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.
This tree will grow as our homes are built, our gardens are seeded, and this land becomes vibrant with people, animals, and plants.
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is one step closer to completion, as construction begins on the multigenerational cohousing development in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
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.
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.
When we moved to California, we decided that when we moved back to Canada, it would be to Nova Scotia. Our move was a logistical challenge.
It seems to be only the blink of an eye before your child has grown from infancy to toddlerhood and you're looking for opportunities for your little one to make friends. Here are some social benefits cohousing can offer your growing children.