LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 acres with orchard and housing in Harrop

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

Harrop land with housing

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This farming opportunity is located in Harrop, a small community nestled on the south side of the Kootenay River, north of Nelson. The land owners that reside on this property are making their cabin available for rent to one or two farmers who are also interested in taking over the maintenance of the garden and small orchard. There is land available to increase food production and have small livestock.

View of the upper area of the property
View of the upper area of the property

The 4.7 acre property has wifi and cell service and is located just minutes from the Harrop ferry. The driving time to Kaslo is 40 minutes, 20 minutes to Ainsworth Hot Springs and 35 minutes to Nelson.

The communities of Harrop and neighbouring Proctor are accessible by free cable ferry that crosses the Kootenay River. This ferry runs 24/7, 365. The property is within walking distance of the lake and the Harrop-Proctor Community Forest.


The property’s open land previously part of much larger farm and used extensively for decades. The current landowners have been on the land for 30 years and have a small-scale garden, have had sheep and donkeys and planted the orchard 25 years ago.




The land owners currently reside on the property. They are looking for someone to help them keep their land in production and, ideally, increase production. The land owners are in retirement and hoping to find a land seeker who is interested in connection and community-building. They have years of experience to offer a land seeker in terms of mentorship and local knowledge and maintain a warm and hospitable environment on their scenic property.

Cabin for land seeker

The situation is suitable for someone interested in market gardening, raising small livestock like sheep, donkeys and poultry and managing the existing fruit orchard. The land is on a north facing slope with excellent soil, good drainage and ample sun exposure.

View over the property

There is housing on site. The land owners would like to assess fit and interests first, hoping to make a long-term arrangement with the right individuals. Due to the housing space, this opportunity would be ideal for a single land seeker or a couple.

Inside the cabin
Inside the cabin

As long-time residents of the area who have also raised their family there, the land owners are a great resource for farmers looking to connect with the local Kootenay farming and wider community.


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