October 4, 2017
Site Tour: Saturday October 14
Potluck: Sunday October 15
Know Your Neighbor: Spokane's 1st Cohousing Development
This group from Washington with members in all phases of their lives is trying to make this type of community a reality, by intentionally designing a neighborhood of homes that are eco-friendly and more socially oriented than most American dwellings.

They plan to share meals with each other on a regular basis, maintain shared green space, teach each other their trades and talents, keep an eye on each other's kids while they play, and perhaps most important: They plan to really know the people who live next door.
Construction Update
We had some late August excitement at the Fair Oaks EcoHousing site—lot clearing and demolition! The 1950's homes that were on the 3.7-acre property were knocked down.
We are finalizing our construction loan, and construction of the future homes will be soon be underway. Our vision for this community has been four years in the making, and we are eager to get under construction.
We’ll be sharing updates with you as the community is built from start to finish. Look for our Groundbreaking Announcement in an upcoming newsletter.
Only Two Homes Left
Act fast!  Fair Oaks EcoHousing has only two homes left.

One is a 2-story, 4-bedroom townhome (E). Features include large windows, an open living area, wrap-around porch, a downstairs bedroom, and, of course, eco-friendly construction with 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.
The other is a 3-bedroom flat that could be yours! Located on the second floor, this single-level flat has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, in 1,163 square feet.

  • Large windows, making the rooms feel light and spacious
  • Open design for living and dining areas
  • Wrap-around balcony for your own outside oasis

Visit from National Cohousing Executive Director
Last week, the Fair Oaks EcoHousing group was honored by a visit from Karin Hoskin, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the U.S. Karin visited five cohousing communities in the greater Sacramento area. She was eager to learn more about us and to answer our questions. In the photo, Karin is joined by Anne Birchfield, Joy Reichard, Gina Massey, Linda Bryant, and Bob Oyafuso.  (photo by Marty Maskall)
Johnny Mathis Concert
Recently two members (Marty Maskall & Joy Reichard) attended the sold-out Johnny Mathis concert at the Sacramento Community Center. Johnny is 82, and his voice is as good as ever. He opened with Life is a Song Worth Singing -- Sing it! and treated the audience to many other songs, including some of his greatest hits. We loved Chances Are, The Twelfth of Never, and Wonderful! Wonderful!.  To us, Johnny was an inspiration -- he plans to keep performing for many more years. He does that by making sure he paces himself. What a great message for all of us!
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, October 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.

There is one 4 bedroom townhome (E) left and one 3 bedroom flat , and homes 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.

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. 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.
Community Potluck
Sunday, October 15, 6:30pm

Join us for a potluck at 6:30 pm in Fair Oaks (please RSVP for address) .

This will be a casual time to meet each other, break bread, and talk more about cohousing 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.
Want to Learn More About Fair Oaks & Sacramento?
 Fair Oaks EcoHousing | www.FairOaksEcoHousing.org