Off The Grid: Living off land hour from Vancouver


If you still can’t imagine how a completely off-the-grid city can function, the island featured on this web page offers the great opportunity to see the concept working in good conditions. Home to 426 people, Lasqueti embodies every sustainable project you might have seen up to date. From growing vegetables and small animals in their yards to harnessing solar and wind power, you have the chance to see them in action here. Located between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Lasqueti s big enough for an eco-friendly community: 12 miles long and 3 miles wide. The inhabitants of the city drive their life according to this idea: harmony with nature. The practical side of this, besides the fact there is a zero carbon footprint on the island, you stumble upon some awesome things like the free food store where people give their surplus produce expecting no money in return. Check out the link below so you can find out how you can take a short trip there, with possible bonus features, such as food & accommodation for helping on the farm. Before you pack though, remember this advice from the locals: the place is not an utopia, it’s just a small community of open people so try not to make unrealistic expectations and visit with the idea of discovery in mind.



9 Responses to “Off The Grid: Living off land hour from Vancouver”

  1. Tobias M Ruiz says:

    Good thoughts and positive energy to you.

  2. Robert Hancock says:

    Awesome to hear about the living off grid community just outside vancouver, I am in fact going to build an off grid meditation / psychotherapy centre here in England would be great to find out more about the vancouver community and possibly visit it

  3. Melinda says:

    Tiki Smith, your lifestyle is so admirable, why would you tarnish who you are as a person by breeding dogs. Please see this website to see what happens to the dogs that breeders such as yourself create. So sad, you seem like an amazing person.

  4. Laurie Bagwell says:

    No link to find out about this?

  5. Gio T says:

    This is awesome.
    Good article.
    Thinking about getting more information Lasqueti Island

  6. nicole says:

    Awesome. Could you please let me know when and where u are setting this up?

  7. Elena says:

    Hey, I would like to visit. I live in us, new York. How can I find more details? Fb?

  8. Earl says:

    I am trying to get into exclusively building alternative and housing. I woulf love to just chat with you and get some advice.

  9. Hemo Davis says:

    Can you please send me info of ur ideas an only if you have any representing agents in NZ

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