March 29, 2017
Site Tour: April 9
National Cohousing Open House Day: April 29
Potluck: April 30
Our Growing Group

Above is a recent photo of Fair Oaks EcoHousing's 22 member households! Jan and John Szostek have recently joined us as our 23rd household. We'll introduce them next month.

Only 7 homes left! If you're thinking of making your next move to cohousing, then contact us to learn more about our project, while homes are still available.

The Biggest Threat Facing Middle-age Men Isn’t Smoking or Obesity. It’s Loneliness.
By Billy Baker, Boston Globe | March 2017

This piece explores the growing loneliness epidemic through the eyes of a middle-age reporter. He concludes, though his family and work life are thriving, his time for social interactions with other men is lacking, and this could prove worrisome for his health.

Author Bill Baker says, "I’m hesitant to say I’m lonely, though I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary. Now that I’ve been forced to recognize it, the question is what to do about it. Because the tricks I’ve been using clearly do not work.

When you have a gap in your schedule, you feel bad running off with the fellas and leaving your partner alone. And the guys I’d like to spend time with are all locked in the  same bind. Planning anything takes a lot of work, and if you have to take initiative every time you see someone, it’s easy to just let it disappear."

Fair Oaks EcoHousing members recognize the importance of community support to our well-being, and look forward to meaningful, daily interactions with our neighbors in cohousing - not requiring much effort to coordinate.
Upcoming Events
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Sunday, April 9th

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, April 29th!
National Cohousing Open House Day

Fair Oaks EcoHousing will be participating in the National Cohousing Open House Day again this year. We'll join 7 other California communities and 35 nationwide (with more likely to sign up soon) in this celebration of cohousing around the country.
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!
Video: Get a sneak peak of some of the featured professionals presenting at the Cohousing Conference in Nashville.
Member Adventure: Whale Watching in Baja
Bill and Paula Bertram went on a whale watching tour to Baja, California in March. The trip was led by two naturalists who were well versed in the flora, fauna and culture of the area. The wildflower display was quite showy due to a wetter than normal winter, the birding great, and the interactions between the whale babies and their mothers was extraordinary. The Betrams say they weren't prepared for what a moving, awe-inspiring experience that would be, and were very grateful to have had it.

Pictured above: (upper) lounging by whale bones on the beach, (lower) cholla cactus and close encounters with whales. 
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