May 5, 2018
Site Tour: Saturday, May 12, 2018
 in Old Fair Oaks Village
Sunday May 6
One of the joys of living in Fair Oaks is the great sense of community here, revealed this month in the 69th annual Fair Oaks Fiesta in Old Fair Oaks Village, Sunday, May 6th, hosted by the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce.

Started in 1948, this annual celebration brings back the flavor of old-fashioned community life, packed with events for the whole family. There will be games and activities for the kids, live music, a pancake breakfast, and arts and crafts vendors.

A classic car show is a highlight of the festival as upwards of 300 cars line the streets of Old Fair Oaks Village.

And families challenge their building skills creating crazy push carts in the annual Toilet Bowl Racer Challenge.

To top it off, the Fair Oaks Sun Run attracts avid runners and families alike, to either the 5 mile Chicken Run or the 2 mile family Rooster Walk or the 1/4 mile kid's fun run through beautiful Fair Oaks. Come run, or join the crowd to welcome all at the finish line!
We too will be at the Fiesta. Members from Fair Oaks EcoHousing will be hosting a booth at the event. Stop by booth #16 and say hi, and find out more about us, and living in this marvelous place.

It will be a day you don't want to miss!
For the schedule of events click here:
The Impact of a Front Porch
Man reading on porch
One of the basic tenets of how our cohousing complex is laid out, is that we purposely made a choice to put cars on the perimeter of the project, and choose to have a walk and village green in the middle of the community. Every unit in Fair Oaks Ecohousing will have a porch that faces the central walk, facilitating interactions between the residents. A great article by Brian Jones, The Civic Character of a Front Porch , explores the part architectural design, in the form of the front porch, can play in the development of community:

"When we know what is going on in our communities and others know this about us, then a certain type of trust coalesces. Through shared responsibilities and collective activities, neighbors come to see that they are not alone and are truly needed. Without those settings and conditions where we can come to know one another and become personally involved in giving ourselves to others, we are at risk for being folded back into ourselves."

For this very reason, we are looking forward to spending time on our porches, getting to know our neighbors, and creating our community!
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Project News
May brings a flurry of activity with the infamous "Options" time. This is the time when members of the community get to customize the look and feel of their homes with selected options. Meetings and emails abound as we debate Marmoleum vs. bamboo, rug vs cork, fiberglass vs. solid surface. All the while balancing costs and environmental concerns. An exciting, crazy time as we put together our dream.
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, a three bedroom flat, 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
• Porch or deck 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 3 bedroom upstairs flat features:
• All rooms on one floor for easy access
• Lots of light
• Wrap-around deck for enjoying the weather

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 May 12.
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
Future residents with shovels
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Saturday , May 12 at 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 overlook.
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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