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Building a Home in Squamish

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Squamish is seeing increasing popularity, with more people moving to the area than ever. New developments are in the works and the area is becoming a hub for businesses.

For those looking to move to Squamish there are a huge range of options to suit all requirements and budgets, including building your own home. If you’re currently looking to build something special in Squamish, then you’ve come to the right place!

Buying a piece of land here means you can build a custom home, to fit all your needs. There is something special about creating your own place to live, and set to the incredible backdrop of Squamish and the Sea-to-Sky, makes it that bit more incredible!


One of the most important aspects of your new property is the location. The good news is that in Squamish it’s hard to go wrong – wherever you choose is a great location!

There are currently quite a large number of available lots in Squamish, from the downtown core, to Brackendale and Garibaldi Highlands. Whether you’re looking for proximity to amenities, or incredible mountain views and open space, there is something for everyone.

Wherever you choose, you should always start your journey by talking to a local, knowledgable Realtor who will be able to educate you on the options and best location to suit your needs.


Once you have decided where to live and purchased your lot, the real planning can start. This is the most important stage of building a home and should be taken very seriously. It can be both exciting and intimidating to have a blank canvas, but at Black Tusk Realty we’re here to make the process as seamless and enjoyable as possible!

Whether you have a list of questions, some sketches, or an entire team of experts, we are here to assist. If you have no knowledge of building a home, it’s important to educate yourself on the process, as well as what your needs and wants are for your new build.

When you are ready we can recommend some incredible designers and/or drafters to solidify the specifics. There are lots of things to consider, but your team will guide you through the process. Consider things that will affect you and your family on a daily basis and create the quality of life you want.

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask questions or for assistance from any of our expert Realtors!

The build

After all the designs and relevant permits are approved, you can hire a general contractor to begin the building process. It’s important to find a contractor who shares your vision and is as passionate about your home as you are.

Our agents are here to help you through every stage of the process and can refer you to the best builders and contractors for your specific project.


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