Staying at The Cabbage School

photo: Lydia See

The Cabbage School sits in a beautiful cove about 30 minutes west of Asheville, North Carolina. The school sits on 17 acres of pasture and forest. We have a small vegetable garden where we grow produce for residents and class participants. A small, clear creek runs at the bottom of the property.

Cabbage School kitchen
photo: Hannah Felperin

The building that houses the school is a two story, four bedroom home atop the hill. A beautiful, brand new kitchen was installed spring of 2018! As we make changes to the building, we know that it will be, and is already, the most special home for The Cabbage School.




There is no cell phone reception and no internet at the school. Please prepare to be without your devices while at the school, knowing that you may have a chance to travel to town on occasion.

photo: Hannah Felperin

Accommodations are simple. Shared rooms are furnished with beds and storage for personal items. Bathrooms are shared. All linens, bedding, and towels are provided.

Accommodations at The Cabbage School
photo: Hannah Felperin

Most beds are twin size bunk beds. We have a couple double/queen bed options but we do not reserve these for individuals unless requested. Please notify your class facilitator in advance if you are not able to sleep in a twin size bed or on a top bunk, or if ground level accommodations are needed, as most of our bedrooms are up one flight of stairs.

Food is communally supplied: All students are expected to bring enough food to feed one person for the duration of the class. We suggest bringing larger quantities of a few things, so class participants can enjoy communal dinners together. The school contributes staples, such as rice, condiments, oil, pasta and beans. We have a full kitchen available for food prep.
photo: Hannah Felperin
Work Trade and Scholarships
As a part of the Cabbage School experience, and in an effort to integrate the student community with our village life, all students and instructors participate in a “power half-hour” every morning at 8 am to get the day going and give the school building and property some love and attention. Power half-hour projects can include cleaning the house, gardening, and setting up for the day’s classes.
photo: Hannah Felperin