There is nothing better than living off shore, a serene, peaceful oasis to enjoy a nice weekend trip away, vacation, or even retirement, and what better way to do so than in a custom-built home that has everything you want?!
Now, of course, there is definitely a fair share of challenges when living remotely, especially when it comes to professional contracting, but we make it easy for you!
Through years of experience in the industry, we have helped homeowners all across Vancouver Island and The Sunshine Coast build their dream remote property, so there is no project that is too complex for us.
Being based here on the island ourselves and having some remote properties of our own, we understand first-hand what it takes to bring you West Coast living at its finest, even “in the middle of nowhere.”
In this blog, we are going to go through the steps of building a custom home on a remote island; so let’s dive in.
ONE | Access, Delivery and Support
When you hire a contracting company to build a custom home for you on a remote island, it’s important to look for a company that can access your site to facilitate, deliver and support your project. Otherwise, there will be many potentially costly challenges.
The good news is we have ample experience working on remote islands. So when you hire us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing this won’t be an issue.
TWO | Transportation
A topic that should be talked about quite a bit is the transportation of material. Make sure the company you hire has the ability to load and unload with a crane with ease.
We have our own equipment to do this, which makes the process of building a custom home a lot smoother.
THREE | Have a Plan
There needs to be a constant visual when working on a remote island of where to build, etc.; we will achieve this by drawing out your floor plan in the sand to get a better understanding of your home’s layout.
FOUR | Identify Challenges
It’s much better to be proactive than reactive, which is why it’s important to consider the unique challenges posed by the island environment.
Challenges can range from things such as wind resistance, durability, extreme weather conditions, and more.
FIVE | Confirm the Details
This is probably the most important part of the process for you when it comes to building on a remote island. Sit down with your experienced contractor and discuss budget, floor plans, timeline, materials, permits, etc. to ensure there are not any surprises along the way.
Doing this will allow the contractor to understand the parameters they are able to work within.
As you can see, our 5-step process is how we’ve been able to deliver quality results for our clients, no matter how remote the build may be.
When you hire us, you can always expect 100% satisfaction whilst we maintain the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and fairness in our relationships with suppliers, subcontractors, and professional associates.
We’re excited that you are ready to take the next step to building your dream remote home, and we know it’s going to look great once we’re done building it.
Get in touch with us via our contact page so we can get a better understanding of your budget, location, and what you’re looking for to give you a quote!
Thank you for taking the time to read this month’s blog; stay tuned for the next one!