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Big Calm

“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Big Calm is a permaculture-guided tiny homestead community for remote digital workers, in the heart of the Kootenays. 

Phase 2 is tentatively set to open in Summer 2022.

fenced green paddock from above with Big Calm logo superimposed

Founders

👋 Hi, we’re Steve and Abby. 

There’s no huge property development company behind Big Calm Inc. It’s us, a loving, middle-aged, no-kids couple who works online, enjoys nature, and values community.

Steve ran a disaster management software company and now advises a range of incredible social innovation / mental wellness / financial feminism / technology startups. 

Abby is an IR pro at Zoeta BioCommunications, with a Masters in Biomedical Technology and a certificate in permaculture design.

Origins

Dismayed by dismal political discourse and anxious about cascading climate change, we set out in 2019 to find a quiet piece of countryside in interior B.C.

On our tour of numerous listed properties, we came upon a glorious 37-acre mountain-side bench with spring water, spectacular views, a large organic garden, unfinished post-and-beam barn-loft, and old cabin.

Our option-to-purchase proved to be fortuitous when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. We exercised it in Spring 2020 and are now gradually building out the ultimate regenerative remote work environment to share with other friendly, eco-minded, digitally-employed, tiny-dwelling neighbours. 

Values

We envision an ecologically sustainable, self-reliant tiny home community guided by the “Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share” ethics of permaculture; and strengthened by collaboration, mutual support and the diversity and skills of its members. Hands-on work is a feature, not a bug.

Heads

A connected place for productive remote work.

Hands

A natural space for gardening, hiking, and stargazing.

Hearts

A respectful home with friendly, helpful neighbours.

Hope

A tranquil base from which to enhance resilience and self-reliance.

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