LAND OPPORTUNITY: Co-operative homestead and retreat opportunity in the Slocan Valley

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 04, 2022 5 Comments

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Silverton is nestled in the west-facing mountain side centre of Slocan Lake, one hour from Nelson to the south east and Nakusp to the north. The Valhalla Range towers over the property and Slocan Lake is an easy quick bike ride or drive away.

The property has a fenced nursery area with 13 raised beds with plenty of work tools, pots, wheel barrels, indoor fully operating growing rooms with equipment,  an all-year heated greenhouse with concrete floors, and yurt where processing equipment is located, with an option to use, kitchenette/full bath, heat, and LED lighting.

The gardens produce enough to feed the landholders, who reside full-time on the property, but do not intend to remain on the property. Crops include berries, herbs, vegetables, storage and processing crops, flowers and much more!

The landholders have tried to use regenerative and natural practices on their land. Outside the shared garden area, the land is rocky and heavily treed. There is internet available on the property but cell service depends on the provider. Roads are always maintained by the property owners. in this area Ideally these candidates would have experience living in a remote area.


The landholders are hoping to find long-term farmers that want to live full-time on the property and participate in the creation and management of a retreat and event space. There is a house on the property that can accommodate up to 35 people comfortably, within discussion of purpose, it has 8 bedrooms. There is a yurt on the property that may be available for a leasing farmer that is managing the gardens for the business happening on the property, with access to shared processing equipment for value-added products.

There is extra land to grow veggies or have small livestock on the land, though fencing would be required. The long-term plan is to co-create a co-op, sharing the bounty grown from land in a sustainable way, while also holding small events that provide potential for income on the land. The details will get worked out depending on who is interested in this opportunity, their needs and vision. Building skills come in very handy on the property.

The landholders’ focus is to leave a legacy so that like-minded people have a place to regenerate and enjoy homegrown, healthy food. This opportunity managing the gardens would provide a trial period to see if everyone’s personalities fit for the long-term as part of a potential co-op community.


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5 thoughts on “LAND OPPORTUNITY: Co-operative homestead and retreat opportunity in the Slocan Valley

  1. I am assuming the land owners would be living somewhere else. What happens if they want to move to the land. What happens to the people who have been working it and taking care of it?(possibly for years). Would they have to move?

    1. Hi Toni,

      Thanks for your comment. Our land matcher for this region, Hailey, will get back to you via email.


    1. Hi Jessica!

      Thanks for your message! I have forwarded your info to the land matcher for your region! They will be in touch with more info.



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