By Katherine Harman and Kathy Horton Since July 2020, we have opened our Zoom Full Circle Gatherings and Meetings with “Treehouse Village is being built on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq peoples. We are grateful to be building on this land. We will live in peace and seek means of reconciliation.” We...
On Saturday, August 21, Treehouse Village Ecohousing celebrated a major milestone — the start of construction on our 30-home, $12-million cohousing development project in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Since the beginning of this journey, we felt honoured and privileged to be brought into this group and treated like one of the community members.
This tree will grow as our homes are built, our gardens are seeded, and this land becomes vibrant with people, animals, and plants.
The Treehouse Village Ecohousing groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 21, 2021
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is one step closer to completion, as construction begins on the multigenerational cohousing development in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
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.
In Bridgewater, there are so many options! From farm stands to farmer’s markets to CSAs.
When I heard about what families are trying to create with Treehouse Village Ecohousing, I understood this to be more than just a community with energy-efficient homes and a pretty cool common house. To me, it was a way of creating a lifestyle that gives you more time for the things that are really important.
We already live in a society where parenting in isolation has become the norm. Our “DIY” culture has us striving for our own house, yard, and all the “things” we need to be a self-sufficient family unit. With that DIY attitude comes the mindset that we are also to be all to our children.