05 Nov Off The Grid Luxury On Wickaninnish Island
If you’re looking for something near in and around Tofino I should have you take a peek at this stunningly rugged west coast home. Situated just across the water from downtown Tofino sits Wickaninnish Island which offers nature lovers an off the grid living experience.
While the real estate market in Tofino is still quite hot and prices are up, this home is quite the bargain if you are fine having to ride a boat into town. I visited this great city a few times this summer working with a real estate client of mine and I’ve really fallen in love with this Vancouver Island gem.
What makes this home extra special in my mind is that it is currently owned by a chef and the kitchen really reflects that. The kitchen comes with stainless counter-tops, fir cupboards with stainless pulls, stainless Euro ConServe fridge, Italian Verona built in stainless oven and stove top, and a built-in knife drawer.
Don’t let the off the grid title scare your off either. This home is fitted with a 1000 watt solar system that powers everything in the house as if you were on the mainland. The inside bathroom includes a flush toilet and is plumbed and wired for a washing machine and dryer. To provide drinking water this home has been designed with a water collection system with filtration to ensure you don’t get thirty while taking in those views.
The total living space is around the 1640 square foot range and there are two bedrooms and one bathroom and was built only back in 2000. Your lot size however sits at a total of 5.00 acres and you’re literally surrounded by old growth forest that is home to all sorts of local wildlife. Imagine sitting on your deck watching whales, eagles and salmon stroll on by.
It is currently on the market for $590,000 CDN