April 19, 2017

National Cohousing Open House Day: April 29
FO EcoHousing & Nevada City Coho Tour: April 29
Potluck: April 30
South Bay Presentation: May 6
The Happy Movie
" Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? "

This 2011 film asks questions to get to the heart of what truly makes people happy. Cohousing is featured as a happiness solution. Click the link below for a 1-minute preview. Happy is available for rent on iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Video and elsewhere. 
Upcoming Events
National Cohousing Open House Day

Fair Oaks EcoHousing will be participating in  National Cohousing Open House Day again this year, as will Nevada City Cohousing, which we've organizing a tour to (see info below). We'll join 10 other California communities in this celebration of cohousing nationwide.
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Saturday, April 29th

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 Saturday, May 13th!
Nevada City Cohousing Tour
Saturday, April 29th

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.

Sunday, April 30th

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 May 21st!
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        alampell@hotmail.com
Bob Oyafuso 916-365-6428 boyafuso@sbcglobal.net

Fair Oaks EcoHousing is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Conference. Hope you'll join us this May in Nashville!
What sessions will you learn from? Click image below to see those offered.
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.
Jan & John Szostek, our 23rd member household
JAN has been a teacher most of her career, starting in the Peace Corps in Nigeria and then in a “free school” in England. For 25 years, she was a Montessori teacher in New York and Chicago. In Chicago, she was promoted to Admissions Director and then Diversity Director. Jan is passionate about raising awareness of the need for all students to be honored and included in the school environment and curriculum. Other interests include cooking (especially Italian food in honor of Jan’s large Italian-American family), gardening, meditating, and reading.

JOHN is an Emmy Award-winning actor, director, theatre teacher, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. His theatre masks have been exhibited in two museums, and he was given the Kennedy Center Award for his commedia dell’ arte mask designs. He restored the oldest train station in Evanston and turned it into a theatre and cultural center. John has experience as a cook in several restaurants and as a head chef in a Sri Chimnoy vegetarian restaurant. He looks forward to community meals at Fair Oaks. Most of all, John likes meditation, taking walks, cooking with Jan, and being with their daughter, Anne Tara, who lives in Richmond.
Jan and John have studied tai chi for decades and more recently, taught together in Evanston, IL where they live. They hope to continue teaching in Fair Oaks. John serves as president of the board of the International Tai Chi Foundation. They're eager to live closer to their daughter and enjoy the weather, natural environment, and people of N. California.

Stay tuned next month to meet Lisa, Jonah & Milo Knight, our 24th member household!
Want to Learn More About Fair Oaks & Sacramento?
  Fair Oaks EcoHousing | www.FairOaksEcoHousing.org