Off grid 3-4 bdrm home for sale at Earthaven Ecovillage in NC mountains

by CW
Real Estate For Sale
Black Mountain, NC

“The Nest” 3+ bedroom home at Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood, with 2 separate entrances, 1150 sq feet
Off-grid home with high speed internet at Earthaven Ecovillage

Asking price: $226k 

The Nest will open for move-in June 1st 2021, to begin 6-12 month trial rental period prior to purchase, to confirm the community is a good fit for you. During the rental period, monthly costs for the Nest (including Treetop):

  • $1275/mo rent plus $275/mo neighborhood maintenance/utilities fee ($1550 total).
  • 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.

“The Nest” is a comfortable, bright, open common-wall dwelling, with 3+ modest bedrooms (12’x12′).  Features a 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. This includes 2 rooms known as “Treetop” with separate entrance (as well as interior connecting door) for options for work/teenager space etc. 1150 square feet indoors, plus beautiful decks overlooking community fields and ridgelines.

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 a dozen or more mature, life-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 is available.

Earthaven, an established inter-generational permaculture-based intentional community, is a 45 minute drive from Asheville (30 minutes south of Black Mountain). Earthaven community service hours (4/week) and monthly neighborhood workdays contribute to the community.  Showings by appointment only. 

Cash buyer preferred with private funding/loan sources, as bank mortgages would be unavailable due to unconventional community context. Partial owner financing may be considered for a qualified buyer.

Video tour of the Nest:
Video of Treetop section of the Nest:

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

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

CONTACT:  email [email protected] (828) 417-4482


Option to purchase adjacent 575+ sq ft ground floor add-on for workspace/rental etc. Inquire for pricing.