Whether it’s the global pandemic, modern technology or a synergy of factors, off-grid living in relatively remote areas of B.C. (such as the interior or on private coastal islands) has never been more feasible. With amenities driven by propane or gas generators and solar or wind power, and accoutrements from self-composting toilets to tankless water heaters, you may never have to pay an energy bill again. Bonus: off-grid properties often sell for much lower prices than serviced properties. Resources like the Facebook group BC Off-Grid Living can provide inspiration and a community.
Buy here: 2021 assessed value of a single-family home in Zeballos, at the mouth of Nootka Sound: $69,000 (+28%).