Curious about what $150,000 will buy you in 2018? So were we. Turns out, it’ll still get you a cottage! Check out these affordable properties across the country.
$147,900 — Williams Lake, B.C.
Located east of Williams Lake, the largest town between Kamloops and Prince George, this eco-friendly property boasts gorgeous views of Charlotte Lake. Complete with a composting toilet, propane heater, and a wood-burning hot tub, the two-storey property also features an imaginative guest suite made from a converted bus. Both the ground-floor and second-storey deck have panoramic views of the lake and the distant mountains, but for real luxury, settle down into the wood-burning hot tub and relax the cares of the day away from there. For hiking enthusiasts, there are many gorgeous trails in the vicinity.
$150,000 — Lloydminster, Alta.
This off-grid cabin northeast of Edmonton can be easily hooked back up to the grid, with a natural gas line running by the property. If you want to go low-tech, the cottage has a newer outhouse and a funky outdoor shower — perfect for washing off after a dip or a paddle on Upper Mann Lake. The deck has views of the lake and the sweeping spruce trees that dot the property. Around the cabin are trails perfect for ATVs, snowmobiles, and hiking, which also link up to trails running through a local Buck for Wildlife area.
$150,000 — Grayson, Sask.
This three-bedroom cottage east of Regina is perched high above Crooked Lake, giving you spectacular views from the deck and front room. A beach gives you access to the lake, while guests can enjoy a drink or a meal in the lovely backyard. For stunning views of the Qu’Appelle Valley, head to Crooked Lake Provincial Park, which connects to the Trans Canada Trail for those interested in hiking. And there’s no need to worry about cluttering up the cottage with supplies—there’s a detached garage and lots of storage.
$149,000 — Palmer Rapids, Ont.
Enjoy lovely views of the Madawaska Valley from this three-bedroom cottage tucked away on a hilltop and surrounded by trees. Watch the sunrise from the backyard, or sit on the deck and keep track of the abundant birds and wildlife that come to visit. The cottage is perfect for DIYers and handy folk, boasting a fully wired, spacious workshop complete with extensive shelving and storage. Three bedrooms and cozy common areas means entertaining guests is an absolutely low-stress undertaking. The best part? The cottage is centrally located to a number of attractions perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, including the Bonnechere Caves, the Bancroft Gemboree and white water rafting—plus more than 200 scenic lakes within an hour’s drive.
$149,900 — Beach Meadows, NS
$150,000 will get you gorgeous ocean views in Nova Scotia, where you can fall asleep listening to the waves lapping on the shoreline. This two-bedroom cottage features an ocean panorama from every direction, easily seen from the open concept living room/dining room/kitchen area. While it’s tempting to simply sit on the deck and watch the waves, the cottage is just minutes away from the white sand and ocean wildlife of Beach Meadows Beach, which has lovely views of the sheltering Coffin Island. A perfect escape from life in the city!