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Manifest Your Vision on Sacred Land - Earthlands for Sale, Petersham, MA


Manifest Your Vision on Sacred Land


to an Educational, Spiritual, or Earth-centered Organization or Collective:


North Quabbin bio-region

Petersham, MA

Transformation happens herePeople travel from around the globe to experience the healing energies of this land. The Earth-based education and personal transformation programs and retreats hosted by Earthlands change lives.

What’s Your Vision?

Earthlands’ Main Lodge and surrounding acreage is available for purchase to an inspired and empowered organization or community of people who can guide the property into a sustainable future.

The Right Buyer for Earthlands:

  • Is connected to the sacred & healing qualities of the land;
  • Possesses the financial resources & organizational skills to appropriately manage the property;
  • Will participate in the new paradigm of the shifting consciousness evolving on Planet Earth; and
  • Will put part of the property into a land trust to be enjoyed, sustained & preserved in perpetuity

Sale Price…………………………………….$440,000.


Contact: Dr. Larry Buell (978) 724-0412

Components of the Sale:

  • 30-bed, 12-Room Main Lodge with spacious living/dining room & certified kitchen
  • Off-Grid 12-Volt Solar System
  • 47.8 Acres of Field, Forest, & Meadow
  • 2 Retreat Cabins
  • Wood heated Sauna
  • Primitive Campsite & Program Space

Plus the Retreat & Program Center Business, which includes contracts with inspirational leaders in the Great Turning: Sparrow Heart, Alisa Starkweather, Paul Rezendes and others

Additional Benefits:

  • Right of first refusal for abutting 95 acres
  • Surrounded by 4000+ acres of state land 
  • 61A Tax Reduction Program in effect

Components of the Earthlands Property

Wood Frame House………3,769 Sq. Ft.

12 room house built in 1987

2 kitchens

4 bathrooms and two showers

4 outdoor composting toilets

spacious living room / dining room

book & video library

6 bedrooms with 30 Beds,

3 meeting and activity spaces

Panoramic views from wrap-around deck

Grounds - 47.8 acres, including:

16 acres of open field and meadow

Organic vegetable gardens & forest garden

Woodland Trails

Preserved Wildlife Habitat

Wetlands and Cardinal Brook 

Historic & Sacred Sites: Medicine Circle & Labyrinth

Ecological & Land-Use Teaching Stations

Multi-Camper Campsite with campfires & council rings

Utilities & Property Systems

5 state-of-the-art wood stoves

Back-up Propane Empire Heater

2 Propane Kitchen Stoves

12-Volt Solar System with back-up Honda Generator

360’ deep well with 10 Gal. per minute capacity 

Solar well pump

Double Solar Shower 

2 campfire sites

2 large capacity Parking Lots


Tool shed and woodshed; 

Basement workshop

16’ Wood Yurt (Bill Cooperthwaith, Builder)

20’ x 24’ Wooden one-story Sheep & Horse Barn

12’ x 14’ Retreat Cabin - “Orchard Cabin”

20’ x 16’ Caretaker’s Cabin - “Heart Space”

16’ x 24’ Summer Pavilion & Meeting Space

About Earthlands:

Located near the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts, and surrounded by 4,000 acres of state-protected forest, Earthlands’ private setting is ideal for a broad range of gatherings. Far away from the hum of vehicles and the business of modern life, Earthlands lends itself to deep personal reflection, group development, and self-directed learning with the Earth.


Earthlands has served as an Earth-based education facility and a retreat center for personal transformation programs for over 25 years. With its wide range of accommodations and amenities, the property has supported college and university courses; retreats for organizations and individuals; festive seasonal gatherings; conferences, trainings, and workshops. The Lodge is also home to the University of the Wild.

The Land:

Earthlands is located on Nipmuk land of the First Nations People. It was relatively peaceful territory for over 8,000 years. Evidence of this Earth-connected culture still stands, at the Equinox Underground Chambers*. The blend of ancient stonework and recent installations of a Medicine Circle, Seven-Circuit Cretan Labyrinth, cairns, and standing stones add to the sacredness of the property. Early European settlers removed the primitive forest around 1730. Many Colonial-era trees remain.

Learn more about the organization and see images of the land at:

Contact: Dr. Larry Buell to arrange a personal visit to Earthlands. 

(978) 724-0412