Image of the 15-acre property owned by Treehouse Village. It shows the community built on a few acres and over 10 acres of undisturbed forest which makes for a great backyard playground for the whole family.

Outdoor Space

Every home at Treehouse Village comes with a share of our 15 acres of outdoor space, collectively owned and managed by the community. In October 2019 we purchased a property in the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and in November 2020 were granted a development agreement for our project.

When designing our community, we not only considered social interactions, we paid close attention to sustainability. We designed the project to retain as much of the forested land as possible, found the optimum location and orientation for the buildings, and developed a landscape plan to manage all stormwater on site.

Most (if not all) members of Treehouse Village love to be outdoors and work hard to reduce their impact on the earth. Whether you like gardening, building trails, walking your dog or foraging for edibles, there’s something for everyone and many skills to share around.

A child playing in a tree in the 10-acre forested backyard at Treehouse Village Ecohousing. A great place to raise a family.

Explore Our Land

Community Oriented Design

Cohousing design focuses on maximizing the potential for low-stakes interactions with your neighbours as you go about your daily activities. When designing Treehouse Village, we not only considered social interactions, we paid close attention to sustainability. Members of Treehouse Village love to be outdoors and work hard to reduce their impact on the earth.

  • 30 homes overlooking central courtyard
  • Common house and workshop
  • Outdoor play area and gardens
  • Access to Pearl St and Centennial Trail
  • Indoor and outdoor parking
Shows the site plan of Treehouse Village Ecohousing - four residential buildings that are stacked flats - single floor accessible ready units - and a fully accessible common house. Site includes a workshop and indoor and outdoor parking.

Close to Amenities

Daycare

Elementary School

Junior High School

Restaurants and Retail

Recreation

Town Bus Service

Walkability map of Treehouse Village, showing grocery store, arena, rec center, downtown shops, and school all within a 20 minute walk

Recognition of our past, commitment to our future

Treehouse Village will be built on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq peoples. In 1726 Mi’kmaq and Maliseet villages at Annapolis Royal ratified the first of several Peace and Friendship Treaties with the British Crown.  We are grateful to be building on this land.  We will live in peace and seek means of reconciliation.  

Part of our commitment as stewards of this land is engaging in a process of continual learning and self reflection as we explore how to live out our values of being kind to ourselves, our neighbours and our planet.

Sin So’sepe’katik is the traditional Mi’kmaq name for Bridgewater and Pijinuiskaq is the name for the LaHave River, meaning “river of long joints/river branches.” (Source: Pjila’si Mi’kma’ki: Mi’kmaw Place Names Digital Atlas.)

Old air photos of the property show a gravel pit excavation in the portion of the property where the homes will be developed. Shows the undisturbed 10-acre backyard which was treed in the old photo.
Old air photos of the property show a gravel pit excavation used to be in the portion of the property where the homes will be developed.

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