December 1, 2017
Site Tour: Saturday December 9
'Everyone Needs Someone Else'
As the holidays approach, we can't help but think about our lives in terms of friends and family. In a world increasingly mobile and fragmented, traditional ties are challenged, and we look for ways to increase connection.

In an article for Time Magazine—“Everyone Needs Someone Else: Why Americans of All Ages Are Coming Together in Intentional Communities”—Jeffrey Kluger explores the benefits and challenges of living in intentional community by looking at multiple ways that people seek communities built around connection and collaboration.

He talks with one researcher: “Intentional communities are about creating attachment, the feeling that someone has your back,” says Harvard University psychiatrist Robert Waldinger. “We often ask people in studies, ‘Who would you call in the middle of the night if you were really sick or scared?’ Intentional communities can help you have an answer to that question.”

Click here - Intentional Communities to view a video from about community, followed by the article by Jeffrey Kluger.
Preparing for the Holidays
As our project becomes a reality, we start the process of re-thinking our lives in terms of living in community. And one of the delights of our coming life will be the common dinners we will share. So this month we continue our gourmet planning by investigating more new recipes we will use to create fantastic meals.
The two recipes this month usher in holiday festivities:

  • A Classic Ambrosia Fruit Salad with Lime-Honey Poppyseed dressing for the holiday dining table.
  • And Real Cocoa and Rich Hot Chocolate for sitting around the new fireplace!

Both of these are courtesy of Ellen's Kitchen, a website with many enticing recipes for feeding large groups. Here's to tasting our delights soon!

Breaking News! 2-Bedroom-Plus Townhome Available!
Construction begins this month, and Fair Oaks EcoHousing has only a few homes left. Act fast to reserve one of the popular 2-story townhomes that is now available—with two bedrooms plus a bonus room, in 1,188 square feet.

Key features include:

  • A “bonus room” on the second floor that you can customize to fit your needs (as an office, den, hobby or game room, or other special interest space)
  • Two bathrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs
  • Large windows, making the rooms feel light and spacious
  • Open design for living and dining areas
  • Front porch and a private backyard for outdoor living and entertaining

Like all homes in Fair Oaks EcoHousing, this townhome is designed for efficient living, with eco-friendly construction and high-quality fixtures and finishes.

We also have available a 3-bedroom flat and two 4-bedroom townhomes, with spacious floor plans and private decks.
Fair Oaks EcoHousing is a pedestrian-friendly village for residents of all ages, with a centrally-located clubhouse, pool and spa, and garden. 

The location is close to Fair Oaks Village and the American River Parkway, with many nearby dining and entertainment options, plus easy access to the freeway.

If you are interested in learning about the community, please come to the site tour on Saturday Dec. 9.
Find Out About Our Community
Fair Oaks EcoHousing members make regular plans to get together, have fun, and get to know each other. And you’re welcome to join us— take a site tourmeet our members, and  join us at future events. Read below and check out the  News and Events page on our website for more information. 
Upcoming Events
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Saturday Dec. 9 , 10:30am

Fair Oaks EcoHousing will be a neighborhood of 30 homes on 3.7 acres in Fair Oaks, CA, 18 miles east of downtown Sacramento. Come see the site and our architectural plans, and meet members at an upcoming tour. Kids are welcome.

Act fast! Fair Oaks EcoHousing has only a few homes left. If you are interested, please come to the Site Tour (details below). Other h omes do become available on occasion. If you like what you see at the tour, please join our interest list to be notified of new availability.

To go on the Site Tour, meet at 10:30 am at the Fair Oaks Coffeehouse in Fair Oaks Village, at 10223 Fair Oaks Blvd , at the intersection with Park Drive. Look for us on the side of the Coffeehouse, in the patio area or in the building at the back. We can carpool to the site. Please wear closed toe shoes to visit the construction site.
The tour will last about an hour and a half, with an optional lunch afterwards at the Siam Patio Restaurant or the Smokey Oaks Tavern.
Want to Learn More About Fair Oaks & Sacramento?
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