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Off-Grid, Co-op Living Near Nelson

Near Nelson, BC

The Maa Land Co-operative is looking for new members. Look no further if you’d like to live in a natural, off-grid setting, in an alternative community as well as having access to the services of a small, fun city. The Maa Co-op was established in 1994 on 88 acres on Bird Creek (15 km west of Nelson) with the mission of providing land for affordable rural housing. Since that time, we’ve built houses, community, a micro-hydro system and perma-culture gardens.

Currently, 9 adults and 6 children live full time at Maa with two more kids being part-time. We are looking for new members who are ecologically-minded, queer-positive and are interested in good communication and sustainable living/self-sufficiency. We would be delighted to have more small children on the land (ours are 6 and under), especially if collaborative home-schooling is of interest. We are looking for full-time residents to join our community and all its endeavors.

The Squirrel's Nest one acre housesite is a sweet, private, finished, two bedroom, 700 sq foot house in the forest with an established private garden and root cellar. There are outdoor bathing and toilet facilities. Members share various outbuildings, equipment, tools and a large common garden. Please note that Maa is rustic, off-grid, mostly forested mountainside, with walk in winter access and lots of snow in the winter. We have a trial period for potential new members. The land is and all the sites are owned by the Co-op with members holding shares.  Hence, there is no individual title for houses and thus are not mortagable by a bank but the outgoing land partner is open to discussing vendor financing. Also, the prospects for insuring houses is low. 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 20 2019    ID: 51429