A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Home Rentals

Rental opportunities at Earthaven are arranged privately between you and the host. Spaces for rent may range from a tent to a room, apartment, or house. Leases may be long-term or short-term.

Living in the ecovillage is a perfect way to explore possible membership. If no rentals are available, try a live-and-work arrangement or a class or event. Classes and events allow you to make connections to learn about potentail rentals before thay are listed.

Renters are part of Earthaven’s New Roots program, which includes fees, orientations, regular check-ins, and other activities for support and accountability.

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.

“Bluebird” room in the “Nest” Apartment at Village Terraces

Available July 1 for 3- or 6-month lease One of three 12’x12′ bedrooms available in a 2-story, 1150 sq.ft. furnished apartment. Located on 3rd floor in southeast corner. South-facing windows and passive solar heating. Shared amenities include kitchen and bathroom with tub. “Nest” is part of a timber-frame, off-grid, common-wall cohousing neighborhood, includes access to common kitchen, gardens, workshop; close to Village Center.  Video Tour / DetailsPhotos.

Contact: Clover at

Cost $600 rent and $100 utilities per month, plus a 3-hour workday each month. High-speed internet is available. 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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"Cardinal" room in the "Nest" Apartment at Village Terraces

Available July 1 for 3- or 6-month lease One of three 12'x12' bedrooms available in a 2-story, 1150 sq.ft. furnished apartment. Located on 2nd floor in northwest corner with west/north-facing windows and radiator heating. Shared amenities include kitchen and bathroom with tub. "Nest" is part of a timber-frame, off-grid, common-wall cohousing neighborhood; includes access to common kitchen, gardens, workshop; close to Village Center. Video Tour / DetailsPhotos.

Contact: Clover at

Cost $625 rent and $100 utilities per month, plus a 3-hour workday each month. High-speed internet is available. 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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"Goldfinch" room in the "Nest" Apartment at Village Terraces

Available July 1 for 3- or 6-month lease One of three 12'x12' bedrooms available in a 2-story, 1150 sq.ft. furnished apartment. Located on 3rd floor in southwest corner. South/west-facing windows and propane heating. Shared amenities include kitchen and bathroom with tub. "Nest" is part of a timber-frame, off-grid, common-wall cohousing neighborhood; includes access to common kitchen, gardens, workshop; close to Village Center. Video Tour / DetailsPhotos.

Contact: Clover at

Cost $650 rent and $100 utilities per month, plus a 3-hour workday each month. High-speed internet is available. 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

Currently Occupied. Wait List Available. 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. Photos and Details Here.

Contact: Sign up for wait list here.

Cost: $650 rent and $85 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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"Dragon" Apartment at Village Terraces

Currently Occupied. Wait List Available. 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. Photos and Details Here.

Contact: Sign up for wait list here.

Cost: $650 rent and $85 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

Currently Occupied. Wait List Available. 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: Sign up for wait list here.

Cost is $975/month rent, $85/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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Furnished Hamlet Cabin

Currently rented; check back for availability. A 300-square-foot hexagon cabin with loft. Additional, separate shared bathhouse and kitchen usage has minimal charge and protocols.  A "rent to own” option is also available for those who have visited Earthaven, are joining the Earthaven membership track, and have completed the Hut Hamlet questionnaire process. 

Contact: Tara Tieman (828-273-3775, ). or Steve Torma (828-254-5613. ).

Cost: $400/$450 (1-2 people) plus utilities. 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

Not currently available. 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: Zev at  

Cost is $450/500 rent (one person/two people), 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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Persimmon Grove Larger Apartment

Currently occupied; check back for availablity. 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 $495/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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Persimmon Grove 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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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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"Tower" Apartment in Bellavia Neighborhood

Currently occupied; check back for updates. The "Tower" is a 100 sq.ft, 2-story space within a larger apartment building. New Double bed in well-lit, third floor room, internet, shared outdoor kitchen and shower, fridge and composting toilet. Inquire about possible work trade for someone handy with tools.

Contact: Contact Gaspar at .

Costs: $350/ month rent. 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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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, March 4 @ 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!

Doug Elliott with Groundhog

Storytelling Concert and Dinner with Doug Elliott

March 31, 2023

Buzzard Wrestling, Turtle Chasing, and Other Wild Tales

Stories, songs, and lore celebrating our human connection to some amazing wild critters. The program is flavored with lively tunes, fantastic folklore, natural history fact stranger than fiction, and more than a few belly laughs.

Playing at the Reaching Nature Connection Conference

Reaching Nature Connection Conference

April 1-2, 2023

East Coast Outdoor Conference for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Counselors, Parents and Mentors.

With this year’s theme, Joyful Play, presenters Lia Grippo and Sharon Buczaczer will immerse participants in joyful singing and the freedom of play, all in the spirit of the young child.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

May 25-28, 2023

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.