Earthaven Ecovillage Tours

Most Saturdays
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (arrive at 9:45)

Near Asheville, NC 

Want to get a feel for an ecovillage in your body? 

Only have a little bit of time for a visit and you’re on a shoe-string budget? 

Join one of our tours! Tours are a great entry point into learning the history, purpose, and development of Earthaven Ecovillage. These tours are designed to provide learners with a deeper understanding about living in community as well as the strategies and solutions possible for doing things another way.

In just a couple of hours, you’ll get a very informative introduction to this 26+ year experimental journey of social, environmental and economic sustainability. You’ll not only learn of things you might want to do, but also what you might NOT want to do.

Would you like a tour but can’t make it to Earthaven? Check out our virtual tours. There’s even a recorded tour you can enjoy right now!

Zev Friedman leading a Permaculture tour at Earthaven Ecovillage

Experience the magic of Ecovillage living in the Blue Ridge

Masked up for an in-person tour at Earthaven Ecovillage

In-Person Tours

Of course nothing beats being able to actually walk the land, see the Council hall, tour some dwellings, and enjoy interacting with the residents and teachers at Earthaven.

After registering, you’ll be enrolled for this tour and directed to a page with additional information.

Touring with Young Children

Tours are designed for adults and we welcome families with children. Children enrich life at Earthaven. And… we’ve found that tours can be quite challenging for families with young children because much of the content involves focused dialogue.

Health & Safety Regarding COVID-19

To foster safety for all, Earthaven requests that you stay home and not attend your tour if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Although masks and social distancing are not required, we will be fully supportive if someone chooses to wear a mask or take space from others.

Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration, you may:

  • Donate your tuition to support our continued work
  • Request a refund per our policy:
    • 90% refund for cancellations prior to 30 days before the start of the program
    • 50% refund for cancellations prior to 10 days before the start of the program

If SOIL cancels a tour or closes the campground for any reason whatsoever, you can reschedule your visit or receive a 100% refund.

Walking tour of Earthaven Ecovillage

Scheduled Saturday Tours

Saturday Tour Cost

$25 per adult. Kids are free.

2021 Saturday Tour Schedule

  • December 11

2022 tour registration will open soon.

The tour starts at 10 am and lasts 2-2.5 hours.

Customized Tours

Schedule a tour on your schedule, tailered to your interests. You can register for accustomized tour with this registration form. At least 2 weeks advance notice is recommended. We might not be able to find a tour guide without advance notice. To ensure that we can accomodate your schedule and any special needs, feel free to contact us before registering.

Customized Tour Cost

$100 for 1-2 adults. $25 for each additional adults. Kids are free.


The Earthaven campground is closed until spring. For offsite camping options, see the Earthaven Campground page.

NO Dogs or Other Pets

You will be excused from the land if you bring a pet with you.

We allow service dogs on a case by case basis. Please contact us directly for more details.

Registration for Saturday and Customized Tours

Complete the registration form once for your party of up to six adults with the same schedule. It takes less than 5 minutes, and you will complete your enrollment with a credit card authorization.

After your enrollment is processed in our office, you will receive several email messages…

  1. An automatic confirmation of receiving your registration form
  2. A payment confirmation from our card processor
  3. Additional information from our registrar as the time approaches
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