‘We felt at home right from the day we arrived’

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L to R: Phil Aylesworth, Sue Aylesworth, Therese Kirrane, Sunil Kittur. (Photo by Sharon de Souza.)

By Treehouse Village Ecohousing

Treehouse Village Ecohousing is so excited to welcome our two new households!

Sue and Phil Aylesworth made the trek to Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, from Windsor, Ontario, in January. They jumped right into the community — Phil operated the Treehouse snow plow and he now manages the site keys and access control, while Sue leads the “Craft & Chat” group and has taken on the role of Guest Room Steward.

“We’d been investigating cohousing since 2021, when we first learned about the concept and Treehouse Village,” says Phil. “We were taken with the idea of living lightly, and TVE checked all the boxes for us.”

They had attended Treehouse’s groundbreaking event in August 2021 and were delighted to learn last fall that a two-bedroom “Pine” had become available. They jumped at the chance to join Atlantic Canada’s first cohousing community.

“We felt at home right from the day of our arrival,” says Sue. “We love it here – and being retired is a perk, too!

Therese Kirrane and Sunil Kittur have also been following Treehouse Village’s journey as a 30-unit cohousing development, built to the ultra energy-efficient Passive House standards.

Earlier this year, they learned that a three-bedroom, two-bath “Oak” was for sale — perfect for the couple and their son, Zac Kittur. They will move to Treehouse Village from Ottawa, along with their golden retriever!

They’re looking forward to living in Bridgewater, a thriving town on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Zac is especially excited about being so close to so many great beaches. 

Earlier in April, Sunil and Therese made an advance trip to meet their new neighbours.

(Photo by Terry Lavender)

“We had a fantastic time and we were so touched,” says Therese. She notes that the red carpet was literally rolled out for them when they arrived!

“We are passionate about working in community to achieve great things,” says Sunil. “We look forward to realizing that dream at Treehouse Village.”

Phil, Sue, Therese and Sunil enjoy some of the 11 acres of undeveloped forest on Treehouse Village’s 16-acre property. Other shared amenities include a 4000-sq.ft. Common House and a 1000-sq.ft. Workshop. (Photo by Cate de Vreede.)

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