May 3, 2017

South Bay Presentation: May 6
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour: May 13
Potluck: May 21
Nevada City Cohousing Tour: June 4
A Big Family: Growing Up in a Cooperative Community
By David Gordon, Cantine’s Island Cohousing
This Hudson Valley One article profiles a well-established intergenerational cohousing community in Saugerties, NY. Home to 18 households with members age 1 to 85, Cantine's Island Cohousing offers a supportive environmental for families.

" We move for work and lifestyle, and the support extended family can provide has to be made up for in other (usually very expensive) ways, or foregone. Cohousing, at least for families, can be a creative way to solve some basic needs created by the disruption of traditional settlement patterns.

The Cantine’s Island community has a lot to offer parents with young children, from built-in babysitters to play areas and companionship for the kids. Cohousing offers the opportunity to share experiences and advice, as well as contact with an older generation that has raised children."
Upcoming Events
South Bay Presentation
Saturday May 6th: 2-3:30pm

Learn more about the benefits of cohousing from future residents of Fair Oaks EcoHousing.

Vista Del Lago Clubhouse
151 Buckingham Drive, Santa Clara, CA

Imagine living in a community close to hiking, biking, nature walks, fishing and kayaking, just blocks from the American River and its miles of bike trails. Fair Oaks is in Eastern Sacramento County, with excellent connections via Amtrak.
For more information:
Al Lampell 408-896-1562
Bob Oyafuso 916-365-6428

Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Saturday, May 13th

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 our members at an upcoming tour. Kids are welcome. 

Meet at 10:30am 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. The tour will last about an hour, with an optional lunch afterwards at the Siam Patio Restaurant or the Smokey Oaks Tavern.

We're seeking the rest of our future neighbors! 

Can't join us that day?
An additional tour will be offered on Sunday, May 28th!
Sunday, May 21st

Join us for a potluck at 6:00pm in Fair Oaks (please RSVP for address).

This will be a chance for a fun evening with the members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing. This is event is family-friendly: kids are welcome.

First-time guests do not need to bring a dish to share. Food and drink will be provided.

Can't come to this one? Join us June 18!
Nevada City Cohousing Tour
Sunday, June 4th

J oin us for an informative visit to a cohousing community very similar in design to ours.

Nevada City Cohousing includes many sustainable features and offers intriguing architecture. It was designed by Chuck Durrett, who is also our architect. See the Common House and homes with sizes and floor plans very similar to Fair Oaks EcoHousing.

Meet at 8am at the Fair Oaks Coffeehouse in Fair Oaks Village, at 10223 Fair Oaks Blvd. We'll arrange carpools and leave by 8:30am.

The tour will begin at 10am at Nevada City Cohousing. After the tour, we will have lunch in historic Nevada City.

It's Conference month! There's still time to register, and join Fair Oaks EcoHousing members in Nashville. Rub shoulders with the movers & shakers in the cohousing movement.
Don't forget to add a pre-Conference intensive to your schedule!
Welcome to Our Newest Members!
Only 6 homes left! If you're thinking of making your next move to cohousing,
contact us to learn more about our project, while homes are still available.
Lisa, Jonah and Milo Knight, our 24th member household
The Knight family moved to Fair Oaks from Maryland in July 2016. 
LISA grew up outside Washington, D.C. She works as a writer-editor for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and volunteered for a job transfer last year (which is what brought the family to California). She enjoys reading, exploring, pop culture, and baking. She and Jonah met on the set of an independent movie in Colorado, and before Milo was born they ran a theater company in Frederick, Maryland.

JONAH spent about six years as a playwright/theater producer. Among other activities, he spent three seasons in The Kennedy Center's emerging playwrights program. When Milo was born, he became the at-home parent and transitioned into becoming a touring singer/songwriter. After recording a number of albums, he became interested in health and nutrition. He earned several certifications and began teaching nutrition at a regional Maryland college.
MILO is a third grader at Riverview STEM Academy in Rancho Cordova, where he loves the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. His favorite subject is math, and his dream career is to engineer space travel. He plans to be a frequent baker in the Club House.

Stay tuned next newsletter to meet Kim Ridge, our 25th member!
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