About This Listing
Perched on a rocky bluff between the trees, sits a tiny house warmed by red sunsets and cooled by the ocean breeze. The two room house has 2 beds and will comfortably sleep 4. We are just minutes from the ferry and completely off the grid.
Picture a warm cedar cabin, nestled on a bluff overlooking the trees and ocean. Independent of the grid, all of our power is supplied through solar and micro hydro generated on the property. A quiet stillness surrounds you. You can snuggle up with a good book under the duvet on a bed that begs you to sleep in. Step out of the urban chaos into a small kitchen where you can prepare a meal of locally grown produce. Revitalize your self when you step from the outdoor shower into the fresh smells of pine forests and sweet honeysuckle vines. Reconnect with what you love. Let the cell phones, laptops and noise of the contemporary world fall away and experience how our residents live successfully with a small footprint on this planet.
Gardeners are embraced at Jessie's Path as our small nursery carries perennial treasures of native plants, collectable trees, unique herbs and locally grown organic produce.
We are an island that celebrates the building of our community through festivals, food, live musical performances, comedy, burlesque, circus and any other art form. (costumes always welcome) Do a web search and you will see what I mean.
The Farmers Market will welcome you Saturday morning with fresh doughnuts, coffee, raw foods, fresh produce, local jams, music and artisans galore. June 20-Sept 12
At the market you will meet people with alternative ideas for home building and energy. See first hand, cob house construction, micro hydro energy and small scale farming
If you remembered your fishing license you can collect oysters at low tide for an evening feast back at the cabin. Fresh local garlic and butter makes it all worth while.
After a stunning sunset on your private deck, swim the warm incoming tide in the bay below the cabin and discover the phosphorescence at midnight.
You won't leave the same.
The Arbutus cabin is a spacious 2 room living space with a Master bedroom and double bed in the living area. The cabin is independent and set away from the house. There is a covered outdoor kitchen that has been steam punked by a local artisan and set up with a small oven and 2 burner stove. Salt, pepper and some spices are already in the pantry with the necessary cooking utensils to prep a tasty local dinner. Your outdoor shower is a natural spa, set on the corner of the deck with the arbutus as your company. The neighbouring cabin is also independent and does not share facilities unless otherwise prearranged.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy interacting with my guests and welcome questions or needs. I do ask that my guests respect my privacy and text ahead before coming to my home unless my garden center is already open.
I love my community. We could not live here without the support of our neighbours. Living off the grid is not easy and it is with helping hands that we have created a strong neighbourhood. I would hope that my guests enjoy the camaraderie and embrace our alternative style of living.
There is no public transit on the island but the cabin is located only minutes from the ferry and a taxi is available
Other Things to Note
Lasqueti does not welcome media. With the recent trend of off the grid our little island has received much attention by those who seek to exploit not educate. I welcome those that want to learn about an alternative way of living. To discover if this is the path for them.
Lasqueti Island is one of the more Rustic of Gulf Islands. You will not find paved roads, street lamps or public bathrooms. Be prepared for rocky bluffs and outhouses.
Before you come and what to pack
Headlamps or flashlights
Appropriate shoes or rubber boots for walking. This is not the kind of place for flip flops and flats.
Groceries – though we have a whole foods store here some items may not be accessible.
There is only one bank machine on Lasqueti and access can be limited, bring enough cash to enjoy your stay.
Limit the amount of plastic waste and other garbage by packing your groceries into re-useable containers. Especially avoid small water bottles
No Smoking outside of designated areas. Fire risk is very high at all times of the year
Bring a fishing license if you intend to harvest shellfish and check with Dept. Of Fisheries for red tide.
Check the ferry schedule
Winter Schedule Sept 1 - July 1
Thurs – Monday (except Sundays)
To Lasqueti Island
Sundays 2:30 pm 5:30 pm
To French Creek
Sundays 1 pm 4 pm
To Lasqueti Island
Wednesday – Monday (except Sundays)
Sundays 11:30 am 2:30 pm 5:30 pm
To French Creek
Sundays 10 am 1 pm 4 pm
This is a gem. The cabin was a perfect place to relax with a great outdoor kitchen and shower.
Lasqueti is beautiful and peaceful. Jesse was kind enough to steer me in the right direction to the wonderful things that this island has to offer. I would go back in a heartbeat.
We really loved Jessie's place! the 4 of us stayed in the bigger cabin and it was VERY relaxing and laid back. It wouldn't be for everyone, but for us it couldn't have been better. The island is an amazing place that is a world all it's own. Our daughter didn't think she'd ever be able to use the biffy, but by the time we left it didn't bother her at all. I was really surprised by how well the outdoor shower worked - fair warning though - the water can be scalding hot even though it's instantly heating the cold water. (adjust it before you get in!) We'd go back in a heartbeat!
We had an awesome time at Jessie's Path! This truly is off grid living, and it was the perfect combination of self reliance and shelter. The cabin has two very comfortable beds, blankets and pillows, a comfortable sitting area, a beautiful back deck, and cooking facilities on the front porch. The propane-heated shower was piping hot and easy to use. The outhouse is so much more than an outhouse - you do your business and instead of it smelling like business...it just smells like trees :) The cabin is a short walk from the ferry dock but you will want to be able to walk easily with all your gear. Good walking shoes are a must.
Jessie was a wonderful host, very responsive via text or phone call, but was not at all intrusive. She also provided great suggestions for places to go and how to get around.
A very relaxing getaway for my friends and me. Pretty easy access to the ocean - and when the tide is in, nice and warm swimming and floating. Kitchen capable of handling most scenarios. Beds comfortable and nicely dressed. Jessie was helpful and came when we needed her. We had a great time!
Had a really peaceful, rejuvenating, and healing stay. Our favourite thing about the accommodations was the outdoor shower - such lovely view of the Arbutus', the firs & cedars, and the waters of the bay twinkling through the forest branches as you wake up in the morning, and what a refreshing, cooling treat after a hot day of hiking and discovery. 10 outta 10 on that one, for sure!
Everything was perfect, but we really dug the shower!
Anyway, you are a wonderful hostess Jessie, and we look very much forward to staying with you again!
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About the Host, Jessie
My path isn't for everybody, in fact there are many who would turn their nose up at the things that bring me great pleasure. Waking up early to spend time with the birds, getting my hands dirty in the garden or loading my wood cook stove to prepare my dinner. But I am not writing this for those people, I am writing this for you. You who share my love of the natural world and desire to get off the grid, to reclaim the independence we have so quickly lost in the mechanized 21st century.
My daily tasks are both very similar and very different from yours. I wake up, have a shower, brew a coffee, read the paper online and check my posts on facebook. The difference is, I create the power and the hot water I am using. My home is energized by 4 x 175 watt solar panels and a water wheel. My coffee is brewed by my wood cook stove which also heats all of my hot water. These things I use, I create, which deepens the value of what I am doing. I am empowered with the knowledge that I am responsible for the quality of life I am living. This is a path of simple necessities where observing the creatures I share space with and stewardship of this land is my daily motivation.
I want to share this with you. I want to invite you to stay at Jessie's Path so you too can feel the gratification of living independently. Step off the beaten track onto the road less travelled. Stroll through my old growth forests and witness the 3 mating pairs of herons nesting in my trees. Sit on the deck and observe the resident osprey hunt her morning breakfast. Join me in my garden to harvest your dinner of fresh organic vegetables or collect oysters down on the beach. I want you here. I want you to see that you too, have what it takes to make your own path.