In August 2019, Treehouse Village began the design phase of our project with a series of workshops where members shared their hopes and dreams for a built community. In December, our architecture team converted those hopes and dreams into schematic drawings. From there, the professional team has significantly refined and developed the important aspects of the project. Last month, we gathered virtually and consented to the design for Treehouse Village. This is one big step closer to building Atlantic Canada’s first cohousing neighbourhood!
Consenting to the design was a big decision. Although we are excited to reveal the details of the physical common kids room, the unit floor plans, and the many gardens, the biggest development is the resiliency of this social community. The design phase involves a constant push and pull, sharing wishes and ideas, as well as risks and budget concerns. There have been many big challenges, big decisions, compromises, and exciting milestones. As we finalize this design phase, the most incredible feature of our neighbourhood continues to be the strength of our growing community.