A Visit to Earthaven EcoVillage in North Carolina

My family and I are interested in joining a rural intentional community. We spent the last week visiting Earthaven, a community of 60 members located 30 miles east of Ashville. The community was founded in 1994 on 320 lush, forested acres with springs and creeks running through the property. It is not connected to the power grid and they obtain electricity from solar panels and a micro-hydro system.

Our curiousity was met by friendly villagers, who opened their homes to us. Below are some photos of the community and its many earthen dwellings.

micro hydro conversion center

earthen sauna

earthen sauna

micro hydro generator

Arjuna da Silva's earthen home

Arjuna da Silva’s earthen home

cob building

doorway to earthen dwelling

earthen floor with linseed oil


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Raising little ones is an opportunity to play, discover, imagine and explore. There are precious moments along the way that I wish to share. Read about our natural parenting adventures: http://www.rawmama.org
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