Home Rentals

Rental opportunities at Earthaven are by arrangement with various Earthaven members. The terms are arranged privately between you and the host. Renters are part of Earthaven’s New Roots program, which includes fees, orientations, regular check-ins, and other activities for support and accountability.

Spaces for rent may include a room in a shared home, an apartment, a tiny house, or a natural building. Leases may be long-term or short-term. Renting in the ecovillage is a perfect way to explore possible membership.

Earthaven members expect a lot of themselves and they expect a lot of you too. Earthaven is a working, building, living environment. Your experience may include physical labor as well as administrative contributions, educational opportunities, and social connections. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please contact the host directly.

Comfortable "Nest" at Village Terraces

Available for rent for six-month initial lease as of May/June 2020; also for sale/rent-to-own. 850 square feet. Beautiful light, airy private cohousing off-grid south-facing timber-frame apartment. Private amenities include kitchen, bath with clawfoot tub, porch overlooking gardens and mountains. Includes 3 modest bedrooms: 12’x12’, 12’x12’, 12’x5’. Comfortable, spacious ecovillage living for single, couple, or family. High-speed internet available. See photos in sale listing. Email for more information.

Contact: cwoodmoon~AT~gmail.com. 

Cost is $975/month rent, $200/ month utility/maintenance fees, and a 3-hour workday/month per adult. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

"Goddess" Apartment at Village Terraces

Available now for a single renter. Fully furnished, 288 sq. ft. apartment at Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood with shared kitchen and bath, surrounded by a 4-acre working farm. Off grid, timber frame, gardens, and private entrance. Internet and phone available for sharing. Renters have access to all neighborhood land and utilities, large project kitchen, workshop, gardens, etc.

Contact: More information. Email .

Cost: $400 rent and $50/person utilities fee monthly, plus a three hour monthly workday. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

Rooms for Rent at Medicine Wheel Collective

We are not taking any new applications at this time. Medicine Wheel is particularly open to people who have an interest in joining Earthaven, and who are committed to a vision of collective, permaculture-based living. Rent includes private room, shared telephone. Shared spaces include family rooms, office, kitchen, gardens, showers and toilet facilities. Security deposit equal to one month rent.

Contact: Deborah at .

Cost per month is $200-300 rent, 8 hours work, $20 internet, $230 food. Work trade negotiable. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

Apartment in Shared House for Rent

Currently occupied; check back for availability. 3-month lease with option to renew is preferred. This private one-room apartment is part of a three-story wooden-framed, earthen home that serves as a co-housing and co-working space. Solar power, wood heated, wooden floors, mini-fridge, wifi, landline, in suite sink with spring-fed water. The shared kitchen and bath house is separate from the apartment and is a separate cost. 

Contact: 

Cost is $350 rent, approximately $80 utilities/month, and $10/month per person for bath house use. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

Forest Garden Larger Apartment

Currently occupied. Check back for availability. Beautiful 14×13 studio. Sleeping loft, queen mattress. Table, 4 chairs. Refrigerator/freezer, three-burner stove/small oven, double sink. Woodstove, closet, couch/double futon. Indoor, outdoor storage. Separate shared compost toilet, tub/shower. Internet, water, electricity, phone jack included. Renter provides telephone service, propane, firewood, peat moss. No pets. First and last month’s rent, security deposit. Photos.

Contact: Diana Leafe Christian at 828-669-9702 or diana~AT~ic.org. 

Cost is $465/month. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

Forest Garden Small Apartment

Currently occupied; check back for availability. Beautiful 8×13 studio. Sleeping loft, queen mattress. Refrigerator/freezer, three-burner stove/small stove, double sink. Woodstove, tiny closet, loveseat/twin futon. Indoor/outdoor storage. Separate shared compost toilet, tub/shower, Internet. Water, electricity, phone jack included. Renter provides telephone service, propane, firewood, peat moss. No pets. First and last month’s rent, security deposit. Photos and Details Here

Contact: Diana Leafe Christian at 828-669-9702 or .

Cost is $365/month. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

Furnished Hamlet Cabin for Rent to Own

 “Rent to own” option is available for those who have visited Earthaven, are joining the Earthaven membership track, and have completed the Hut Hamlet questionnaire process. 300 square foot hexagon with loft (450 square feet total). Additional, separate shared bathhouse and kitchen usage has minimal charge and protocols.

Contact: Tara at: 828-273-3775.

Cost is negotiable. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

Homestead Apartment at Village Terraces

Currently occupied; check back for availability. Also for sale. Three-bedroom, 864-square foot home in hand-built, timber frame, off-grid, passive solar cohousing neighborhood at Village Terraces surrounded by a 4-acre working farm. Homestead farm, orchards, gardens, and forest. Heat, hot water, electricity. Access to all neighborhood land, large common kitchen, workshop, gardens, etc. Visit required. Photos and Details Here.

Contact: Lee at 

Cost is $850/month rent, $50/month per person utilities, and a 3-hour workday/month per adult. Living at Earthaven requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

"Treetop" Apartment at Village Terraces

Currently occupied; check back for availability. 288 sq. ft. Two connected rooms, 12’x12′ each, airy and light, windows on three sides, gorgeous views. Off-grid south-facing timber frame. High speed internet available. Overlooking treetops and mountains, this private cohousing apartment at Village Terraces is ideal for one person.  Access to shared Village Terraces common kitchen and facilities. 

Contact: 

Cost is $450/rent, $100 per person utilities/month, and a 3-hour workday/month per adult. Living at Earthaven also requires 4 hours/week community service per adult, a one-time administrative fee of $25 per adult, $30/month per adult, plus $15/month per vehicle.

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