sustainability

Our vision is that, in the midst of planetary change, the Earthaven experiment helps inform and inspire a global flowering of bioregionally appropriate cultures. To help realize this vision, we are providing links below to articles and other resources about Earthaven and building sustainable community.

Resources

Articles

December 2020 Lessons from a Life in Community with Lee Warren Podcast and Transcript

January 2020 Article on Intentional Communities in the New York Times Magazine.

Overview of Earthaven Facts by the DREEM Reality Ecovillage Research Project.

Theory of Everything’s 2017 podcast about Permaculture, Earthaven, and Utopia.

Best off-the-grid Communities in the US by CarRentals.com

Chapter on Earthaven from 2013 book Ecovillages by Karen Liftin.

2006 Washington Post Article about Earthaven, by Joel Achenbach.

Earthaven Ecovillage Economics by Diana Leafe Christian.

Towards a Joyful Economics by Helen Zuman

Community Seekers Describe Earthaven by Mary Rives and Keith Carlson.

Communities We Want to Live In by Ecosalon.

Best Places to Go Off Grid, by Off the Grid News.

49 Photographs from Spring 2011, by Nate Oxenfeld.

101 Photographs from August 2008, by Gerry Canavan.

Two college students visit Earthaven Ecovillage, by Nate Oxenfeld.

A Local History of the Land at and Surrounding Earthaven, by Thrisa Murphy

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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.