The Treehouse Village Ecohousing groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 21, but how much ground will actually be “broken” by that date?
It’s a good question. Construction has already begun, with considerable reshaping of a small part of the property, and the digging of trenches for water, sewer, and electrical lines. It’s expected that the workshop walls and roof will be complete and its windows and doors possibly in place by August 21. The slabs for some of the other buildings may be in progress, and the water and sewer lines will hopefully be ready for the Town to connect.
The construction crew haven’t been the only ones busy on the site.
Treehouse Village members have also been working on the land, mostly on weekends, in preparation for the August 21 celebration — clearing trails, building benches, and more.
The groundbreaking celebration begins at 10:00am ADT on August 21st. The free event is open to the public.
The groundbreaking celebration begins at 10:00am ADT on August 21st. The free, one-hour event is open to the public, and will include speeches, the planting of a fruit tree by the community’s children, refreshments from Fancy Pants Cafe, live music, and other festivities. For safety reasons, some parts of the site will not be accessible to the public during the event.
When completed (in the Fall of 2022, according to current projections), Treehouse Village Ecohousing will feature 30 private, energy-efficient homes and a 5,000-sq.ft. shared common house on a 15-acre property. The common house will include many amenities such as a community kitchen, a dining room for shared meals, a lounge, guest rooms, and a working space.
Our cohousing community — the first to be completed in Atlantic Canada — will be located a short walking and biking distance from Bridgewater’s shops, restaurants, and amenities. Six of the 30 homes, three with two bedrooms and three with three bedrooms, are still available for sale.