at Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood

Earthaven Ecovillage

Available March 15, 2021.  Hummingbird Apartment is for rent for a six month lease. Viewing by appointment. Please be sure to do an Earthaven Ecovillage Tour before seeing this apartment as the context is essential.

This 576 square feet, 4 room, unfurnished apartment is within a hand-built, off-grid home, surrounded by a 4-acre working farm in the heart of Earthaven Ecovillage. Attached to this apartment is a south facing deck as well as a north facing deck and dining area. Deck space is in addition to the 576 square feet. 

This apartment is on the second floor with its own entrance but also part of a CoHousing Neighborhood and common-walled building. Renters have access to 11 acres of neighborhood land, off-grid utilities, large project kitchen, workshop, gardens, plus hundreds of acres of forest in the heart of Earthaven Ecovillage.

Experience community living and homesteading, in this hand-built timber-frame, passive solar home. Weekly potlucks, events, and projects. Village Terraces is the most developed neighborhood at Earthaven with very comfortable and ecologically responsible amenities. We are a very stable group of folks (adults and children) in two separate common-wall buildings with centralized off-grid, renewable energy, utilities (power, water, heat).

$775/mo plus $75/month utilities per adult. Participation is required in a once-a-month neighborhood workday. Earthaven Ecovillage fees apply. 

This size of this apartment can accommodate two adults. It’s got a kitchen and common room plus two other rooms to be used as two bedrooms or a bedroom and an office. 

Sale vs. Rent:

Available for Sale: Hummingbird Apartment Combined with Dragon Apartment which is 864 square foot, 2-3 Bedrooms, 6 rooms. 

For Sale Price: $132,500.

The sale includes all the shared common infrastructure listed below. Must become a member to purchase this unit. That process will likely take six months to 1 year.

Also, there are options for separate entrances in order to make more than one unit out of this (think mother-in-law suite, or a detached rental, or a studio, or office.)

Lease to own agreement available as well as owner financing.

Ownership structure is cooperative ownership in the Village Terraces Housing Cooperative including 11 acres of land which means that all members have equal investment in the cooperative and a single share of ownership interest as well as a single equal vote in the  governance of the cooperative association. The purpose of this coop is to provide homestead housing and related facilities.

Hand-built Land Use Systems:

  • Road/Driveway
  • Walkways, Common Courtyards, Other Common Land Spaces
  • Clearing and Excavation of your own Housesite
  • Landscaping (pond, gardens, rockwork, fencing systems, etc of common outdoor spaces)
  • Orchards, Farmyard
  • Electrical & Water Systems:
  • Solar Electric
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Grey Water
  • Rain Water
  • Spring Water
  • Well

Common House:

  • Kitchen – 576 sq. ft. (including appliances and other fixtures)
  • Common bath and kids area – 288 sq. ft.
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Basement and Root Cellar
  • Outdoor deck space on two levels of common house
  • Firewood Sheds
  • Wood Shop

Garden & Orchard Infrastructure:

  • Equipment
  • Perennial Garden and Orchard Perennials
  • Terraced Beds
  • Trellises

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MORE ABOUT US

We highly recommend reading up about us on these website http://www.earthaven.org/ http://www.earthaven.org/earthavens-neighborhoods/village-terraces/ http://www.earthaven.org/farms-and-gardens/imani-farm/ http://www.schoolofintegratedliving.org (located at Village Terraces)