Woven into the seaside landscape on the south coast of Vancouver Island is a vibrant, close-knit, sustainable community – Spirit Bay. Come explore this beautiful place, where the community works in harmony with the natural environment, where every building, road and pathway promotes human interaction, and where the site provides unprecedented access to the ocean.
At Spirit Bay we see a place where:
- The air is clean
- The night sky is dark
- People are healthier
- Life is more abundant
- We are enriched by the sharing of cultures
- We walk lighter on the land
- We are building community
Waterfront homes with unprecedented proximity to the ocean.
Studies show that life satisfaction is strongly influenced by location. And people who live next to the ocean are happier than people who don’t. So founding a town on the ocean was a prime driver for this endeavour.
Architecture designed for human enjoyment.
Findings indicate that life satisfaction is greatly improved with the addition of ample sunlight. We’ve designed our homes with contemporary open living spaces to maximize ventilation and view and cupolas for additional natural light to enhance daytime illumination.
A close knit community promoting human interaction.
Research has concluded that the number one driver of happiness is the quality of our relationships with other people. So we’ve designed opportunities for human interaction throughout our town and into every home – with friendly picket fences and big decks that get homeowners outdoors to meet their friends and neighbours.
Landscapes designed for healthy activity.
Studies worldwide conclude that commuters who walk or bike experience the most joy. We’ve designed narrow and winding roads to slow traffic and promote walkability.
A respect for the beauty of nature.
Research has shown that exposure to nature makes us feel more calm, focussed, even more generous. No, we didn’t design nature, but we keep nature in the foreground of all our design. We are committed to creating a positive impact on these lands. One way is with sustainable ocean-based geothermal energy, which will help make Spirit Bay a net energy creator.