About.

Located on The Farm, an intentional community that was founded in 1971, the Ecovillage Training Center assists in transition towards a sustainable society by instruction in meeting basic needs for food, shelter, energy, fuel, gainful employment, and community process and progress. We are a whole systems immersion experience of Ecovillage living, together with classes of instruction, access to information, tools and resources, and on-site and off-site consulting and outreach experiences.

Stays.

$5/night

Volunteer Camping

Maximum capacity: 1 people
Food Not Included
We are in need of skilled volunteers to support our mission here at the Ecovillage Training Center. Specific needs are in areas of hospitality, organization, labor, and carpentry.

Volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 4 hours per day and we ask for an impact fee of $5 per day.

We offer tent platforms as well as flat grassy spaces for camping. All volunteers have access to our indoor bathrooms and showers, outdoor composting bathrooms, outdoor solar showers, our communal kitchen with fridge & cooking space, common areas, and WiFi. We even have shelves of communal food that volunteers are welcome to!

The Ecovillage Training Center is based within The Farm Community, a historical intentional community of roughly 200 people - so this is a great opportunity to not only experience life in an Ecovillage, but in a successful Intentional Community as well! The Farm offers a grocery store, swimming hole, disc golf course, and many beautiful hiking trails.

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$20/night

Dorm Room

Maximum capacity: 12 people
Food Not Included
This listing is for a dormitory bunk bed in The Farm EcoHostel, which is a part of The Farm Community that began in 1971. We welcome you to experience life in an Ecovillage and Intentional Community!

We are an active permaculture education center with many naturally built buildings, organic gardens, greenhouses, solar showers, and more!

The Farm community offers a grocery store, yoga studios, a swimming hole, disc golf course, hiking trails, and bicycle rentals.

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$30/night

Private Room 1

Maximum capacity: 2 people
Food Not Included
This listing is for a private room in The Farm EcoHostel, which is a part of The Farm Community that began in 1971. We welcome you to experience life in an Ecovillage and Intentional Community!

We are an active permaculture education center with many naturally built buildings, organic gardens, greenhouses, solar showers, and more!

The Farm community offers a grocery store, yoga studios, a swimming hole, disc golf course, hiking trails, and bicycle rentals.

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$30/night

Private Room 2

Maximum capacity: 2 people
Food Not Included
This listing is for a private room in The Farm EcoHostel, which is a part of The Farm Community that began in 1971. We welcome you to experience life in an Ecovillage and Intentional Community!

We are an active permaculture education center with many naturally built buildings, organic gardens, greenhouses, solar showers, and more!

The Farm community offers a grocery store, yoga studios, a swimming hole, disc golf course, hiking trails, and bicycle rentals.

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$60/night

Airport Shuttle (FUBER)

Maximum capacity: 1 people
Food Not Included
Farm + Uber = FUBER

Need us to pick you up from the airport? We'll come and get you! Let us know your flight schedule and how many travelers need a ride.

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$25/night

Naturally Built Round House in the Woods

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food Not Included
This small naturally build hut is a short distance down a path from the main ecohostel . There is a light, fan, and bed. You have access to the main house with the kitchen and restrooms. The closest bathroom is the fancy compost toilet and solar showers. This is a perfect place for someone who wants to feel like they are camping but not in a tent.

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$25/night

Tiny Naturally Built Room

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food Not Included
This small naturally build hut is a short distance down a path from the main ecohostel . There is a light, fan, and bed. You have access to the main house with the kitchen and restrooms. The closest bathroom is the fancy compost toilet and solar showers. This is a perfect place for someone who wants to feel like they are camping but not in a tent.

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Key Stats.

Year founded

1994

Size of project site

5 hectares

Dry season

April to September

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

3 - 25

Wet season

October to March

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Food

  • Omnivore
  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals

Internet

medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    daily
  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • meditation
    1-2 times per week
  • chi gong/tai chi
    3-5 times per week

Opportunities.

The Ecovillage Training Center is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Carpentry
  • Contractual Enterprise Partnerships
  • Videography
  • internship
  • Volunteering
  • Natural building
  • water systems apprentice
  • Garden manager

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