Fair Oaks EcoHousing  A family-friendly green neighborhood

  


ELCOME!   We are planning to build Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a neighborhood of 30 families in Fair Oaks, 18 miles east of Sacramento, California.  
The Land:  We have a contract to purchase 3.55 acres of land in Fair Oaks.  The site is close to the American River, Fair Oaks Village, Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner College, and Bannister Park.
Our vision is to create an inclusive, earth-friendly community that fosters supportive relationships based on respect, cooperation, and fun.  We call ourselves both EcoHousing and CoHousing. 
What is EcoHousing?  EcoHousing allows community members to “tread lightly” on the earth by incorporating "eco" features and reducing dependence on the automobile. 
Green features include energy-efficient buildings, environmentally-friendly building materials, a small footprint, fruit trees, organic gardens, and rain gardens (on-site water retention). 
Reduced Driving:  Equally important, the lifestyle and location facilitate reduced car dependence.  With many activities onsite and nearby, residents won't feel the need to leave the neighborhood as often. 
The site is close to the American River, Old Town Fair Oaks, Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner College and Banister Park.  
   
What is CoHousing?  Cohousing offers a balance of privacy and community.  By combining private homes with a shared clubhouse and garden, residents experience the feeling of a small village where neighbors know and care about each other.  The clubhouse is a hub of social activity for the residents and is also available as a meeting place for neighborhood gatherings.  All homes are owned by individual families, as with other market-rate condominiums.
   
Community video:  Watch the 8 minute video of La Querencia in Fresno to see a community in action.  http://www.fresnocohousing.org/video-neighborly.html 
  
For more information:
    Marty Maskall .............. (916) 967-2472 or mmaskall at pacbell.net  
    Roslyn Eliaser ……….. (916) 483-4212 or reliaser at sonic.net     
    www.cohousing.org ... The Cohousing Association of the U.S.
If you'd like to read more, the best place to start is Creating Cohousing:  Building Sustainable Communities, by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett.  It's available in bookstores for $32.95 or at a discount from Amazon.com.
    
Email Discussion Group:  For a realistic window into the joys and challenges of daily life in community, go to  http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-list  
    
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WELCOME!   We are planning to build Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a neighborhood of 30 families in Fair Oaks, 18 miles east of Sacramento, California.  
The Land:  We have a contract to purchase 3.55 acres of land in Fair Oaks.  The site is close to the American River, Fair Oaks Village, Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner College, and Bannister Park.
Our vision is to create an inclusive, earth-friendly community that fosters supportive relationships based on respect, cooperation, and fun.  We call ourselves both EcoHousing and CoHousing. 
What is EcoHousing?  EcoHousing allows community members to “tread lightly” on the earth by incorporating "eco" features and reducing dependence on the automobile. 
Green features include energy-efficient buildings, environmentally-friendly building materials, a small footprint, fruit trees, organic gardens, and rain gardens (on-site water retention). 
Reduced Driving:  Equally important, the lifestyle and location facilitate reduced car dependence.  With many activities onsite and nearby, residents won't feel the need to leave the neighborhood as often. 
The site is close to the American River, Old Town Fair Oaks, Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner College and Banister Park.  
   
What is CoHousing?  Cohousing offers a balance of privacy and community.  By combining private homes with a shared clubhouse and garden, residents experience the feeling of a small village where neighbors know and care about each other.  The clubhouse is a hub of social activity for the residents and is also available as a meeting place for neighborhood gatherings.  All homes are owned by individual families, as with other market-rate condominiums.
   
Community video:  Watch the 8 minute video of La Querencia in Fresno to see a community in action.  http://www.fresnocohousing.org/video-neighborly.html 
  
For more information:
    Marty Maskall .............. (916) 967-2472 or mmaskall at pacbell.net  
    Roslyn Eliaser ……….. (916) 483-4212 or reliaser at sonic.net     
    www.cohousing.org ... The Cohousing Association of the U.S.
If you'd like to read more, the best place to start is Creating Cohousing:  Building Sustainable Communities, by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett.  It's available in bookstores for $32.95 or at a discount from Amazon.com.
    
Email Discussion Group:  For a realistic window into the joys and challenges of daily life in community, go to  http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-list  
    
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Cohousing in The New York Times!
Modern Housing with Village Virtues


 

WELCOME!  We are planning to build Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a neighborhood of 30 homes in Fair Oaks, 18 miles east of downtown Sacramento, California.  We are working with award-winning architect Chuck Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects and Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions

 

Our Vision is to create an inclusive, earth-friendly community that fosters supportive relationships based on respect, cooperation, and fun. 

We’re actively looking for others who share our vision to join us.
 
The Location:  We have purchased 3.7 acres of land at 4025 New York Avenue.  The site is close to the American River Parkway, Fair Oaks Village, Sacramento Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner College, and Bannister Park.

 

We call ourselves both EcoHousing and Cohousing. 

What is EcoHousing?  EcoHousing allows community members to “tread lightly” on the earth by combining Smart Growth, Green Design, & Quality of Life:


Smart Growth: Infill development reduces suburban sprawl. Walkable neighborhood and on-site activities lower the need for driving.


Green Design includes energy-efficient buildings, environmentally-friendly building materials, a small footprint, fruit trees, organic gardens, and rain gardens (on-site water retention).


Quality of Life: Sense of Community in a Safe and Nurturing Environment.


We are proud to be endorsed by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS). 

Read the Sustainable Living Summary (200K pdf).


What is Cohousing?  Cohousing offers a balance of privacy and community. Cohousing combines private homes with extensive community facilities to create neighborhoods that address the needs of working parents and seniors.  By combining private homes with a shared clubhouse and garden, residents experience the feeling of a small village where neighbors know and care about each other.  The club house is a hub of social activity for the residents and is also available as a meeting place for neighborhood gatherings.  All homes are owned by individual families, as with other market-rate condominiums.

  

Community video:  Watch the 8 minute video of La Querencia in Fresno to see a community in action. http://www.fresnocohousing.org/video-neighborly.html

 

For more information:

    Roslyn Eliaser ........... (916) 599-6549 or reliaser at sonic.net 

    Linda Tanforan .......... (916) 359-3742 or lmtanforan at gmail.com     

    Marty Maskall ........... (916) 967-2472 or mmaskall at gmail.com      

    www.cohousing.org .... The Cohousing Association of the U.S.

 

If you'd like to learn more about cohousing, the best place to start is Creating Cohousing:  Building Sustainable Communities, by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett.  It's available for $32.95 in Fair Oaks Village at BBQ Pro, 10136 Fair Oaks Blvd, or at your local bookstore. 

   

Email Discussion Group:  For a realistic window into the joys and challenges of daily life in community, go to http://cohousing.org/cohousing-l

   

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