Turning off the HWY 101 onto our road you’re immediately surrounded by big trees. Cool and calming they hug the shoulders giving quiet shade and the crisp scent of cedar and fir. Once past the power lines in the large clearing dominated by an enormous Pacific Dogwood, (3rd biggest in BC) they once again engulf you. The road meanders through the greenery, stretching onward taking each turn in easy stride. The lovely scenery then opens up to a large natural pond favoured by beavers and herons. From there you catch the first glimpse of the common house and hear the joyful bubbling of Silver creek.
Our 40+ acres of mostly forested property is in a rural setting approximately 19 min from town, in an area called Lang Bay. The land is rich in water with three ponds, year-round access to Eagle River, and several creeks and streams. The old homestead includes a large common house, 2 cabins and many other outbuildings. There’s also a poultry coop surrounded by a large yard, mature fruit and nut trees, and a community garden. Many hiking trails criss-cross the magnificent forest.
Our group has temporarily moved into the common house and the auxiliary buildings while getting ready to build our forever homes. We will have several clusters of healthy and sustainable naturally built residences, utilizing locally-obtained building materials. Residents will own their own homes while sharing common spaces. The common house is a place for community dinners, meetings, entertainment, and other public and private functions. It has a large country kitchen, a great big dining/living room, with room for children to play, space for guests, laundry, storage, and a workshop.