When I heard about what families are trying to create with Treehouse Village Ecohousing, I understood this to be more than just a community with energy-efficient homes and a pretty cool common house. To me, it was a way of creating a lifestyle that gives you more time for the things that are really important.
We already live in a society where parenting in isolation has become the norm. Our “DIY” culture has us striving for our own house, yard, and all the “things” we need to be a self-sufficient family unit. With that DIY attitude comes the mindset that we are also to be all to our children.
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.
It’s hard to believe we anticipate cutting our heating bill by almost 90% once my family moves to Treehouse Village in 2022.
When we moved to California, we decided that when we moved back to Canada, it would be to Nova Scotia. Our move was a logistical challenge.
My gut soon told me that this project was hitting many of my hopes and dreams for the future in one fell swoop. But my head … my head required some analysis to validate the feelings from my gut and heart.