A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Event Venue

Have your retreat, board meeting, or other event at Earthaven!

Earthaven makes its facilities available for events that support its mission and goals. Our 329-acre permaculture-based community offers a unique setting where visitors can directly engage with regenerative food systems, eco-infrastructure, the beauty of the natural world, and the intimate experience of community living.

Hosting Events at Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven is an ideal eco-retreat and living classroom. The springs and creeks that traverse the land help welcome and invite you into the flow of what is happening in this serene forested setting. Take our hiking trails to explore the lush forests and gather in our eco-conscious facilities. Earthaven is off the grid, which means we get our water and electricity from the land. Your event will use well water as well as electricity from hydro power (water) and solar power (sun), with a back-up generator.

Facilities Available

  • Council Hall – Large circular space with attached kitchen and bathroom. 
  • Three-Season Camp Kitchen – basic full-service kitchen (water, stove, oven, dishes, etc.)
  • Outdoor Facilities:
    • Village Center Fire Circle – near the outdoor dining area and three-season camp kitchen. Requires approved fire tender. 
    • Village Green – large open grassy area below the Council Hall.
    • Outdoor Dining Area– three-season canopy covered area with tables, benches, and lighting.
    • Hidden Valley – undeveloped forested gathering area with large fire circle in the center. Accessible only by foot, handcarts, and ATV.  Requires approved fire tender.
    • Village Plaza – outdoor gathering area adjacent to the Council Hall, nestled between Village Green and Outdoor Dining Area. 
  • Campground – forested campground with covered dining area, cooking area, potable water, composting toilet, outdoor shower.
  • Sauna
  • Parking

Some noticeable differences to prepare for include:

  • Limited internet 
  • No outdoor lighting at night
  • Residents present on the land
  • Limited and responsible electricity use (no charging for electric vehicles)
  • No cell phone service (landline available)
  • Consistent monitoring of resources (e.g. water, electricity)
  • No air conditioning or central heating (fans and wood heat keep our spaces cool/warm)

Experience the Earthaven community through a unique learning journey!

Contact School of Integrated Living to explore the following possibilities and more.

  • Guided hikes
  • Wild edibles walks
  • Fireside storytelling
  • Facilitated nature connection and team-building activities
  • Community Q&A sessions
  • Topic-specific classes
  • Service-learning work parties

More Information and Application:

Contact Event Venue Coordinator, NikiAnne Feinberg at (828) 669-2707 or venue@earthaven.org 

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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.