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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.

"Dragon" Apartment at Village Terraces

Available now. Occupancy: One adult. 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. Shared Internet and phone available. Renters have access to all neighborhood land and utilities, large project kitchen, workshop, gardens, etc.

Contact: More information. Email .

Cost: $475 rent and $75 utilities fee per month, plus a 3-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.

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"Goddess" Apartment at Village Terraces

Available now. Occupancy: One adult. 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. Shared Internet and phone available. Renters have access to all neighborhood land and utilities, large project kitchen, workshop, gardens, etc.

Contact: More information. Email .

Cost: $475 rent and $75 utilities fee per month, plus a 3-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.

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"Hummingbird" Apartment at Village Terraces

Available now. Six-month lease. Also for sale. Four-room, 576 sq. ft. home in hand-built, timber frame, off-grid, passive solar cohousing neighborhood  surrounded by a 4-acre farm. Includes 400 sq. ft. of outdoor deck space. Homestead farm, orchards, gardens, and forest. Heat, hot water, electricity. Access to all neighborhood land, large common kitchen, workshop, gardens, etc. Application and visit required. Photos and Details Here.

Contact: Lee at 

Cost is $775/month rent, $75/month utilities per adult, and a 3-hour neighborhood 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.

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Comfortable "Nest" at Village Terraces

Available June 1 for 6-12 month trial rental period for purchase. See sale listing. 1150 square feet (includes two rooms with separate entrance). 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 4-5 modest bedrooms, mostly 12x12 feet. Comfortable, spacious ecovillage living. High-speed internet available. See photos in sale listing. Email for more information.

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Cost is $1,275/month rent, $275/ 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.

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Apartment in Shared House

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. 

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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.

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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. Water, electricity, phone jack included. Internet extra. 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. Optional fast Internet $25/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.

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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. Water, electricity, phone jack included. Internet extra. 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 $395/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.

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Furnished Hamlet Cabin

Currently occupied; check back for availability. “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: Steve at: 828-254-5613.

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.

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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.

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White Owl and Trading Post

Currently reserved. Check back for updates. Timber-framed off-grid 1844 sq’, plus 2-story gazebo, deck, and root cellar. Large equipped kitchen and living/event space, oak floors, zero-emittance rocked fireplace, Hydro-electrics, Bosch on-demand hot water, clawfoot tub, compost toilet, bedroom/s open spaced to partition. Fire circle, garden/ag-land, fruit/nuts, trout pond, woods, creek running through 11.89 acre parcel. Space for additional structures. Trading Post has additional 360 sf + loft for variety of uses.

Contact: Email for photos and more information.

Costs: $875/ month rent + utilities. Option to purchase $1,100. Trading post can be rented with White Owl for additional fee. 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.

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5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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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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