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.
Normally, I would visit a place before I bought a home there. But this isn’t a normal time. And Treehouse Village isn’t a normal place.
I knew my extrovert wife would be interested, but … I am a confirmed introvert. This cohousing concept seemed very … public. I had a lot of concerns.
It’s hard to believe we anticipate cutting our heating bill by almost 90% once my family moves to Treehouse Village in 2022.
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is building an intentional, multigenerational community that lives lightly on the Earth, shares resources, and creates a wonderful place to raise our kids.
Are Canadians moving east because the Maritimes have done a good job managing COVID-19? Or because so many of us can work remotely now? Or maybe it’s the more affordable housing? Probably all of the above.