​1. Introduction to Moving and Renting on Hornby

2. Space to post a need for a rental and to offer one

3. A moderator who does the referrals to protect the privacy both of those seeking and those offering

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4. Rental Success Stories from landlords and tenants

5. Helpful Information and Resources

3. Contact Your Discrete Facilitator if you think you can help

Daniel Siegel

​ or 250 335 3020

2. Rentals Needed

Summer Accommodation wanted for July and August.
We are a family of 4. We are two professionals and two children (aged 4 months and nearly 5 years).
We have lived full time on Hornby for the last 5 years but have been here part time for many years. We  live in a house here for 9-10 months of the year where we work as caretakers. We have excellent references. 
We are respectful, non smokers and we pride ourselves in always leaving rental properties in  better shape than when we moved in.
We are seeking a place with walls and a roof, running water and power-and ideally laundry facilities and at least semi furnished. 
We were planning to camp again this year but our baby was sick over the winter (he was hospitalised and will now be prone to lung infections for the coming year) so  we are hesitant to camp incase we get another cold and damp summer.
Any and all options considered. We do not need a large or fancy home.
We also come with a cat who does an excellent job of rodent control.
Thanks in advance for considering us!



​Do you need a house caretaker for winters and have a place for my trailer in the summer?
Or do you have a place for a trailer on your property year round?
I am a tidy person looking for a secure place to call home. I am a single, a non-drinker, non-partyer with a disability. I have a small dog and a cat that loves to kill rats and mice.
I currently have a local job, but if I cannot find a place I will have to leave both my job and the island I love.
I am in need of a place to live as soon as possible and would be happy to show you my 29' 5th wheel. I would love to have a winter house sitting with a place for my trailer for summer living or a year round place to where I could live in my 5th wheel year round. I do need access to power, water, and internet.
I have local references and could provide a reference letter from the current landlords.
Thank you for your help and support.

Renting on Hornby

1. Moving to Hornby

Moving to Hornby is a life-changing decision, and the best we hope you will make. Hornby Island extends a particular welcome to young families wishing to raise children in this magical place. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need to discuss your plans, dreams, and obstacles - we can probably point you in the right direction: our goal is to help you get established.

For those planning to buy a home, don't hesitate to contact our real estate agents, who you can find on If you are planning to renovate or build, make sure to double-check the appropriate bylaws and apply for relevant permits. You can view Island Trust guidelines  here.

Renting on Hornby can be a challenge with limited year-round rental accommodation available.  The community is aware of tightness in the market, and we are slowly working to remediate it through a variety of means. If you are coming for a few weeks or a few months, many vacation rental places may be able to accommodate you. Please check listings on  Another option is to put up a note on "Hornby Island Word of Mouth" on Facebook - many matches are made through this medium, which our residents are pretty good at monitoring and passing the word around. If you are getting exhasperated in your search,  give us a call! 250.335.1199. We may have extra tips and advice for your specific situation.

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