Welcome to Ashevillage Sanctuary! Our headquarters is a transformed junkayrd crack house turned into a 1.3 acre, eco-urban living-learning laboratory & guest house. A few blocks from downtown Asheville, NC, the site now demonstrates integrated ecological systems with edible & pollinator gardens, ponds, natural buildings, recycled courtyards & more. 8 minutes from downtown & bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. We believe in creating the world we want by putting our beliefs into practice in our own backyard. Please come visit, stay with us & live your passions -- the world needs all of us!
Come live at The Sanctuary! We are currently home to roughly 9 residents + 3 interns + several healing artists + community events. Our mission focuses on anchoring the divine feminine on the planet. Our 2 charming homes have tons of light, clay paint & plaster & built-in niches throughout, an open floor design with common spaces, practitioner rooms, kitchens & a shared office, extensive edible & pollinator gardens with large stone courtyard & terraces, and a naturally-treated hot tub to enjoy under the stars. For details & information visit: www.ashevillage.org/SAN
Live, Learn, & Grow with us! 3 interns will live & work with Ashevillage Sanctuary for 6 months at a time. Your focus will be on a variety of tasks, including: hands-on gardening & homesteading projects; hospitality & house care; administrative & office support, plus other seasonal tasks & needs. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do. Camping/lodging + in-season produce from the garden will be provided, however you will need to cover additional food costs. For details & application visit: www.ashevillage.org/RES.
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Rooms for Rent >> COME STAY WITH USAshevillage Sanctuary has gorgeous rooms for rent in our women-run Goddess Sanctuary & Eco-Urban Homestead. Come for a month or more! Email email@example.com
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Quotes & Testimonials
One of the most important things about permaculture is that it is founded on a series of principles that can be applied to any circumstance—agriculture, urban design, or the art of living. The core of the principles is the working relationships and connections between all things.Juliana Birnbaum FoxSustainable Revolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide
Please feel our gratitude deeply. Know that we share wishes for abundant living, strong health, joy, and fun aplenty! Many, many thanks! Love forever.Kathy and Kelsey Detwiler
We believe that in order to create the world we want, we must live it now.
I feel extremely blessed to have had this opportunity. I know I’ve told some people that I feel like this seems like a dream come true, and even though we are strangers I felt like I’ve known everyone for a long time within my soul even though I’ve never met any one of you. It has been a hell of a ride, and I want to continue it.Ellis, Natural Building Workshop Participant
As a busy, widowed mother of 3 small children, I always felt too unsure of myself to safely experiment with fermentation and foraging at home. This intensive experience has demystified everything and I cant’ wait t begin feeding more nourishing foods to my family.Jennifer Wilkerson, Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal: a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.Charles Eisenstein
Permaculture land-use ethics invite us to protect intact ecosystems where they remain and, where ecosystems have been destroyed, to help restore them. Permaculture design also suggests that we take care of earth while taking care of people.Juliana Birnbaum Fox
Most problems are simply missed opportunities. The flip side of every problem is a solution.Mark Lakeman, City Repair Institute
I’m really grateful for this week, to be able to get my hands dirty and work and do so many new things, that’s not normally the case to be able to learn so much so fast. I’m so grateful for all of the teachers and their compassion and love.Chloe, Natural Building Workshop Participant
I really appreciated the diversity of the people who are here, the ages, backgrounds, what we were doing before, what we want to do, it’s so fun to be around so many kinds of people who all feel inspired to do something different and change the world.Amber, Natural Building Workshop Participant