Idyllic Gulf Islands Home/Farmstead
Galiano Island, Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Attractive home on 1.65 acres in Therah Village at the north end of Galiano Island. Therah Village is a 29-share residential/agricultural development on 160 acres of land adjacent to 400-acre Dionisio Provincial Park near the northern tip of the Island. Parts of Dionisio Provincial Park lie north of Therah and provide convenient beaches and other recreational opportunities for residents. The remainder of the Park lies to the south and provides access to Therah, as well as access to other adjacent parks: Galiano Island’s ecological reserve and a new community park on the Salish Sea/Strait of Georgia. The parkland also forms the land base for a 25km network of trails in and around Therah.
Therah Village was laid out in the early 1980s by associates of the UBC Faculty of Landscape Architecture with a 60-acre residential ridge and 100 acres of mostly forested common land, including a 13-acre agricultural component with allotment gardens for residents, organically certified, a heritage orchard of apple, pear and plum trees, a celebrated and shared blueberry patch producing 500-800 lbs. annually and a community meeting hall with kitchen. Animal husbandry and pasturing is also encouraged.
The house site consists of 1.65 forested acres, entirely deer-fenced, near the top of Therah Village’s residential ridge. About 60 percent is cleared and provides a beautiful “outdoor room” amidst the fir forest with beautifully landscaped and mature floral and horticultural areas and numerous fruit trees and other landscape species and 18 raised vegetable beds, a chicken house accommodating up to 25 birds and woodshed/garage. Access to common land (100 acres) including community vegetable garden (with organic certification). The lot contains a 50 ft2 free-standing greenhouse, and another 150 ft2 greenhouse is attached to the basement level of the house.
The 1350 ft2 house (700 ft2 in the original cabin and 650 ft2 in a 2008 addition) sits at the north end of the sunny, south-facing and airily bright “outdoor room” and includes:
Other features: newer metal roof with R35 ceiling insulation, updated kitchen, ceramic-tiled entry, dining and kitchen areas, fir flooring in living area and bedrooms, full basement with workshop and wired space for sauna beneath bedroom wing and partial basement under main house, Jotul wood stove in living room and “installation-ready” space for woodstove in master bedroom, baseboard heaters, satellite dishes for TV and internet.
Listed with local Realtor MLS V1064230
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EcoProperty ID: 41296 Date posted to EcoProperty.ca: Jul 10 2017