Solar panels are on the rooftops of all our buildings at Treehouse Village. Our eco-friendly homes are almost ready! Photo by Treehouse Villager Emma Savage. Drone photo courtesy of Vince Casey.
By Allyson Rowley, Community Reporter
Have you heard of Treehouse Village Ecohousing? We’re the eco-friendly, multi-age housing development located on 15 acres of forested land in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Now in the last stretch of construction, Treehouse Village is Atlantic Canada’s first cohousing community and Nova Scotia’s largest Passive House multi-residential development, dedicated to sharing resources and living lightly on the Earth.
Residents are already moving in and enjoying the benefits of this intentional community. We’re helping each other set up the internet in our new homes … we’re sharing things with our new neighbours that they might have forgotten in their moves (like soap or dish towels!) … we’re organizing noon-time yoga breaks to practice self-care during the move-in process.
And we’re celebrating a key milestone — the rooftops of all four residential buildings now have solar panels!
Along with the solar panels already installed on top of our 4,000-sq-ft Common House and the shared workshop, Treehouse Village’s goal is to provide a large percentage of our electrical needs through solar energy — and ultimately reach net zero.
Passive House homes have great airflow and ultra-efficient insulation, so residents can expect ultra-low energy bills. And with 10 electric vehicle chargers on site and a car share program that includes 3 EVs, things are definitely looking sunny for Treehouse Village!
Want to know more about Treehouse Village’s eco-friendly, multi-age cohousing community? Book your private tour to learn about our homes for sale or rent. Virtual tours are also available.
Hard at work installing solar panels on October 1. Photo by Treehouse Villager Wayne Groszko.