Oh well, Belgium must be the wettest country in Europe. It can't be that much worse
Although an acreage is still a big sum of money, it is nowhere near what we pay here in Belgium. 0,1 Acre would be around $120k in the northern part of you are allowed to build on it and around $60k for 2,5 acres of pure farmland without permission for more than a animal shelter. Living space is scarce here, although it is much worse in other European countries like Italy or The Netherlands.
I browsed through the site you sent. Thanks a lot! You seem to have settled in a very nice spot of the world there! The 'Forbidden Plateau' area is very appealing. We love area's with as little human influence as possible and from what I read, there is a conservation effort there? One of the properties had this description: "This property is one of a select few in the area with equestrian zoning in the area". What is Equestrian zoning? Is it required to have a few horses or only for large scale horse breeding (which is not our intention).
You mentioned it can be quite windy there. What can we expect? Is it windy in the Comox valley as well or only on the edges of the island?
I seem to be showering you with questions here
Happy holidays for you as well!