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Old 07-14-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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Is there such a thing as affordable land in southern BC? I'm looking to build a self sustaining Permaculture homestead of about 25 acres. Hoping to spend less than $100k. Proximity to major towns not that important. Might even consider Alberta.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You do know that Southern BC and Alberta covers about 1000 miles right? Ranges from costal rainforest, high mountains, rainshadow valleys and bald ass prairie?

You might have more luck being more region specific.

Your question equals asking if there is a good place for a farm anywhere in Washington, Idaho and Montana.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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A price of less than $100,000 might be possible if it were in the absolute middle of nowhere and not much good for anything. Otherwise I doubt one could find anything in the south of BC or Alberta
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: BC, Canada
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No, $100k will not get you 25 acres in the southern half of BC. Try mls.ca if you want to look at property.

There are a few distinct ecological zones. In the Fraser Valley (the delta of the fraser river) the ecology is temperate rainforest. It is very lush but very wet. The same extends to the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. The forests are mostly cedar.

Along the west side of the province are the coast mountains, which catch a lot of the incoming clouds from the ocean. The sunshine coast is an inhabited area west of these mountains which is unreachable except by ferry. East of the coast mountains is a very dry area, with Desert near Osoyoos and arid areas around Okanagan lake.

As one moves further East the rains pick up again (but nothing like the coast) and it gets progressively less arid until one reaches the base of the Rocky Mountains. That range is mostly coniferous forest.

This is the bottom half of BC. The top half has a bit different climate.
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