The View From Your Window #158 | Waiting For A Float Plane Lift Off Salt Spring Island

September 11, 2013 

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Reader K.Q. | “Waiting for my float plane” | Ganges, Salt Spring island | 7am | SHARE YOUR VIEW

We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what you see from home, work or while on the road. What does your view look like right now? Take a snap of it and send it in. Check out the gallery of our all-time reader submissions below… Read more

GOODS: Scout Reader Deals At “Bodega Ridge” On Galiano Island All Summer Long

The GOODS from Bodega Ridge

Galiano Island, BC | A world away, not far away. Welcome to Bodega Ridge Resort, deluxe log-cabin accommodations on BC’s beautiful Galiano Island. Inside your private cabin, you’ll find all the creature comforts of home. Beyond your cedar deck, the wilds of the island beckon. It’s a truly magical place, one we’re delighted to share with many weddings, retreats and other groups throughout the year. Or come, just the two of you, for a quiet weekend away from it all. Whatever brings you to Bodega Ridge, we guarantee that you won’t want to leave. There’s nowhere quite like Galiano, the sunniest and wildest of BC’s Southern Gulf Islands, and Bodega Ridge makes the most of its natural charms. Bodega is happy to offer friends of Scout a 20% mid-week discount from July through September. Call 1.877.604.2677 to reserve. Watch the video above and click after the jump to learn more… Read more

180 Sqft Gambier Island Escape Pod For Four Built For $7,000…

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The Gulf Islands were (and remain) littered with similar structures built for much less than $7,000. They were built way back in the 60′s and 70′s, back when megahomes and the Islands weren’t big buddies. With real estate prices so prohibitively expensive now, I never thought we’d see another one rise again.

“Before I get started with this tour, I cannot emphasize this enough: My husband and I are not rich and we are not particularly handy. Heck, we’re not even all that smart. This latter fact was probably the driver behind why two people with little money and even fewer skills would even attempt to build a cabin on an isolated island with no amenities. But armed with a hacked $25 shed plan and an incredibly generous friend with actual skills, we gave it a shot. Here’s how it turned out.”

Check it out the inspired results here.