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

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

June 11-17, 2021

Join the homesteads, farms, and businesses of Earthaven Ecovillage for a hands-on, skill-building immersion in sustainable and climate-resilient community life. A residential service learning immersion in our unique community laboratory.

Reaching Nature Connection

June 18-20, 2021

An annual outdoor conference for educators, parents, administrators, camp staff, and therapists. The program is based on forest schools, wilderness awareness, and early childhood education, and is a program of the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers with CEUs available.

Wild Tales - Storytelling With Doug Elliott

June 18 @730 p.m. (6:30 Dinner Optional)

Join us for dinner and an evening of storytelling with well-known naturalist and humorist Doug Elliott. Enjoy Doug’s strange but true adventures in the natural world with a few soulful harmonica tunes and more than a few belly laughs.

End of Life Planning & Paperwork

July 9 & 16, 2021. 2-6pm EST. Two-part Series

Honor your life and your loved ones by preparing for your death. This two-day workshop with Lee Warren explores death literacy and provides an overview of the entire spectrum of end of life paperwork with a core focus on the Five Wishes. Join us for this sacred opportunity to contemplate your end of life intentions.

 

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