Off grid 3 bdrm home for rent at Earthaven Ecovillage in NC mountains

by Corinna Wood
Land, Houses, Real Estate
United StatesNCBlack Mountain(show on map )

 “The Nest” at Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood
Off-grid home with high speed internet at Earthaven Ecovillage

$1000/month. Available now, 12 month lease preferred

“The Nest” is a comfortable, bright, open common-wall dwelling, with 3 bedrooms. Features a modest kitchen (with hand-built cabinetry!) in the open living dining area, and a full bathroom with composting toilet and clawfoot tub as well as a spacious pantry. 850 square feet.

You also have full access to Village Terraces common kitchen and facilities, as well as opportunities for gardening and hiking, with fields, forest and stream at your doorstep. The Nest offers both privacy and community!

This off-grid, passive solar, timber frame home–built of wood harvested from the land–lies in the center of Earthaven Ecovillage. The Nest is within Village Terraces neighborhood, the most developed neighborhood at Earthaven, with 8-12 mature, live-loving, ecologically minded cohousing neighbors. Comfortable and ecologically responsible amenities–including shared solar electric system, well water, and wood-fired heat and hot water. High speed internet also available.

Earthaven, an established inter-generational permaculture-based intentional community, is a 45 minute drive from Asheville (30 minutes south of Black Mountain). Showings by appointment only.

Additional information:

Maintenance & utility fees (including shared solar system and other regenerative systems): $150
High-speed internet (Skyrunner) and land line phone service (AT&T) is available at additional cost, each starting around $30/mo
Earthaven community fees, approx $50/mo/person
Community workdays include neighborhood contributions (3 hours/month group workday, 2 hours/week rotating cold season firebuilding shift for shared renewable heat & hot water system), and Earthaven community service hours (4 hours/week)

For more information, contact [email protected] See also Earthaven’s website,

A unique opportunity to explore life in an ecological off-grid community!