Please browse through our Arcadia off-grid all season Community FAQs below to answer some of your questions.
We are located 25 minutes away from breathtaking South River, Ontario, on an all-access all-season road near Highway 11, approximately 3.5 hours North of Toronto. We are a gated, private Community accessible by appointment only.
We are open 365 days a year.
In Phase 2 and 3, each Regular monthly lot is 6,000 sq ft (usually 50 ft frontage x 120 ft depth) on 10 acres.
The plan is to have 25 of Our Builds and 40 of Self-Builds within the Community.
Potential Members must fill out an application for pre-approval. Followed by an in-person interview and sign the Community Rules and Regulations before they are accepted.
Lots available at $250 + HST per month are reserved for Tiny Homes built by Arcadia.
Lots available at $300 + HST per month are reserved for Dwellings built/delivered by you. For an additional $50 per Tote, you can have 250 gallons delivered to your site. Rain water collection is recommended.
Your monthly fee includes the following (Phase 1 Members only):
Rental of your individual lot
Utilities (Garbage, Compost and Recycling).
Water (Rain Water collection and Well water will be available). All Members are responsible for filtering and purifying their water for consumption. A Berkey water purification system is highly recommended at https://berkeywater.ca/.
Maintenance (available during all 4 seasons including main road snow removal in the winter and regular landscaping to common areas of the property in all other Seasons)
Located on 30 acres shared among all Members
Your monthly fee includes the following (Phase 2 Members only):
Rental of your individual lot
Utilities (Free access to Garbage, Compost and Recycling at dump)
Snow removal in the winter
Members are responsible for their own water collection and composting toilets
Located on 10 acres shared among all Members
Each Member is responsible for their own individually rented lot including snow removal, leaf removal, landscaping and general cleanliness of your lot. All furniture, construction materials, miscallenous items need to be kept in the back of your building to keep the front tidy.
You are permitted to have 1 (one) of the following on your lot:
Tiny Home or Bunkie
Camper/Trailer (during Construction only)
2 Vehicles (parking spots)
Additionally, you can place (one of each) of the following on your lot:
Small chicken/rabbit coop
No we do not charge extra for parking. You are permitted to park 2 cars on your lot. Extra parking will be made available for visitors at the front of the property.
Phase 2 scheduled for 2021 and Phase 3 in 2022 onwards will include further enhancement of the grounds including landscaping, upgrades and enhancements to the property. Both phases will also include expansion of the grounds to facilitate more members/lots.
Trailers, Campers, Fifth Wheels are only allowed during construction phase. We are no longer accepting these as the main dwelling. Once your Tiny Home is built, you may keep the Trailer for your visitors, but your lot must be kept tidy at all times.
Trailers, Campers, Fifth Wheels are allowed for Phase 2 Members upon approval.
We encourage all members to install a rain water collection system with totes on their lot (available for purchase through Arcadia). A backup water supply will be available onsite for Phase 1. Potable water delivery will also be available at an additional cost for Phase 2 and 3 at $50 per 250 gallon tote. Digging and wells are not permitted.
Maximum of 2 domestic animals are allowed, however must be on a leash within the common areas. You must poop and scoop at all times.
Other animals are subject to approval. A maximum of 2 Chickens (no Roosters) and 2 Rabbits are permitted. Other livestock is not permitted at this time. In the future, we are planning to have a barn managed by the Members.
We will be providing a fenced off area to facilitate a small Dog Park to allow your dogs to run around unleashed. Members will be fully responsible for their pet at all times including poop and scoop.
To date, we HAVE NOT seen any bears, coyote, wolves, skunks, raccoons on the property. We have seen jack rabbits, chipmunks and deer along with Mama and baby Moose. Eventually, we will have electric fencing surrounding the main areas of the community and all of our Members have a dog, which is further protection from any wild animals approaching. Keeping your lots clean and your garbage well maintained is an additional way to keep animals away.
Each Member is permitted to have their own garden or greenhouse on their lot, however in the future, we are planning to create a larger garden or greenhouse shared and managed by all Members.
We will NOT be connected to the grid. All members can use alternative sources of power such as gas, propane, solar, electric, wind, and generators for their lots.
We will NOT be installing a septic system. All Members MUST be set up/have composting toilets. Human waste should be composted for fertilizer in your garden (immediately for bushes, but 2 year waiting period for edibles), but can also be thrown out with your garbage in a tight, secure bag. No burning of waste is allowed.
Monthly fees will not increase during your tenure.
All members are required to have their own insurance coverage for their dwelling. A copy of the insurance slip must be provided within the 1st month of occupancy.
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A document of the standard Community Rules and Regulations will be available to accepted Members.
Any home we build belongs to you. Any items you have delivered such as Tiny Home on Wheels, Trailer, etc belongs to you. The land it is on is leased from us.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO HUNTING allowed on the property. Members caught doing so, will be served an immediate eviction notice.
Arcadia off-grid Community is located within an Unorganized Township hence, no building permits are required and we have no restrictions on sizes and type of structures we can build. Nevertheless, all of our dwellings are built far above the Ontario Building Code.
Within a 15 minute drive, you can find ample Fishing, Canoeing, Hunting, Golf Course, Dog-sledding. The Supermarket, Restaurants, Post Office, Gas Station, Brewery, LCBO, Beer Store are located in South River, only 25 minutes away. The 24 hour Foodland and laundry and Home Hardware is located 35 minutes away in Sundridge.
Each home we build has a 1 year warranty.
At Arcadia off-grid Commuinity, the activities included are Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Chess, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, Trails, Archery, Childrens’ Area, Family Gathering and Picnic Areas throughout the common grounds.
All fees/payments due can be paid by eTransfer, Credit Card or Paypal (+3% fee), Cash, Cheque.
We are in the process of building a program for Cancer Patients and Domestic Abuse Victims and their families to enjoy our Glamping and Camping facilities for FREE.
Please stay tuned as we work out the details for 2022-2023, once Covid is under control.
We are accepting long term permanent Members with special allowances for recreational Members, however we are not allowing rentals (unless family Members) or AirBnB rentals anywhere on the property.
For the security of our Members, Tents are now allowed unless behind a fenced, secured area on your lot.
We try to keep as many Evergreens as possible for a natural privacy fence when clearing lots. Fences are allowed to be erected by Tenants as well. The lots for Phase 2 are side by side. Please contact us for a map, if desired.
Unfortunately we are not in a financial position to offer financing at this time and Banks do not offer financing on off grid homes. You may try to get a Home Depot Project Loan for up to $50,000 per person depending on approval credit/income.
Internet will be available mid/late 2021 through StarLink. Each individual will be responsible for their own internet for their lot. Boosters are recommended to enhance cell signals and allow hot spotting.
Only $250 + HST per month (12 months due upfront)
Refundable Security Deposit (one-time fee): $250.00
Only $300 + HST per month (12 months due upfront)
Refundable Security Deposit (one-time fee): $250.00
Yearly property tax $ 250
Duration: Permanent/Long-term Stay
Dates Valid: Minimum 12 months (long term of at least 5/10/20 years is preferable)
Each Regular monthly lot is 6,000 sq ft (usually 50 ft frontage x 120 ft depth).
1/2 acre lots are 21,632 sq ft (approx 60' x 360') SOLD OUT
1 acre lots are 43,264 sq ft (approx 120' x 360') SOLD OUT
2 acre lots are 86,528 sq ft (approx 200' x 432') SOLD OUT
Our Community is a total of 30 acres for Our builds and 10 acres for Self-Builds.
The Tiny Home is entirely owned by you. You may wish to sell it, if you decide to move.
Your lot is on a lease (whether monthly or lifetime membership). It is fully owned by Arcadia Management.
Yes, we can. During the planning stages, we can discuss floor plans and designs and build a custom Tiny Home to suit your specifications. Typically we build homes 250-500 sq ft in total, as anything larger is difficult to manage off grid.
Yes, we do. You can come visit us (by appointment only) for a tour of the Community and to see our demo model. Currently we are booking appointments between April to November only (weather pending).
No, we currently do not have any Tiny Homes for rent.
Each potential Member must fill out an application for pre-approval. Followed by a deposit ($5000 - $10,000 to reserve the completion date for the Tiny Home) and ($2500 - $5,000 to reserve the lot).
Our Builds Application (https://arcadiaoffgridcommunity.ca/application/)
Self Builds Application (https://arcadiaoffgridcommunity.ca/self-builds-application/)
UTILITIES & AMENITIES:
|Water and Rain Collection, Garbage, Recycling, Composting, and (Sewage Removal available for an extra fee)
|Electric Fence, Security Cameras, Snow Removal and Landscaping in common areas
|No septic, No hydro
|Internet will be available mid/late 2021 through StarLink. Each individual will be responsible for their own internet for their lot.|
Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Giant Chess, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, Trails, Archery, Childrens' Area, Family Gathering and Picnic Area
Onsite Activities Permitted (Bring your own Equipment):
ATVing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-country Skiing, Snow Shoeing
ATTRACTIONS (10-12 minutes away):
Swimming with Children's park and picnic area
Fishing and public Boat Launch
Kayaking, Canoeing, Skidooing
Mikisew Provincial Park
Eagle Lake Golf Course
NEARBY NECESSITIES (South River - 25 Minutes away):
Fresh Mart Supermarket
Medical Centre Public Library
OPP Station Fire Station
South River Post Office
Shell Gas Station
South River Brewery
Guardian Drug Store
NEARBY NECESSITIES (Sundridge - 35 Minutes away):
Foodland Supermarket (open 24 hours)
Laundry Mat (open 24 hours)
HAs Chinese Restaurant The Blue Roof Restaurant
Bernards Bistro on the lake Restaurant
Michaels on main Restaurant
The Red Brick Cafe & Gift House
Steirerhut Restaurant Schnitzel House
Double Decker Char Broil Take Out
Sundridge Post Office
RBC Bank Home Hardware
Sundridge & District Med Ctr (Dentist) Guardian Drug Store
BUS TRIP FROM TORONTO: http://ontarionorthland.ca
No Hunting on the property
Firewood must be purchased locally or on-site when available.
LIFETIME LEASES AVAILABLE:
Depending on your credit/income, you can apply for a Home Depot Project Loan up to $50,000 oac at 8.99% interest. We would then co-ordinate with you to purchase the materials required to build your home.
Duration: 8 year payment plan (96 months)
Monthly payment: $ 589 per month (Total $ 49,999 + HST = $ 56,498.87)
Duration: 10 year payment plan (120 months)
Monthly payment: $ 471 per month (Total $ 49,999 + HST = $ 56,498.87)
Occupation Date: Once final payment is made
Size of Dwelling: 200 sq ft Model with Loft
Vacancy: Only 10 spots available
Terms & Conditions:
Land is leased after occupancy at $250 per month + HST
Tiny Home is owned by you
If you have further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply within 24 hours.