Off Grid Cabin In the Woods, a Peaceful, Affordable Retreat
The cabin is an off-grid building close to the Cowichan River. It is surrounded by bird song, maple forest and ferns.The octagonal cabin was inspired by Navajo hogans … includes design elements from yurts. A double door opens onto a deck above a babbling creek. Solar power system with LED lighting. Wood and propane heat. Skylight. Kitchen with lots of cupboards. Bathroom with claw-foot tub and on-demand propane water heater. Sleeping loft. Running water from a water tower. Rainwater collection plus well water. Includes a woodshed, tool shed and storage, A 400 square foot storage building could be developed as a guest house or office. R20 insulation in roof, walls and floor keep the cabin warm and dry all winter. Good cell signal. Satellite internet.
It is in a remote corner of an RV campground on native private land on Johnny Bear Road which cannot be sold.The park operates like a typical manufactured home park. You own the buildings and pay rent for the land and services. The rent for the 1 acre lot is $550 month. The cabin and outbuildings are $55K. I am open to a lease-to-own contract with $25K down and total payments of about $1000 month. Yes you can afford to live on the Island in a cabin by a river.