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Unique Squamish property offers a walk in the woods

Want to take a suspension bridge to get home?

There's a little slice of forest for sale north of Squamish, offering a genuine outdoor living experience as long as you're OK with a bit of camping while you scope out your dream home.

On sale for $225,000, outdoors enjoyers could find themselves the owners of 1.2 hectares (2.99 acres) of treed leasehold property a little under 10 kilometres up Paradise Valley Rd.

The property is listed as a recreational lease until 2031.

Prospective buyers and future owners can get close to the property by car, listed as 2020 Misty's Lane, but the catch (or perk) is that it's on the other side of the Cheakamus River from the access road.

Access is via a pedestrian suspension bridge, which also gives a handful of other properties on that side of the river a connection to the rest of the world.

Listing agent Jennifer Sale said it was rare for such a property to come on the market.

"To find such a unique community within 20 minutes of Squamish is uncommon and offers a quiet, more relaxed lifestyle that is becoming more and more difficult to imagine, never mind finding, as development and the population increases," she said.

"It offers an opportunity to create your own haven set above the flowing water amongst the trees."

The lot is forested and bounded by vacant crown land to the south. The neighbourhood is likely going to be pretty quiet—it's one of only a handful of properties accessed by foot along that portion of the river.

The lot is listed as vacant, with 0 beds and 0 baths, but prospective buyers are encouraged to build their dream cabin or home—as long as they're comfortable walking all the required materials across the footbridge.

The property falls outside municipal boundaries and sits within the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and taxes are pretty slim (for the year listed) at $1,019 in 2022.

While a connection to BC Hydro is at the property line, it has no other services hooked up.

Find out more on the property's REW listing. 

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