WELCOME! We are planning to build Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a neighborhood of 30 families in Fair Oaks, eighteen miles east of Sacramento, California. 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 has many green features, including energy-efficient buildings, a small footprint, an edible landscape, organic gardens, and on-site drainage.
What is CoHousing?Cohousing combines private homes with generous shared facilities, thus creating the feeling of a small village where neighbors know and care about each other.Future residents actively participate in the design and management of their own neighborhood.The Common House is a hub of social activity for the cohousing residents and is also available as a community center for neighborhood gatherings.
If you'd like to read about Cohousing, the best place to start is Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett. It's available in bookstores for $29.95 or at a discount from www.amazon.com.