[6 or 12 month leases available at our Sanctuary] Our beautiful, natural, sun-filled, hand-crafted, women-led, community-oriented Goddess Sanctuary & Eco-Urban Homestead is dedicated to anchoring the wild divine feminine on the planet. We’re a working site with extensive permaculture gardens, food as medicine practices, community events & practitioner spaces for healing & ceremonial arts. We are women-centered, queer/trans-friendly, black, brown & non-binary lovin’. Healers, artisans, herbalists, entrepreneurs, earth activists, yoginis, dakinis, reSisters, etc…y’all are welcome! Resident perks include a Sanctuary membership; easy access to our community events; the naturally-treated hot tub, and an organic in-house CSA.
The world needs more of this! The Sanctuary has touched my soul, inspired my life, grown my visions & activated my next steps as a powerful woman & artist in the world. ~ Cory Blair
Sanctuary site & rooms
We are located on 1.3 acres & 4 connected properties a few blocks to downtown Asheville & backing 60 acres of woodland trails. Our site includes extensive pollinator gardens, a water retention landscape, out buildings, a recycled stone courtyard & 2 residential homes that house 4-6 residents at a time, plus seasonal worktraders who live on the land.
• 2 charming homes filled with sunlight & clay paints & niches throughout
• Open floor design with living & dining rooms, kitchens & shared office
• Beautiful garden or sunset mountain views in all of the bedrooms
• Extensive permaculture gardens with large stone courtyard
• Access to the bordering 60 acres of woodland trails
• A naturally-treated hot tub under the stars
• Wi-Fi, washer/dryer & utilities included
I am blown away seeing how this place has transformed. I was here in the early days & feel like I’ve just walked into paradise. I can’t believe how it’s shifted. Seeing the gardens made me cry! ~ Charlotte Smith
Eco living, food as medicine, nourishment, yoga, dance, meditation, community, healing justice, compassionate communication, embodied & womanly arts, queer-friendly, sensual & sex positivity, black & brown lives matter, transformative culture, evolutionary consciousness, living the good life, women entrepreneurs, making it happen, tribe, connectivity, intimacy, integrating our whole human divine selves within the web of life! We are nature.
I deeply value having a place where I can be fully be me & be held in love. ~ Liana Moonstone
Rooms & rates
Rental rates vary from $420-$1220 per month including all utilities & the perks listed above. In addition to the cash rent, residents contribute between 1.5-4 hours of service per week based on your particular skills, ie: gardening, bodywork, coaching, etc. This helps to build community cohesion & helps to maintain the needs of the Sanctuary. What’s included in all of this is: all utilities, wifi, washer/dryer, heating/cooling, upkeep of the beautiful landscape, basic household cleaning supplies, ie: toilet paper & dish soap, an in-house seasonal organic CSA, 24/7 access to the naturally-treated hot tub & weekly community events (optional).
• Outdoor options: We have glamping options + rustic outdoor kitchen + hot tub, $420/month
• Practitioner Room: A beautiful shared room with earthen walls, privacy & great views, 20%/session
Available September 15th
• Sun Room: A small room with tons of windows; available by the night. Ask about our rates.
Available October 15th
• Basement Studio: Separate ground floor entry, brick walls freshly painted white, $800/month
• Sky Room: A gorgeous, very spacious room with a beautiful long-range mountain view, $850/month
We love this place! We were so thankful for the opportunity to experience the Sanctuary. From the moment we came up the drive, we knew we had entered a magical place. ~ Jessie Kaufman
Here are more details to see if Sanctuary living is in mutual alignment.
• Sanctuary service: We like living with folks who want to partake in & contribute their gifts to the sweetness of the sanctuary vs. just being a random paying renter. For the sake of creating cohesion between residents & the sanctuary, we all give some form of ‘service’ on a weekly basis, whether it be gardening, massage, web design….or whatever feels good for you to give. This is based on 1.5-4 hours per week, depending on the value of your skills. We can determine details together once you’re here : )
• Overnight guests: 2 overnight guest passes per month are included. If you have overnight guests beyond this, we request a contribution of $15-$35/person/night. This applies to overnighters. Day guests are welcome any time free of charge as long as you are mindful of other housemates. If your overnight guest wants to stay in their own guest room, please have them text 828.two seven nine.1955.
• Hot tub: 2 hot tub ‘friend’ passes per month are included. If you have more than 2 hot tub visitors per month, a $10 contribution is requested per person per visit. This is based on the honor system.
• Food: We much prefer sharing kitchen space with others who prioritize eating local & organic, ie: shopping from our local coop is a plus!
• Participate: There is zero obligation, but you are welcome to join our Mo(o)nday Sanctuary Series evening events….for free!
• Views: Rooms have long range mountain sunset or garden views *except the sun room & garage studio.
• Shared meals: We share a ‘family’ dinner roughly 2x a month to connect & enjoy together.
• Chores: You are expected to share in house chores & help keep the space sparkly clean!
• Parking: Street parking is free.
We are looking for those who are deeply aligned to come live with us! ~ the Sanctuary Team
Apply to live at the Sanctuary
If you’re in alignment with our wild n’ wonderful ways, please fill out the form below. Note: We are not a child-proof space & are unable to accommodate children long term. Well behaved pets who don’t bark, shed, or poop in our gardens are welcome for a $50 nonrefundable pet fee per month. Cats are welcome if they stay in your space only. We have room for up to 2 pets per house total.
Imagine if all people cared for their land, every neighborhood connected their properties, created wildlife habitat with rainwater ponds, grew pollinator gardens, shared food… ~ Janell Kapoor