Sanctuary Peace and Quiet It seems as though today, we are constantly surrounded by noises and distractions. So much so, that when we find these places where the peace and quiet of the world returns, it’s like we’re removed from everything else and things become...
We all know that light creates life. It provides energy and warmth that is necessary for plants, animals and…well…us, to keep living. At Burma Road Estates, we are fortunate enough to have ample light. From when the sun first peaks above the horizon at the end the valley, to when it finally decides to drop behind the Lizard range at the end of the day, we get to take it all in.
Because we are located on the slopes of Mount Fernie, our land acts as one of the last pathways for animals living on these same slopes to access the river. We are lucky enough to sit amongst one of nature’s great highways, where animals such as bear, moose, deer, and elk make their way back and forth between the mountain and river.
Between the Forest and the River. The area of land along the bank of a river is called a Riparian Zone. This interface between a forest and a river is incredibly important for the health of the waterway and therefore, the plants and animals that call it home.
In a Riparian Zone, the trees of the forest shade the river and limit the temperature change of the waters which is vital for the health of fish and other aquatic animals. These same trees and other vegetation along the bank of a river also provide soil support and act as a biofilter to prevent erosion and pollutants from contaminating the waters.
What if you had three wishes? Imagine if someone gave you 3 wishes that you could have come true for your own dream home. What would they be? How about any of these:
The freedom to build the house that you want, when you want, without restrictions
To be part of a living neighbourhood and community of like-minded people
Not constrained to a certain building style, timeline, builder, or home size
Access to bike trails, walking trails, hiking trails, fishing, and other recreation
A place where you can share your natural surroundings with animals and wildlife
The Feeling of Home. What does it take for somewhere to feel like home? Safety and security? Peace and quiet? A beautiful natural environment? Maybe a community and friendly neighbourhood? Access to recreation? Everyone has a different requirement and recipe for what defines home, but you always know it when you find it.
Often, people spend a long time searching for that place that feels like home. Wandering and wandering in search of that one spot that resonates and feels right, and where everything falls into place. For some, the feeling of home comes from the place where they were born, for others it’s the place where they’ve forged a career and started a family. Some travel long distances and sometimes overseas before finding their place in the world.