If you are looking to relocate, on a sweet remote little island near you, there is a lovely bit of forest land, with a working garden of some size, and all it needs is the right resident(s) / caretaker(s). This is on a small gulf island, aprox 1 - 1.5 hours from vancouver or victoria by ferry. The property is a 30 minute drive from the ferry in a remote neighborhood. There are no transit services on this small island. This property sits on the 49th parallel.
Ideally we are hoping to rent this in January 2012, but polish up your references and we may hold this for the right tenants eventual move in date. We hope to find someone who is willing to rent the house on a temporary basis of three to six months furnished or partially furnished rental. Preference will be given to those who can stay on beyond this time frame if it all works out, and to either lease or help manage and monitor the leasing of the garden space and outbuildings for the next growing season. The rental could be long term and with eventual partial barter for services rendered in lieu of rent.
Preferred tenants include people with an interest in gardening, an interest and experience in land stewardship, and experience in residential caretaking or related field. There is a small commercial potential in the garden operation which is also currently for rent separately. Primary consideration will be given to those with solid references (work, volunteer or interpersonal) indicating good interpersonal boundaries & conflict resolution skills, as you may be uniquely suited for some temporary early challenges of this situation. Rental fees will be flexible based on if you are renting just house or house and garden. May be possible to negotiate a partial barter for rent depending on references and experience.
The access to the main house and much of the land are not wheelchair accessible currently. The house is structurally unique and the land and gardens are an amazing place to be. The Main house is a dome style one bedroom house with wood stove, full bathroom with a deep bath tub, big functional kitchen, laundry, an extra bedroom/loft and a deck that wraps around two sides of the house. There are laundry machines in the house. Arbutus, Cedar and Fir hang over the deck giving you the feel of being right in the woods whether inside or outside the house. for pictures, more info, etc please contact Danielle at [removed phone]
ps we have the gardens and a small heated one room cabin in the gardens also for rent. Please contact us if these are of interest.
Galiano, British Columbia