April 6, 2018
Site Tour: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Cohousing - Community AND Privacy?
"...talking about communal living can be met with derisive dismissals or, perhaps more commonly, a reply along the lines of “sure, I guess that can work for some people, but it isn’t for me.” Fair enough, and when I started researching this piece that was exactly what I thought, too. But when I sat down and looked at all the benefits built into cohousing models, I found myself asking the question: wait, why isn’t it for me?"

Often when we read about cohousing, it is from the viewpoint of the older generation. But how do younger people view cohousing? Zoe Peterson, a writer for The Bull and Bear, McGill University's student run news magazine, writes an interesting exploration of cohousing – some key points to why it works even for the younger generation, and what personally it requires from each of us to create community.

"Successful cohousing requires common spaces, areas for people to bump into each other, eat together, vent about the day’s trials at work, and to ask for an egg or a favour. Streets lined with single-family homes do not make room for these spaces."

“Cohousing models do not ask you to throw away your privacy, they ask you to create spaces for community activities, and, most importantly, to use them.”

Fair Oaks EcoHousing Project News
Meet Our Bankers: Torrey Pines Bank
We are proud to have received our construction loan from Torrey Pines Bank in San Diego. Three of their executives visited recently to inspect our progress. We were blessed with great weather and lots of interesting activity that day. Our site contractor, Teichert Construction, was hard at work. Pictured above are Scott Pritchard, Sr. VP; Will McLennan, Exec. VP; and Ryan Foster, underwriter. Not pictured is Sr. Loan Officer Jon Pasquini who worked tirelessly with us over many months to put the loan in place.  
Torrey Pines Bank is a community business bank division supported by one of the top-performing banks in the U.S. They are committed to building a better California for generations to come. They see Fair Oaks EcoHousing as an excellent example of an infill project that will enhance the local community. They were impressed by our development consultant, Katie McCamant, and by our Builder, Bardis Homes. Naturally, they like that we have 27 committed buyers (out of 30 homes total). We like the accessibility and personal service the Torrey Pines staff offers.
We're In the News!
Jan and Marty talk with CBS13 Sacramento about our project at the start of construction! Co-Housing Idea Comes To Fair Oaks In New Project
See The Earth Move
Subhash took this video when the big earth movers started grading the site for our project in December.
Join Us! Homes Available
As construction progresses on our project, Fair Oaks EcoHousing has only a few homes left. Call now to tour the site and reserve either a popular downstairs 2 bedroom flat, a 2+ bedroom townhome, or a spacious 2-story 4 bedroom townhome that is now available.

Key features for all include:
Large windows, allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the home and make rooms feel light and spacious
• Open design for living and dining areas, providing more space and flexibility in use
• Modern kitchen with ample storage and counter space
• Front porch for visiting with neighbors

The downstairs 2 bedroom flat features:
• Wide doors and open space in the unit
• Easy access to yard, porch, and common areas

The 2-story 2+ bedroom townhome includes:
• Bathroom upstairs and downstairs
• "Plus" room , ideal for a home office, craft room, or play room

The 4 bedroom townhome includes:
• Spacious upstairs master bedroom with a full master bath and walk-through closet
First-floor bedroom, perfect for a home office, an aging family member, or single-floor downstairs living
Large wrap-around porch that provides roomy outdoor living space

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

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 April 14.
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, April 14 , 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?
 Fair Oaks EcoHousing | www.FairOaksEcoHousing.org