LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 05, 2019 7 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND

This land opportunity is located in the community of West Creston, a rural residential area 10 minutes west of Creston, located in the Creston Valley south of Kootenay Lake and just north of the border. The property boasts several acres of cultivable land on fertile soil.

Some of the land has been converted into a market garden already with lots of free space, while other areas would need a few stumps pulled, and some fencing, to be used for cultivation or livestock. Some of the property is already fenced for livestock.

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The land owners have 6 bee hives that would be available for use by the land seeker. The land has a few outbuildings, including a barn. The land has a pond as well that will be developed for aquaculture.

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The land is currently farmed organically, with some vegetables, and trees being harvested. The property boasts 4 streams, 3 with water licences for irrigation if farming and gravity fed water (first on the line) from the mountain behind for the house use. There are 5 fields with different types of typography.

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The garden is cleared and fenced but since there was no garden this year, it’s overgrown. It would be a suitable place for a couple of tunnel greenhouses. There is little wind and the weather is very temperate.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The land owners reside on the property. Use of the barn is allowed but the space is shared. Though they may live there part of the year, they would not interfere with anyone’s farm plans.

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On-farm projects could include a fish farm, nursery or agri-tourism business. The situation is ideal for someone interested in having an organic market garden, perennials, a beekeeping operation or raising small livestock or poultry. There are water rights and no shortage.

The land owners ideally hope to find an experienced young farm couple who have a secondary off-farm income. What the land owners can offer is a tiny home (non-smokers, non-partyers) to farmers who have the skills and a commitment to build themselves a decent living and who treat animals ethically and kindly. The land owners are open to adding and improving infrastructure on the land and their values are centred around ecological practices and protecting the environment.

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The land and out buildings are available for lease in whole or in part on a short-term basis to start with possibility to renegotiate if the right fit. The land owners are open to creative models of transitioning some of the land to the right farmers.

GET IN TOUCH

This land opportunity is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact hailey@youngagrarians.org.

Check out the UMAP listing at: http://maps.youngagrarians.org/locations/55604-9-5-acres-with-tiny-home

For more land opportunities, and to learn about the B.C. Land Matching Program, please visit youngagrarians.org/land


The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Columbia Basin by the Province of British Columbia, with support from Columbia Basin Trust and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.

7 thoughts on “LAND OPPORTUNITY: WEST CRESTON SHARED LAND WITH HOUSING

    1. Hi Francis,

      I’ll forward your questions to our Columbia Basin Land Matcher. She will be able to answer, and give you some more info on the BC Land Matching Program. Keep an eye on your email inbox.

      Cheers,
      Michi

    1. Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for your inquiry! I’ll forward your question to Hailey, the Land Matcher for this opportunity. In the case that this one isn’t available, she can let you know about similar listings. Keep an eye on your email inbox.

      Cheers,
      Michi

  1. Hello, I am also interested in an opportunity similar to this one. My roommate and I are currently living in town due to owner’s selling the hobby farm we were on, and our livestock (birds and bees) are scattered on two other separate properties. Please let me know how I can find out what current opportunities may be suitable and available. Thank you.

  2. Hello, I am also interested in an opportunity similar to this one. My roommate and I are currently living in town due to owner’s selling the hobby farm we were on, and our livestock (birds and bees) are scattered on two other separate properties. Please let me know how I can find out what current opportunities may be suitable and available. Thank you.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for your comment. I’ll forward your inquiry to the Land Matcher for the region, Hailey. She will follow up via email on available listings. Keep an eye on your inbox!

      Cheers,
      Michi

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