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Building a Home in Pemberton

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Are you thinking about building your own mountain home? If so you should consider building in Pemberton!

Head north on Highway 99, a short drive past Whistler and find out why Pemberton, the embodiment of BC living, has so much potential. Located in the Pemberton Valley at the foot of Mt. Currie, Pemberton is a charming, rustic village with instant access to culture, industry and most of all, the outdoors.

Pemberton’s growing community is full of large residential lots and agricultural plots. Building your own home is already special, but building in Pemberton would make it even more so! Here are some things to think about:

Choosing a location

When building your dream home, it’s important to choose your dream location.

Every year, Pemberton grows in size and your options for where to live grow with it. There are a great deal of locations when it comes to choosing where to live in Pemberton. Live in the heart of it all in Pemberton Village, stay wild in Birkin or D’Arcy, settle down in the beautiful Meadows area or the ever-popular neighbourhood The Glen, or, put nature first in the Squamish-Lillooet district.

Wherever you’re looking to start your journey you should always begin by talking to a local, knowledgeable Realtor who will be able to educate on your options and find the best location to suit you’re your needs.

Plan, plan, plan

So, you know where you want to live. Now is the time to figure out how you’re going to do it.

It’s important to first learn a little bit about the building process, as well as what you truly want out of your home. Do you want a single-detached, ranch-style, a bi-level, a multi-storey home, or maybe something in between? If you’re having trouble determining what you need, our experts can help.

Once you have a general idea, work with some recommended designers and/or drafters to solidify the specifics. Size, lighting, efficiencies, and space are all things to consider. These will all affect you and your family on a daily basis and make your quality of life the one you want.

But remember, building a house doesn’t have to be stressful, you should have fun with the process! After all, you are getting to create a home exactly as you want it!

Start Building

Now for the fun part!

After you’ve gone through the motions of educating yourself on proper protocol, following regulations and getting permits, you can hire a general contractor to kick-start the construction of your new home!

There’s nothing more important than finding a contractor that shares your vision and is as passionate about your home as you are – with the knowledge we possess, our realtors can help you find the perfect fit for your project.


For more information on building a property in Pemberton, contact us today. You can also view our current vacant lots HERE.