We are the “burning souls” of Treehouse Village Ecohousing. It has been our long-time dream to live in cohousing, and we are so excited to realize this in the town we have come to love. Leon is a municipal sustainability planner, Cate is an environmental educator and community developer, and Dylan is a robot designer.
Always enthusiastic about exploring new trails, we are delighted to have found this trail to Treehouse Village. For some years we have wished for intergenerational cohousing in the Atlantic Provinces and what could be better than what Treehouse Village Ecohousing is offering? We look forward to having terrific neighbours and will happily continue to enjoy cycling trails, walking and practicing tai chi.
Treehouse checks all the boxes for me; An intentional community, built together, in a walkable town and close to the ocean. Bridgewater is a happening place, attracting entrepreneurial youth, including my daughter and son-in-law who have a farm close by. I am excited to co-create my location with this community.
From the first meeting, we knew we had found kindred spirits. Our passions include community, health, ecology and beauty and we see all those things coming together at Treehouse. Andrew likes to shape wood, glass and flour (not necessarily together). Susan is inspired by natural beauty and tries to recreate it on canvas, etc. Currently, we are living in Ellershore.
We stumbled across Treehouse Village by happy accident in February 2019, just before our son Alfie was born, and we are ecstatic to have found such a warm, generous and supportive community in which to raise him. David is currently forging a career between environmental advocacy and green building, Caitlin is slowly chipping away at her MA in Cultural Anthropology at Dalhousie, and Alfie is, frankly, adorable.
Treehouse Village is the opportunity to turn our ideal community into reality: environmentally conscious, backyard green space, walkability, multi-generational, with the hope of learning and sharing with our neighbours. We are both teachers, Mike at high school and Emma with a local non-profit as an entrepreneurship educator. We both love being outdoors, particularly chasing our 18-month-old daughter Rose. We are expecting our second child this year, and look forward to raising our family among friends in Treehouse Village.
We have lived happily in Halifax for many years. Saturday mornings, we enjoy doing the bulk of our shopping at the Brewery Farmer’s Market and having a chat or two. One fine winter morning we came upon the Treehouse Village information table at the Brewery Farmers Market. It was not too many weeks that we were Associate Members, and then we became one of the early shareholders. Betsy is a Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, Richard is a retired contractor, mediator and, environmental advocate.
Recently retired and extensively travelled, we have always been interested in low impact living and have been active in renewable energy, water conservation and sustainable communities and housing. We have been looking at co-housing for a number of years, both for the above reasons and, equally, for the inherent social development opportunities. TVE is an exciting group to join that is already showing the way forward.
I have followed cohousing for over a decade and have been hoping for an affordable project to be a part of. Though I currently live in the Annapolis Valley, the South Shore has been calling, so the timing of Treehouse Village is just about perfect. I very much look forward to living in an environmentally and socially conscious community where we will share many values, and have abundant opportunities to discuss everything else over meals that I won’t often have to cook! All while living with a smaller footprint: on land with abundant space to roam and be creative on, and in a new home with features that on my own I could not afford, nor imagine. Sounds revolutionary to me.
And these folks too…
Mandy: born in Halifax NS of British parents and I lived in Dartmouth until I was 7.
Mark: has lived in Bristol UK all his life. Violet came along after years of trying and we are definitely the oldest parents at her school which she finds fascinating! She is 9 years old and loves to be very active, especially anything to do with water. We are enthusiastic about Co-housing as an idea because it offers us a community in a new country, and it resonates with our interest in personal development and in helping to make the world a better place. Plus, having explored most of the Province, we did think the South Shore was the most beautiful part.
Tania and Andrew
Daniel, Libby and Sophie