Place-Based Living at Earthaven Ecovillage

An Overview of Our Land-Based Infrastructure

Recording available now

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 will explore the actual lived experiences of the past 25 years of building the tangible elements of our village. We’ll 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 time for questions and discussion.

The workshop will be held over Zoom. The workshop will be recorded and participants will have lifetime access to the recording.


We offer 50% scholarships to black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend. We understand that BIPOC experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and this is one way we are able to create more access. If you identify as BIPOC and would like to receive a scholarship, please contact us at

Engines in an off-grid micro-hydro power system




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What’s Included

Tuition includes instruction, 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.