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Pad Reservation

Are you ready to escape the city and go tiny with the support of an eco-minded community? We have far more interested tiny homesteaders than we do pads (8 pads, to be exact), so here are the steps to securing your piece of paradise (and some other great perks)!

The Process

Reservations are now open and will be filled on a first-come-first-reserved basis.

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Tiny Homesteader Questionnaire

Thanks for your interest in living at Big Calm. Please tell us a bit about yourself, your ambitions, and your Tiny House on Wheels (THoW) by filling out this expression of interest form.

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Interview and Background Check

Next, we’ll send you a link to book an introductory call with us to discuss your plans and answer any questions. This meeting, and subsequent background and credit checks (conducted at our expense), are required to reserve a pad.

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Visit Big Calm in Real Life

Optionally: If you’d like to visit the region and see the property firsthand, you can now book a stay at The Pocket Getaway, a tiny house Airbnb on-site, to check things out in-person.

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Reserve Your Spot

Go to either Equivesto or Indiegogo to process your non-refundable $5000 reservation fee. Both platform options include a variety of great perks; Equivesto offers dividend generating shares too. 

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Rental Agreement and Move-in

Then, we’ll sign a standard rental agreement. Meanwhile, we’ll deploy the raised funds to build out the community, and you’ll be preparing to roll in late 2022 or early 2023. 

Pads & Perks

What's Included

  • Priority pad selection, which gives you the first pick of the available long-term rental pads

  • RRSP/TFSA-eligible preferred shares with a quarterly dividend increasing to 15%/yr

  • Exclusive access to Big Calm's online Slack community 

  • Big Calm fencepost dedication

  • Your favourite Big Calm logo, permie, or inspirational t-shirt

  • Two digital art pieces from the forthcoming Big Calm Biota collection by graphite artist John Bowie

  • Two beautifully-curated Raven Reads boxes of Indigenous literature and giftware

  • An 11-bar pack of locally-crafted Viva Cacao chocolate

  • And more to come!

Process

Reservation FAQ

These are some answers to questions specific to reservations. Our main FAQ can be found here.

We require a reservation fee to provide tiny homesteaders that are ready to move to Big Calm in late 2022 or early 2023 with the assurance that they have a pad reserved as they prepare to build and/or move their tiny home (and themselves) to the Big Calm community. 

Yes. The reservation fee entitles you to the first pick of the remaining available pads. Tiny homesteaders will be given the opportunity to pick their pad (based on tiny house size) in the order in which their reservation fee was received.

Yes, technically you can do this, however we cannot guarantee your reservation until you are approved as a Big Calm tiny homesteader. We reserve the right to deny approval for any reason.

Like us, a number of people – tiny home enthusiasts, permies, work-from-anywhere-ers – recognize that Big Calm isn’t only valuable as a community but it’s also a special opportunity for long-term passive income. And we love the idea of involving supporters and neighbours – even if they’re not big accredited investors – in the project’s long-term profit sharing.

For homesteaders, these dividend-generating shares effectively subsidize rent and pay back the reservation fee over time.

That said, if you’re neither eligible or interested in the preferred shares, they are not mandatory. You can pay the reservation and get all of the same other perks here instead.

Equivesto is a licensed Canadian exempt market dealer specializing in equity crowdfunding. They make it possible for smaller, retail to get shares in innovative private companies. Opening an Equivesto account is like opening a bank account; they will ask for some personal financial details. 

First, due to securities regulations, you must be a resident in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, or Nova Scotia.

Second, register at Equivesto to ensure you’re personally qualified to invest.

If you’re based elsewhere, or otherwise not eligible or interested in attaining preferred shares in Big Calm Inc., visit this Indiegogo link for non-equity options.

We will collect your reservation fee as part of our fundraising campaign, which will provide the funds to accelerate our phased buildout to meet high demand.

Your fee will help us reach our fundraising goal, which will enable us to complete community development.

Funds from the Equivesto campaign will go towards accelerating the community buildout – in particular, completion of the earthworks and services to each pad. 

If the Equivesto campaign does not reach the minimum target within 90 days, your investment will be returned, no shares will be issued, and all reservations will be void until alternative financing is arranged. 

Funds from the Indiegogo campaign, with the exception of the Homesteader tier, are non-refundable and the perks will still be honoured.

We hope to complete construction of the pads in Summer 2022 and begin welcoming tiny homesteaders in Fall 2022. Your reservation will be good through June 30, 2023. If we encounter construction delays (due to weather, supply chain issues, pandemic, etc.), we’ll be flexible on this. 

If you’ve gone through all of the steps but, later, can no longer move-in, you’ll forego your pad reservation but will still retain your preferred shares (and the quarterly dividends they entitle you to) and of course the perks that came with it.  

The Homesteader tier reservation fee is not refundable, except in the event that the Equivesto campaign does not surpass its minimum target. 

The reservation fee is also not a rental deposit. There will be no security deposit.

Due diligence documents are available on the Equivesto website.

Yes. Larger tiers will be available and will likewise cover your reservation fee.