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Welcome to

Big Calm Tiny Homesteads

Big Calm is a premium tiny home community for permaculture-inspired remote digital workers, located in the heart of the Kootenays. Enjoy fresh air, clean water, fertile land, and gorgeous valley views among other friendly, eco-minded neighbours; the ultimate regenerative remote work-life environment.

Property Highlights

Bring your own THoW (Tiny Home on Wheels) and share more than 30 glorious acres with fresh mountain water, trails into backcountry Crown land, and a variety of other great features.

Essentials

Fully serviced (water, septic, and power), including high-speed wifi

Nature

Permaculture-focused, pet-friendly, and plenty of space to roam

Hands-on

Gardening, trail-building, and other hands-on community projects

Amenities

Shared quiet/social space, washer/dryer, bike/ski storage, tools and more

Discover your

Pocket Neighbourhood

illustrated site plan map of Big Calm Tiny Homesteads
Site details subject to change
The

Arbor

The Arbor is in a lower, shaded, semi-private alcove, near a knob hill forest, the community’s main entrance, and a common building nearby on the other. Depending on some engineering still underway, this spot will be home to either a small THoW or a modular rental suite. 

  • Pad: A
  • Phase: Fall 2021
  • THoW: Small
  • Facing: Northeast
  • Status: Reserved
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    The

    Boulder

    Backing onto a lush forested knob hill and facing Sky Castle peak, the Boulder’s main landmark is, well, a formidable (and triumphantly climbable) boulder in the front. This pad is conveniently located near the Shangri-loft and community parking.

    • Pad: B
    • Phase: Fall 2021
    • THoW: Medium or Large
    • Facing: Northeast
    • Status: Available
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      The

      Chaptikwl

      Chaptikwl are ancient Sinixt stories that guide how we should live as people in balance with the elements, animals, our emotions and with each other. At the highpoint of the property, this pad looks out on the community.

      • Pad: C
      • Phase: Fall 2021
      • THoW: Large
      • Facing: East
      • Status: Available
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        The

        Demure

        As the name suggests, The Demure is reserved in its placement and modest in its size. Located in a cozy pocket on Big Calm’s westernmost ridge, this pad is perfect for a small tiny house with a back entrance (which will eventually face a central pond).

        • Pad: D
        • Phase: 2023
        • THoW: Small
        • Facing: Northeast
        • Status: Available
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          The

          Eunoia

          In ancient Greek, eúnoia means “well mind, beautiful thinking, and a condition of receptivity.” It’s also the tiniest word with all five vowels. This pad is in an open yet secluded spot along the western fence line and opposite the future pond/park area.

          • Pad: E
          • Phase: 2023
          • THoW: Small-Medium
          • Facing: East
          • Status: Available
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            The

            Fernweh

            Translated literally from German, Fernweh means “far-woe” or a longing for distant places. This pad is one of the furthest out from the gates and enjoys plenty of space around it. You’ll wish you were there. Bonus: bring your hammock; this one is is tucked in amongst a few tall trees. 

            • Pad: F
            • Phase: 2023
            • THoW: Small
            • Facing: Northeast
            • Status: Available
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              The

              Gökotta

              Gökotta (go-kah-tuh) is an untranslatable Swedish word, which essentially means “to rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing.” Perfect, right? This extra-large (family-sized?) pad is in the open clearing at the north end of the community. It gets the earliest sun and backs onto bird-friendly woods.

              • Pad: G
              • Phase: 2023
              • THoW: Large
              • Facing: South
              • Status: Available
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                The

                Halcyon

                Not to be confused with the wonderfully refreshing hot springs a couple hours to the north, this back-corner spot is also idyllically happy and peaceful. The Halcyon has easy access to our backwoods trails and is ideal for those wanting to be more amongst the trees.

                • Pad: H
                • Phase: 2022
                • THoW: Small-Medium
                • Facing: Southwest
                • Status: Available
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                  The

                  Inglenook

                  In Old English, an inglenook is a recess that adjoins a fireplace. A home is coziest around a hearth. This guest-stay pad isn’t near fire but it is in a cute angled nook between the eastern fence line and a cluster of tall trees. The skies over the southern stretch of the Valley are glorious from this spot. 

                  • Pad: I
                  • Phase: 2022
                  • THoW: Medium
                  • Facing: West
                  • Status: Reserved
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                    The

                    Jaunt

                    Just inside the main gate and not far from the Shangri-loft, with access to the meadow on one side and the forest on the other, this fence line pad is well-positioned for more fleeting guests – short-term tinies and summertime RVs. The Jaunt includes power and water, but no septic.

                    • Pad: J
                    • Phase: 2022
                    • THoW/RV: Small-Medium
                    • Facing: West
                    • Status: Reserved
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                      Silicon Slocan Valley

                      If you’ve dreamt of a place with natural beauty, vibrant down-to-earth communities, and accessible activities, this is it.

                      Population: 10,664

                      With 350 heritage buildings, a fully restored and operating streetcar, stunning geography and a thriving arts and small business community, Nelson is a combination of storybook charm and cosmopolitan sophistication.

                      Population: 8,992

                      Situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers in the SW corner of the Kootenay Rockies, this mill town sits in a valley that has a rich and diverse history, steeped in the heritage and culture of the Doukhobors, who migrated here in the early 20th century.

                      Population: 400

                      Named after John B. Winlaw, who built a sawmill here around 1900, the town was a railway siding, like other communities in the Valley once were. Those rather traditional roots have nourished an eclectic community, which celebrates its diverse lifestyles and ways of thinking and being.

                      Population: 350

                      Previously a booming mining and mill town, Slocan is now a peaceful place to take a dip in the lake, go for an owl walk, and explore the great outdoors.

                      Population: 668

                      First Nations, silver miners, loggers, and Japanese-Canadians interned here during WWII, have lived in these small Valhalla communities perched next to the stunning Slocan Lake. They are now hubs for outdoor recreation and a gateway west to Kaslo and Ainsworth Hot Springs.

                      Population: 1,605

                      A vibrant, safe, and friendly lakeshore community nestled on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, Nakusp boasts an incredible waterfront boardwalk, developed hot springs, and charming main street.

                      Background

                      Nelson

                      Castlegar

                      Winlaw

                      Slocan

                      Silverton & New Denver

                      Nakusp

                      Access

                      Landscape

                      Nestled between the gentle Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, near the Slocan River and Slocan Lake – with the 50 km Rail Trail alongside them.

                      Recreation

                      Not far from Whitewater and RED Mountain ski resorts, Valley View Golf Course, various relaxing hot springs, and tranquil wildlife/bird sanctuaries.
                      Teasers

                      Some Awe

                      Slide aerial image of a filed with trees in the Slocan Valley Valley Vista Slide light green caterpillar crawling on a weathered wooden fence Fenceline Traveller Slide pleasant green rural meadow with a horse Sunny Panorama Slide snow covered evergreen trees on a gentle mountain slope First Snow Slide old log forest sauna with living roof amongst cedar trees Forest Walk Slide aerial view of Big Calm site meadow with surrounding trees Soaring Valley Slide tan horse looking up from grazing in a green field with blue skies Field Horse Slide Large meadow surrounded by trees with valley view Open Space Slide fenced green paddock in an idyllic rural setting Bird Songs