Join our habitat
By its very nature, BESIDE Habitat is motivated by a desire to protect the land. Our guiding principle is to preserve 80 per cent of any land acquired and to limit development to a maximum of 20 per cent of the area.
Our destinations are living environments with quality architecture, private and rental units, recreational tourism infrastructure, and cultural programming.
You are the sole owner of your cabin and your lot.
You receive a lifetime easement on the natural park, which covers several hundred acres.
The average occupancy rate of a second home is less than 30 days per year. BESIDE offers a fully integrated, flexible rental management program that allows owners to make a return on their investment while giving more people the opportunity to enjoy this unique natural environment.
You benefit from your dwelling even when you’re not there thanks to our rental program. BESIDE takes care of everything: finding renters whose values align with the project, managing rentals, and maintaining your cabin. We let you optimize your investment without having to worry.
- Rent without worrying about monitoring or maintenance
- Good times and good memories at your cabin
- Access to the protected park, trails, and lakes as well as activities (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, hiking)
- Support and close communication from the BESIDE team
- Long-term, renewable rental agreements, including the ability to withdraw from the program
- Financial benefits
We’re able to reduce architectural costs, negotiate advantageous agreements with suppliers, and obtain volume discounts on high-quality materials because we’re building dozens of units at the same time. This helps keep our cabins accessible.
Several BESIDE Habitat destinations are in development for the coming years. All are located close to major cities, on land we’re committed to protecting. Our goal is to preserve 500 million square feet of natural land in North America by 2030.
One hour outside of Montréal, our Lanaudière destination boasts two crystal-clear lakes, kilometres of trails, and peaks and rock faces. The landscape begs to be explored and admired.
Less than an hour from Gatineau and Ottawa lies this rich and diverse terrain, where you can go from a wide open field to lush forest in a matter of steps.
We’re going to continue to make a difference by protecting the environment and helping people connect with nature. We’ll add more destinations with time. If you or someone you know would like to protect and develop your land through a BESIDE Habitat project, please get in touch with our team.
Selling your land
Do you, or does someone you know, own 350 acres or more of land less than two hours from an urban centre? Would you like to see that land developed and protected? If so, please get in touch with our team.