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

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.

Cate is a Founding Member of Treehouse Village Ecohousing

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
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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.
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.

Explore our Land

Where 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