For most people, the Haida Gwaii archipelago off the coast of BC is a place you dream to be able to visit, let alone live in. After all, this rugged, beautiful and incredibly culturally rich place isn’t exactly the easiest to get to. But hey, when you live there, it’s an absolute breeze!
Which is why we’re showing off a unique live/work property for sale in Masset, a fishing village located on Graham Island, which is the largest in Haida Gwaii. Wake up to stunning oceans views in an almost 3,000 sq. ft. home, then take your personal elevator down to work!
That’s because it sits directly above a 4983 sq. ft. retail space. It’s currently being used as a Home Hardware spot (and comes with current inventory), but you could also really switch things up and start up that business you were always thinking about. Ours? That’s easy, we’re making rugged socks and shipping em off to Japan. Theoretically.
Heading back upstairs, the home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so entertaining weekend guests (when they can finally make the journey) is a breeze! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Masset is more or less the tourism centre of Haida Gwaii, featuring an airport, places to eat and drink, and even a public golf course!
Of course, that’s just the start of this idyllic region, which has seen been inhabited by the Haida people for some 14,000 years and features architecture and cultural objects dating back almost as long. It’s no wonder that there is so little development on the archipelago, because this place isn’t just a Canadian treasure, it’s a global one.
And, for $1.25m (so, around the same as a starter home in Vancouver) you can own your own business here and live directly above it! Not a bad deal, if you ask us.