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.
“We’re thrilled to have found such an amazing property, so well connected to local services. There’s so much for our son Dylan to explore.“
Cate, Founding Member
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.
About our property
We reached a milestone in October 2019 when we purchased a beautiful 15 acre parcel of forested land in Bridgewater. We developed our plan to maintain as much of the forested site as possible, including almost all of the older growth trees.
- Located at 54 Pearl St, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
- Almost 15 acres of forested land, including many large trees in the undeveloped portion
- Central location, within town limits, connected to services and close to amenities.
- Bordered by the Centennial Trail, an 8-kilometer multi-use trail ideal for hiking and biking year-round
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 private homes overlooking central courtyard
- Common house and workshop
- Outdoor play area and gardens
- Greenhouse and shed
- Access to Pearl St and Centennial Trail
- Indoor and outdoor parking
Close to amenities
Junior High School
Restaurants and Retail
Town Bus Service
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.)