Natural Building Tour

See inside naturally built homes and talk with their residents and builders!

Saturday, August 10, 10 am – 4 pm

Earthaven Ecovillage
Near Asheville, NC

Earthaven is known for three decades of natural buildings of all kinds. From tiny houses to single family homes, large co-housing units and community spaces, we have a natural, sustainable buildings at every scale.

Our regular Saturday ecovillage tour features our naturally built Council hall and a walking tour of nearby neighborhoods. In this exclusive access tour, you can step inside our naturally built homes. Meet the builders and owners, hear about their successes and learning experiences, and ask questions.  Glean insights from our three decades of natural building to fulfill your own naturally built dreams! 


Dining room in Leela at Earthaven Ecovillage
a workshop outside of Leela house at Earthaven Ecovillage


Saturday, August 10

  • 10 am – noon: Natural building-focused Earthaven tour
  • Noon – 1 pm: Lunch break – bring your own
  • 1 – 4 pm: Tour and natural building interviews and discussion
Village Terraces kitchen

Sliding Scale Tuition

Because some people have more financial means than others, we have created a sliding scale fee system to accommodate a range of economic realities. The high-end of the scale reflects the value we believe the program holds, and the low-end offers a more accessible entry point.

By choosing a higher price point, you are helping make the program more accessible to others for whom the low-end may be cost-prohibitive. Please consider your needs and resources to determine what might be a stretch, but not a strain.


Natural building tour: $55 – 85 sliding scale

Optional camping is extra. No food is provided.



No food is provided for the program. Please bring food that you will need.

Cancellation & Refunds

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 this program for any reason whatsoever, you would receive a 100% refund.

Contact us at [email protected] with registration questions.


Several accommodation options are available at Earthaven Ecovillage and in the surrounding area. No indoor lodging is available at Earthaven for this program.

Cost per person: 1 or 2 nights $50
Cost per person: 3 nights $75

Campground Cabin Shared Lodging
Cost per person: 1 or 2 nights $70
Cost per person: 3 nights $85

Off-Site Options
Various options in Bat Cave, Black Mountain, and Asheville.

Read More About Accommodations


This program takes place at Earthaven Ecovillage. This permaculture-based community offers a unique living classroom where participants will engage with the natural world, eco-infrastructure, and the intimate experience of rural community living.

What to Expect at Earthaven


Becky Boisvert

Becky Boisvert

An inveterate adventurer, Becky (she/her) has grown to see life itself as the adventure. That life is made richer in community at Earthaven where Becky, her daughter Willow, and her co-parent Sanne moved in 2018. She loves bringing lofty, creative visions to life. In her first career as an educator, she taught at an arts-integrated charter school, mentored gap-year students in India and Guatemala, and created a holistic middle school. Since then, she has produced two documentary films, coached individuals and couples toward greater wholeness, and begun holding mediations.

Earthaven Ecovillage Co-founder Arjuna da Silva

Arjuna da Silva

Faculty, Earthaven Co-Founder

Writer, editor, designer, process-oriented educator, Arjuna turned 75 in October 2021 and is celebrating having landed at Earthaven, helping to build a sustainable community and non-profit education center. She designed and helped build an amazing natural house, and is still evolving ideas and programs for The Natural Building School and other regenerative methods and tools.

Greg Clark

Greg Clark

Faculty, Board Member

Greg has a diverse background that includes a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco (1993) and a Masters Degree in Accountancy from Western Carolina University (2007). While a member and resident of Earthaven Ecovillage from 1996 through 2004, Greg co-founded Culture’s Edge as well as the Earthaven Forestry and Building Company LLC.  In 2021, he returned to Earthaven and is active in village governance, food production, and natural building. He lives at Village Terraces, a building that he helped build.


Complete the registration form for one or two adult participants. It takes 5-10 minutes, and you will complete your enrollment with a credit card authorization.

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