Meet Our Equity Members

Cate, Leon, and Dylan watching the waves at the beach
Cate, Leon, and Dylan running on the beach with Dylan jumping in the air

Cate, Leon, and Dylan

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.

Emma, Mike, Rosie, and Tilly

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 look forward to raising our family among friends in Treehouse Village.

David, Caitlin, and Alfie

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 recently complete an MA in Cultural Anthropology at Dalhousie, and Alfie is, frankly, adorable.

Katherine

Treehouse Village Ecohousing 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’m excited to be co-creating the place where I will be living with my future neighbours.

Abe on a lake enjoying nature

Abe and Sue

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.

Mark, Mandy, and Violet

Mandy was born in Halifax NS of British parents and lived in Dartmouth until she was seven. Mark has lived in Bristol UK all his life. Violet came along after years of trying! She 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.

Mark And Mandy at the ocean on a beach
Violet with a red umbrella

Tania and Andy

For us, Treehouse Village is a chance to be part of a neighbourly caring community. We came across the Treehouse Village due to our daughter Caitlin and her family. After exploring the idea ourselves it seemed like an ideal solution, allowing us to downsize while living in an environmentally conscientious village surrounded by wonderful like-minded people. Not forgetting also we will be closer to our adorable grandson Alfie. A win win.

Andrew and Susan

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 Ellershouse.

Angie with her kayak

Angie

Although I live in the Annapolis Valley, the South Shore has been calling. I very much look forward to living in an environmentally and socially conscious community where we will share many values, and have abundant opportunities for conversation 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.

Shirley

I’m excited to be part of a community with shared meals and I love watching children play. I also love that I can downsize and still have access to common areas. I was born in Nova Scotia and have studied/worked most of my life in Halifax and Dartmouth. I started a business in photography when everything was shot on film and processed in a magical darkroom. I still work part time and love to shoot when I travel.

Scott and Becky

We recently moved back to Canada after living in California for seven years. Our Treehouse ‘family’ of neighbours has helped us get settled and feel at home here in Bridgewater. We enjoy exploring the nature that is at our door. In looking for a place to live community was one of the most important things – that and awareness of climate change and how that might affect housing options. We love the idea of living in a multi-age community where we have fun together.

Anne

Born in the US, emigrated to Nova Scotia, became a Canadian citizen, and then ended up returning to the US. As I started to get serious about planning my return to Nova Scotia (where both my adult daughters live), cohousing came up on my radar, and not long after that, Treehouse Village came into focus. Living in a tight-knit community, sharing communal meals on a regular basis, energy efficient housing, a great location; it all seemed like a perfect dream.

Wayne, Nelleke, and Nina

We were looking for a place where our little daughter Nina could grow up in a loving, caring community with other children and adults around, like an extended family. We found our beautiful opportunity in Treehouse Village! Wayne works as a researcher and teacher in green energy and has been exploring co-housing communities for a few years. Nelleke is a linguist and a counselling therapist originally from the Netherlands, and Nina is doing a great job at growing.

Máel and Elvira

As we think about our retirement years, a multi-generational and intentional community with a focus on sustainability is incredibly appealing. The opportunity to limit our impact on the earth through shared ownership/limited consumption of goods is a plus. We can already see that Treehouse is composed of those who share our values and goals. We look forward to spending time with our neighbors and building this creative community together.

Arlene and Wendy

We are so excited to be part of this courageous, hopeful and sharing community of neighbours. We see this as the way to more closely live our values through living lightly and sharing what we have and what we have to give. Imagine living in a Passive House in the middle of a forest, sharing vehicles when you must drive, walking and cycling mostly, having wonderful adventures together with neighbours and sharing meals with the community. We bring our love of biking, kayaking, canoeing and hiking to find new paths in the beautiful Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Allyson

Imagine! A home that contributes to living lightly on the Earth. A community who shares their talents, treasures, and time. A location with access to a thriving town and a forest, trails, and the ocean. I’m excited to move to Nova Scotia where I’ll continue to work remotely as a writer and where I’ll contribute to this wonderful, multigenerational Treehouse Village.

Kathy

I imagine looking out the window to see a friend with whom to share a chat and a cup of tea, working together, learning from each other, and sharing tasks. I look forward to hosting visits from my grandchildren where they can join in the play in the woods, and finally, reducing my ecological footprint while sharing life’s ups and downs with some lovely people. I am a Waldorf teacher and I hope to learn how to transform education for a charitable organization that I began which built and operates a school in Madagascar.

Meg and Matt

We are excited to be joining this community and cannot wait to have friends living next door. Matt works in sports analytics and Meg works as a leadership coach and trainer for change-makers. With remote work allowing us to live anywhere, we could not think of a better home than Treehouse Village. We look forward to slack-lining in the woods, adventures around the South Shore, and meals and board games with neighbours.

Max, Teona, Etta, and Orson

Cohousing was a brand new concept to us when we found out about Treehouse. The idea was exciting enough for us to delve into this adventure and become equity members all within a month (+2 days). We have always dreamed about living in some idealistic place where neighbours all strived to support each other, shared common values, and treated this planet with a little more care. Turns out there is a place trying to do just that! And we’re so excited to be able to call it home.

Antje and Jamie

This is too surreal! We are Antje & Jamie, currently living in Ontario and soon to be moving to Treehouse Village. And we’ve never been to Nova Scotia, let alone Bridgewater, but none of that matters to us. All it took was experiencing the community’s commitment to creating an environment that respects and wants the best for themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. An environment we could all be proud to call our home. And we are super excited to do just that.

What would you like to explore next?

Treehouse Village Ecohousing Private Homes
Treehouse Village Ecohousing Common House
Treehouse Village Ecohousing Outdoor Space
Treehouse Village Ecohousing Community