The house was built with cedar that came from the land. It is built to withstand earthquakes with 6x10 beams supporting the ceilings. The insulation is between 6 and 8 inches, keeping the house warm in winter and cool in summer. The woodstove can heat the whole house in a really cold winter with only 3 cords of wood. A large country kitchen, two full bathrooms, three bedrooms and an office. There is a large den area downstairs perfect for watching the flames dancing in the woodstove. Hand - done stonework & a large patio for hot afternoons. The bluffs behind the house provide a gorgeous view over the valley and across to Mount Prevost, while Mt Richards provides the backdrop in the opposite direction. Down a few stone stairs is the carport with space for the winters wood below & lounge area on the roof. The water for the property is from a very deep, particularly good quality well. There are 17 acres of marshland with fish, frogs, & herons, at least 5 acres of woodland with paths & bluff land supporting native flora, like chocolate lilies, blue camas, Garry oaks and Arbutus. The farm is a beautiful mixture of wild and tame. There is a large, wired barn, with a usable room upstairs & an equally large space beneath with a chicken coop, several animal stalls and a poultry brooder for raising your own chicks. There is a second poultry coop on the lower part of the farm, along with pastures, food forests and another 1/2 acre of market gardens. With the marsh nearby, water is not an issue on the farm no matter how severe the drought, and the gardens and food forests flourish in deep peat soil. There are several fenced and cross fenced paddocks for livestock, as well as shelters for the animals. Always uncertified organic. This working farm has potential for good income, especially as the food forests are now reaching maturity. There are sheep, ducks & layer hens which can be included in the sale. There is also a cabin in the woods for a rustic getaway.
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX of Lake Cowichan.
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