A unique property is for sale just outside of Squamish that would give its new owner a piece of backcountry life relatively close to town.
The 528-square-foot cabin located on Ring Creek Road is currently listed for $799,000. The cabin itself is described as a one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1.5-storey home.
Although it would be a bit of a trek to walk or bike to buy groceries from here, the quiet nights may make up for the effort.
“Live off-grid at over 600 [metre] elevation at the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park! For those seeking privacy and an extraordinary lifestyle in a unique location, look no further than this rare opportunity to reside and recreate in nature,” reads the listing.
Just down the road from Elfin Lakes trailhead, the listing says the cabin was built in 2000 and is located about a 10-minute drive away from the Quest University area. The property is said to back up to a nearby creek.
“Seek to fix up the existing cabin structure or plan your dream off-grid abode,” reads the listing. “Advances in off-grid living technology make this property more accessible than ever!”
The cabin itself has a visible spiral staircase on one side of the property that attaches to an upper balcony, white siding, plus what looks to be a man-made fire pit.
No pictures of the inside of the cabin are available on the listing.
Compared to some other similar-sized properties listed in Squamish, the price of backcountry access, land and privacy seem to have increased the overall cost. For example, a 555-square-foot condo at The Main is currently listed at $529,000 and a 607-square-foot condo at The Vantage is currently listed at $549,000, which are both one-bedroom, one-bathroom as well.
Property taxes for this cabin were $984 in 2022.
The cabin has been listed for 75 days, according to the listing, with no information about the previous purchase price.