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The Pull of the Little City

I think I’ve finally found the solution to my rural versus urban quandary in Treehouse Village Ecohousing. Bridgewater offers the amenities which I usually associate with urban living in addition to the benefits of a more rural lifestyle, and when you add cohousing into the mix,…
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Brigus the Labrador Retriever

I really like helping with chores and love to carry laundry and lunch boxes and groceries in from the car. The only time I got carried away was when Shelley asked me to carry in three blocks of cheese, one at a time.
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Lola

Once I was allowed to go in the yard more often, there was no going back. It was much better than the occasional cat grass plant I had before and the other couple of plants in the living room that I liked to rub against or…
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My Accidental Swim

I am a 16 year old cat, long, lanky, and orange, with the beginnings of grey showing around my ears and whiskers. I have lived in many places in my long life, all (except for the very first bit, which I don’t remember very well) with…
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A Bike Blog

One of the attractive aspects of Bridgewater will be being able to use my bike as a means of transportation. There are bike trails in town which link many important residential, recreational, and business areas and provide cycling routes to other communities. Many, if not all…
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We’re Hiring a Marketing Firm!

Our present goal is to start construction in November, 2020. In order to reach our target of 24 Equity households by the end of October 2020, we have decided to engage the services of a professional marketing firm.
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Finding Treehouse Village

“I’ve found a cohousing project on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  It looks interesting and they have an information session on YouTube.  Do you want to listen to it while we drive?”
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We are one step closer to building our community

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…
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A Grand Adventure in Bridgewater

In late February, Erin McQueen, sister to Treehouse Village Ecohousing member Caitlin Stonham, joined her family on a weekend in Bridgewater while they attended Treehouse Village meetings. Here, Erin shares some of the highlights of the town, from a visitor’s perspective.
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Unit Availability Update

We still have 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom homes available for you to choose from. Get in touch with us as soon as possible to reserve a home that will suit your needs.
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5 Ways to Show Community Resilience in a Pandemic

Not only have our members found that working on our development is an excellent distraction from the boredom of social isolation, we’ve also been able to draw emotional support from each other in these trying times.  But how exactly have we been able to keep the…
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A Newcomer’s Guide to Treehouse Meetings

Meetings are run a bit differently here. You’ll find some impressive things (like a group being completely civilized and focused on reaching an agreement quickly) and other things that make you wonder what’s going on (like the process of checking in at the beginning and out…
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Design Development – Here we come!

This weekend we held the fourth and final design workshop with our architects. They presented us with a set of schematic drawings for our village including: Site Layout Common House Private Units As a community we consented to the schematic design for the Village. This design…
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We have land!

We’re so happy to share that we have secured the land for our future community. It’s an incredible 15 acre parcel of forested land including many old growth trees, bordered by the Centennial Trail (a multi-use active transportation trail) and centrally located in town. The land…
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Meet our architects

Today we welcome on board our architecture team: two firms that combine specializations in cohousing, green building, as well as knowledge of the local industry and vernacular. RHAD and Caddis Collaborative are now tasked with designing our community, bringing our dreams closer to reality. The first…
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