Treehouse Village Ecohousing is one step closer to completion, as construction begins on the multigenerational cohousing development in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Are you interested in a more sustainable way of living on the planet? Have you heard of Passive House? Treehouse Village Ecohousing hosted a webinar on April 18 to share why we’re building our 30 homes to the high energy-efficient standards of Passive House. Treehouse Village is a multi-age cohousing community now in development on...
Normally, I would visit a place before I bought a home there. But this isn’t a normal time. And Treehouse Village isn’t a normal place.
I knew my extrovert wife would be interested, but … I am a confirmed introvert. This cohousing concept seemed very … public. I had a lot of concerns.
Are Canadians moving east because the Maritimes have done a good job managing COVID-19? Or because so many of us can work remotely now? Or maybe it’s the more affordable housing? Probably all of the above.
...since moving to Bridgewater, I’ve found several places to walk - some without driving and others less than a five-minute drive from home.
I’ve lived a lot of places in my adult life. I confess that I was born in the US, so most of the places I lived were there, but I moved to Nova Scotia in 2006 and very quickly felt more at home than I had felt in any of the five states I had...
My first introduction to Treehouse Village came when friends reached out to share their big dream of building a cohousing community that would become the greenest neighbourhood in Nova Scotia. I wanted to help them make it happen. In order to build this custom neighbourhood, future neighbours would have to join as early as possible to finance the project and act as the developer - self-organize, collaborate, dream big, and work hard. Mike’s first reaction was, "Yes! Let's do it!"
I think I've finally found the solution to my rural versus urban quandary in Treehouse Village Ecohousing. Bridgewater offers the amenities which I usually associate with urban living in addition to the benefits of a more rural lifestyle, and when you add cohousing into the mix, it covers all bases!
One of the attractive aspects of Bridgewater will be being able to use my bike as a means of transportation. There are bike trails in town which link many important residential, recreational, and business areas and provide cycling routes to other communities. Many, if not all of our community members are dedicated cyclists.