Tours and Camping

We are offering public and private tours, although our campground is closed for 2020. For all tour reservations, or for general inquiries, please email us at or leave a message at (828) 669-7271. It may take a week or so to receive a response from Earthaven’s Outreach Office due to the pandemic.

We are now offering virtual tours as well!

Please do not arrive at Earthaven without having made confirmed arrangements in advance. Our rule about pets (no matter how lovable they may be) is never bring them.

See How to Get HereMaps of Earthaven, and Earthaven Weather. We are located in two counties; here are their COVID-19 updates: Buncombe County and Rutherford County


Public Tours. We offer public tours two or more Saturdays a month at 10:00 a.m. Saturday tour dates remaining in 2020: Dec 12.

2021 tour dates are January 9, 23; February 6, 20; March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4, 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 18.

You must reserve your place on the tour in advance. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. The fee for the tour is $15 per adult and we welcome additional donations to help support our outreach efforts. The tour lasts two to three hours and is mainly outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. Please bring your own food if you think you’ll get hungry. More information about Saturday tours.

Virtual Tours. If you can't visit in person, experience Earthaven through a live, online, two-hour presentation followed by Q&A. The tour examines the concept of sustainability at Earthaven through social, ecological, and economic lenses. More information.

Private Tours. Besides regularly scheduled Saturday tours, our tour guides are available for 2.5- to 3-hour guided tours of Earthaven, including specialized tours focusing on natural building, permaculture design, sustainability, or other topics of interest. Private tour fees are $40 for one person, $50 for two people, and $20/person for three or more. We do not accept credit cards. We need at least a week’s notice to arrange a private tour. There may be times when no guide is available to give a tour. More information about private tours.

Group Tours. Earthaven also offers Group Educational Tours, a customized experience for schools, universities, and groups. These tours are designed to provide learners with a deeper understanding about sustainable living in community. Some of the activities to choose from include panel discussions with members, land stewardship work projects, community celebration events, and specialized tours. For more information, or to schedule a group educational tour, please contact .

Also, check our calendar for classes and events, some of which include Earthaven tours.

To foster safety for all, Earthaven requests the following:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • If you might have been exposed to COVID-19 or traveled from a high-risk area, plan your visit and tour for a later date.
  • Clean and sanitize any surfaces you are in contact with while at Earthaven.
  • Avoid close contact (6 feet) with anyone outside your household.
  • Bring the following:
    • A pen to sign the liability waiver
    • Exact change for the tour payment ($15-30 sliding scale)
    • A water bottle
    • A face covering, in case you enter a building
    • Hand sanitizer, if you have a preferred type


Our campground is closed for 2020. Check out nearby Sky Island Campground at 88 Flatlander Drive, Old Fort.

The 2021 camping season will run from March 26 until November 8, 2021.

You must have a tour of Earthaven to be eligible to camp. The campground is open to the public by reservation only. The cost is $15 a night for each adult, except that for two adults on one site the cost is $20 a night. Supporting members are entitled to one week of free camping annually, and discounted rates thereafter. Water is available at the campground, but please bring your own food. Earthaven does not have facilities to serve food to the public. Campground Orientation (please read). Campsite Map (print and bring with you).


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Earthaven Ecovillage
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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