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Falkland, near Vernon & Kamloops, Okanagan Valley BC

Passively Built, Off-Grid, Solar Powered Home in Beautiful Paxton Valley, B.C.

This open concept home built in 2013 has 1663 sq. ft of finished area on the main floor and another 1612 sq. ft of unfinished space in the walkout basement. On the main floor you will find 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a den and a large great room with the living room, dining room and kitchen. The bright open concept kitchen offers lots of counter space and a nice island. When the winter nights get colder, cozy up at the real wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and valley from the many south-facing windows. Enjoy the benefits of passive heating and cooling. The winter sun generously adds warmth to the house, while the summer sun is effectively blocked, keeping the house cooler. During the summer, open all the windows at night to experience the cool breeze. No air conditioner needed!

The walkout basement offers the same theme of multiple large windows as on the main level and has its own entrance. The 4-piece bathroom and kitchen plumbing are roughed in and the basement has its own separate electrical panel. The basement has radiant heat for its primary source of heating and is ready to be converted into a legal suite!

The home is powered by solar energy with a backup generator (meaning no power outages here). The many windows and solar tubes provide natural light, long into dusk, reducing the need to turn on the LED lighting that is present throughout the house. Being energy and water conscious helps reduce the ecological footprint. Future out buildings requiring higher energy demands can be built near the road for easy access to hydro, if desired. Just a short 15-minute drive from Falkland, this property could be transformed into the perfect homestead with or without farm status.

Property and Residence Details:

  • Passive Solar House Design
  • Solar Powered
    • 4 bedrooms
    • 1 - 4-piece bath & 1 – ½ bath (on main floor)
    • Property Type: residential
    • Lot size: 43 acres in ALR (zoned AF-1)
    • Year built: 2013
    • Building Permit: Yes – TNRD
    • Occupancy Permit: Yes – 2013
    • Engineered Septic: Yes
    • Style: Single family detached
    • Basement: full daylight & partially finished
    • Taxes: $1129 (2019)
    • Price: $534,900

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Call Mark at 250-826-4920.



Interior Main Level: 

  • Kitchen: new (fall 2019) 
  • Flooring: concrete (thermal mass) with vinyl plank (new fall 2019) 
  • Heating: high efficiency propane furnace 
  • Auxiliary heat: high efficiency wood stove encased in decorative brick (thermal mass) 
  • 4 solar tubes strategically placed for natural light 
  • LED lighting throughout the entire home 
  • Windows: large south-facing, double pane, argon filled, solar gain 
  • Outstanding views of the mountains and valley 

Interior Basement Level: 

  • Plumbing: roughed in for 1 - 4-piece bathroom along with kitchen plumbing 
  • Flooring: concrete (thermal mass) 
  • Electrical Panel: Basement has its own panel 
  • Windows: large south-facing, double pane, argon filled, solar gain (Egress in all basement windows except the window in the roughed in bathroom) 
  • Heating: radiant heat with hot water boiler 
  • Geothermal potential 


  • fridge (electric) 
  • stove (propane) 
  • dishwasher (electric) 
  • Washer (electric) 
  • Dryer (propane) 

Power System: 

  • Professionally installed solar system under permit
  • 24v Magnum Inverter Pure Sine 4000 watts 
  • 12 – 190w Invensun solar panels = 2280 watts
  • Generator: Generac Ecogen 6kw propane powered backup generator 
  • 150 Midnight Classic charge controller 
  • BMK (Battery Monitor Kit) 
  • AGS (Automatic Generator Start) 
  • Magnum Energy Me-rc50 Inverter Charger Remote Control Panel  
  • Batteries: 8 – Rolls Surrette, 6V / 550 Ahr / S-550 (to be replaced in 2020) 


  • Foundation: concrete 
  • Structure: 6” walls and plywood construction 
  • Roof: Asphalt (3 years left on new home warranty) 
  • Siding: Hardie Board 


  • Engineered 
  • Certified Installer 
  • Septic tank & field 


  • Seasonal creek 
  • Rainwater collection 
  • Shallow well 
  • 2000-gallon cistern 
  • Reverse Osmosis 
  • Water filtration system 
  • UV light 
  • Water softener (for calcium) 

Lot Features: 

  • South facing property 
  • 43 acres of mostly treed landscape (gently sloping with lots of benches) 
  • Fir, spruce, pine, birch, larch & cedar 
  • garden area: 6 raised beds & a raspberry patch (fully fenced) 
  • natural stone tiered flower bed 
  • garden & hay shed 
  • small horse paddock 
  • perimeter is fenced 
  • geothermal potential 
  • potential to tie into the grid (hydro at road) 


  • Nearest town: Falkland, BC 
  • Regional District: property is in the TNRD (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) 
  • Post Office: Falkland, BC 
  • 15 minutes to Falkland, 45 minutes to Vernon, 1 hour to Kamloops, 1 hour to Salmon Arm, 1.5 hours to Kelowna 
  • Elementary Schools: Falkland Elementary in Falkland or Haldane Elementary in Chase, BC 
  • Secondary Schools: PVSS in Armstrong, BC or Chase Secondary in Chase, BC 
  • School Bus Stop: 10 mins away or carpool to school 
  • Hospitals: Vernon Jubilee, Shuswap Lake General Hospital (Salmon Arm), Royal Inland Hospital (Kamloops), Kelowna General Hospital 
  • Walk-in Clinics: Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Enderby 
  • Postal Code V0E 1W1 


  • Pillar Lake Resort: fishing, swimming, camping/cabins, hike to pillar 
  • Joyce Lake: Fishing, camping 
  • Hiking/Biking in crown land 
  • Cross country ski (Vernon & Salmon Arm or around the property) 
  • Horseback riding 
  • Downhill skiing (in Vernon, Revelstoke & Kamloops) 
  • Hunting (deer, moose,) 
  • Close to other recreational destinations throughout the Okanagan/Shuswap 










See realtors listing for more details. 

A commission of 6% on the first $100,000 and 1.5% on the balance is being offered to the Buyers Real Estate Agent.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 11 2019    ID: 55342