Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage

An Overview of Our Land-Based Infrastructure

Workshop recording

What does the journey from consumer culture to a rural, place-based life look like?

Mostly, and for the first few decades, it has looked like an intense focus on developing physical infrastructure.

This workshop explores the actual lived experiences of the past 25 years of building the tangible elements of our village. We explore the concept of “place” through the lenses of land clearing and road building practices; home, agriculture, and common building construction including natural building systems; and the development of utilities such as power, water, heat, and waste.

Discover where we live, the context of our project, and the many ways we’ve approached the complexities of land-based living. Discuss whole systems design as it relates to self-reliance, sustainability, and regeneration.

Green-built house with gardens and solar hot water
Moving a chicken tractor on a permaculture farm


The workshop is based on a slide presentation with questions and discussion.

This is a recording of a live workshop.

Engines in an off-grid micro-hydro power system




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What’s Included

The workshop recording and reference information.

About the Instructor

Lee Warren

Lee Warren

Faculty and SOIL Co-Founder

Lee is a sustainability professional with twenty five years of experience envisioning, designing, and living innovative solutions to organic food systems, intentional community, and sustainability education. She’s been living in rural, land-based community since 1995 and at Earthaven Ecovillage since 2000.