Survivorman Les Stroud has listed his famous 100-acre Off The Grid property for rent on CottageCountry.com, presenting people with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a walk in Survivorman’s socially and environmentally responsible shoes.
Stroud, an internationally renowned media personality better known as Survivorman, was motivated to open up his private Ontario cottage to travelers as an innovative means of engaging and educating the public on living an energy-conscious and self-sustaining life. The cottage country property, built by Stroud while filming the reality series Off The Grid, is outfitted with wind and solar power and the newest alternative energy technologies.
The vacation property, which was featured on MTV Cribs, is located in the Parry Sound region (two hours from Toronto), a wilderness destination in the heart of Canada’s coveted cottage country. The property can be rented for $1,800 per week and consists of three separate cottages that can accommodate a total of ten people, making it a great destination for a group getaway. The premises also includea private paintball field.
“Spending time in nature is VITAL – without it we risk becoming a scene from Blade Runner,” quipped Stroud in an interview with CottageCountry.com. “You don’t have to do something as grand as going to a jungle or some distant remote land…cottage country is simply one of the most beautiful places on the planet – it has it all – and I have seen a lot of the world.”
According to leading travel authorities, one of the top-reported travel industry trends of 2012 is tourism off the beaten path. Adventure-thirsty travelers are looking for lesser known destinations, including those featured in reality TV shows. So, while Mr. Stroud is off working on upcoming projects with National Geographic and Discovery Channel, you can make yourself at home at his Parry Sound pied-à-terre. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to spend quality time at the eco-friendly digs of the world’s most celebrated survival guru.