A Sustainable Future IS Possible – One Community Weekly Progress Update #16

One Community believes a sustainable future is possible if enough people if enough people want it. For that to happen we feel a working model with widespread appeal must be created. It should be affordable, applicable across a diversity of cultures, globally accessible, created so that people with average knowledge and little or no experience can duplicate it, and it must have a marketing engine capable of exposing enough people to build the necessary momentum for it to continue on its own. This is what One Community is open source project-launch blueprinting and here is our weekly progress update (#16) covering our accomplishments for the week of June 10th, 2013.


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A Sustainable Future IS Possible
One Community Weekly Progress Update #16



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Here are the details of our progress for the last week and everything discussed in the above video…


The aquapini designs towards a sustainable future are now moving forward again in 3D thanks to the help of one of our newest partners, Ziggy Tolnay (Database Systems Designer and Founder of The RBE10K Project)! Once we’ve got everything we are capable of creating into 3D we will then be shifting these back first to our partner Avery Ellis (Aquaponics Specialist and owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics) to double check the plumbing and filtration and then to our partner Charles McLean (Architecture & Urban Agriculture Designer, Professor, and owner of OM Greengroup) to put it into Revit so we can run real-to-life simulations. Here’s the first series of 3D export photos:

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A Sustainable Future- Large-scale Aquapini 3D Evolution 1.0 – Click to visit Open Source Hub


In addition to the 3D progress on the large-scale production aquapini, we’ve also completed the research, formatting, and refinement of the first 7 trees of the Large-scale Food Production Aquapini Planting and Harvesting Details. Here’s an example of just one of them:

#6A :: Casimiroa (White Sapote)

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The apple-sized fruit have the sweetness of a pear and the texture of an avocado. The paper thin skin can be eaten, but sometimes has a bitter resinous taste. The skin tends to “slip” when ripe, and can be easily removed. There are 1 to 5 seeds near the center of the fruit. Freezing the peeled, seeded fruit to make a dairy-free “ice cream” is a good way to deal with the abundant crops and create a sustainable future.


The Casimiroa tree will be placed against the north wall of the Aquapini to avoid casting shade on other parts of the house. We will receive this plant as a small grafted tree.

  • Casimiroas are a host to larvae of the swallowtail butterfly
  • Like citrus trees, they can be subject to aphids and scale
  • Casimiroas will take considerable drought once established
  • Trees can stand a few degrees of frost but will lose their leaves
  • Grafts callus quickly, but may delay budding out for several weeks
  • Trees can be stressed into flowering by withholding water 2-3 weeks
  • A related shrubby species, C. pringlei, might make a dwarfing rootstock

Wikipedia – White Sapote



The Tropical Atrium will create and demonstrate an aesthetically pleasing and functional multi-purpose facility that will serve as a tropical fruit production facility combined with multi-purpose recreational use that will easily invite members of the community/village/city to want to spend time in this space. Here are this week’s 3D exports compliments of a friend of the project Devin Porter:

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A Sustainable Future- The Tropical Atrium 3D Progress – Click Image to visit the Open Source Hub


In addition to the 3D Tropical Atrium work, this last week we also completed the cost analysis details for everything that will be planted in this structure for a sustainable future and the details of our pollinator attraction strategy:



The earthbag village 3D continues to progress thanks to the help of John Bassist. Here is the open facebook group specifically for 3D work and collaboration on One Community’s models and others. You can see our on-going work there. Related to the 3D progress, here is a mockup of the entire village:

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A Sustainable Future- Earthbag Village 3D Mockup – Click Image to visit the Open Source Hub

We’ve also now gotten the first 9 domes specifically in place and with the correct number of windows facing in the correct direction. Here is an image of the 2D drawing (above) and the 3D creation based upon it:

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First 9-Dome Cluster Property Positioned in 3D and with the Correct Number of Windows

The next step towards a sustainable future is adding in the surrounding earth so people can see the surrounding slope.


We have also completed the details of the earthbag construction time investment projections and complete tool and equipment needs and cost analysis. Here are those two pages:



Open source and free-shared sustainable development policies are another area that One Community is open source project-launch blueprinting in support of the Highest Good of All and a sustainable future for all. For those interested in joining us in our goal to build and evolve open source and free-sharing self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities all over the world, we just completed the following 3 portals outlining the three business models we are developing and open source sharing:


We’ve completed the infrastructure and first phase tutorial for our global collaboration database of others building similar structures and their experiences, adaptations, etc. This page will evolve to include:

We’re also super excited to be able to announce our most recent partnership with Build Hybrid Communities and Towns NowBuild Hybrid Communities and Towns Now is a group working on bridging to a RBE (Resource Based Economy) from the current system. Sharing resource based economy values, a similar strategy for global transformation, and the belief that a sustainable future that benefits all people is possible, One Community and Build Hybrid Communities and Towns Now communicate and share information and resources weekly (and sometimes daily) in our progress toward this goal for a sustainable future.


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OVERVIEW       ●       LOCATION       ●       FUNDING






One Community is creating a place to grow together and change the world together. We are creating a space with a sustainable future that helps each other live in integrity with each other and the planet as we strive to be the greatest versions of ourselves. We do this by harmoniously respecting each other, nature, and the rest of our one shared planet.

Our goal is to demonstrate what we feel is the most sustainable, healthy, and fun environment we can create. A place based on compassion, kindness, and collaboration. This replicable community will serve as an example for what is possible.

Throughout our design process we are open sourcing and free-sharing everything needed for construction and replication. This includes what we call “Highest Good” approaches to foodenergyhousingeducationfor-profit and non-profit economics designsocial architecturefulfilled livingstewardship practices, and more. We are creating these resources for implementation as individual components or complete developments called teacher/demonstration hubs. These hubs will help launch additional hubs as awareness and knowledge grow.


One Community will be the first teacher/demonstration hub. It will function as an experiential-learning model that facilitates mass participation to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and a sustainable future through: A replicable model for expansion, building seven self-sufficient village/city prototypes, becoming the world leader in open-source sustainability solutions, and evolving and expanding ALL aspects of sustainable living.


The One Community self-replicating model is capable of creating a sustainable future for the planet within 30 years. We will achieve this by establishing successful teacher/demonstration hubs on every continent. Villages include designs appropriate for each of the five main types of climates. They also include options for even the most challenged economies. These hubs will collaborate with one another, share ideas, resources, and work together as a network to heal the planet. They will also transform the global lifestyle to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, healthy, and sustainable one.

The specifics of how One Community is accomplishing this can be found on the One Community Solution Model to Create Solution-creating Models Page. Research supporting and showing the benefits of a model like this can be found on our Research and Resources Articles Archive.

Even if we don’t achieve our ultimate goal of global transformation and a sustainable future, a self-replicating teacher/demonstration model like this will take a relatively short period of time to positively affect millions while inspiring millions more toward a sustainable future.  For One Community residents (the Pioneer Team), the idea of creating and sharing the social and recreational experience of a sustainable future with visitors is also fun, exciting, fulfilling, and an additional reason why we are creating this.


One Community’s four-phase strategy for the creation of solution models that create solution creating models uses open source blueprints for duplication that simultaneously address all aspects of the human experience (food, energy, housing, education, social inequality and injustice, fulfilled living, etc.) towards a sustainable future. We see these areas as interdependent and requiring a comprehensive solution if humanity is to move ecologically, socially, economically, and permanently towards a truly sustainable future for everyone.

Our open source model and blueprints engage and inspire people while simultaneously making sustainable living more affordable and easy to replicate. By free-sharing the step-by-step plans people need for duplication, inviting people to participate, and demonstrating sustainable teacher/demonstration hubs as a more desirable way of living, the model will predictably expand on its own.

It is this approach we see uniting the world and leading to a new Golden Age for humanity. While we understand that not everyone believes this is even possible, we are nonetheless bringing together all those that do see this as possible as the non-profit think tank of forward-thinking individuals willing to design, build, and open source project-launch blueprint and free-share it for The Highest Good of All.


The more people that are inspired and desiring for themselves what it is that One Community creates, the more demand there will be for spreading the One Community model. This leads to a sustainable future and the directing of financial resources and resourceful people where we believe they are needed most: the establishment of additional sustainable communities around the world. We also feel this duplication will specifically happen quickly internationally due to the affordability of overseas land, less restrictive building environments, and the spirit of adventure in many people who really desire to make a difference for those who need it most.

To meet the increasing demand for a sustainable future that we are contributing to, we are coordinating with manufacturers, education institutions, individuals, and vendors. This is also part of this model to help the world and create a sustainable future. Its purpose is to facilitate more engagement of the sustainability industry, produce the absolute best possible consumer value, and the most convenient delivery of goods and methodologies for building sustainable living communities and sustainable living components.

This means we not only provide education and increase needed sustainability resources, we also address the underlying roadblocks to a sustainable future by decreasing the cost and simultaneously increasing the demand and generating financial support for global sustainability, philanthropy, and humanitarian movements and organizations.

As demand increases, so too will the ways to participate. Right now people are participating as consultants or partners donating time to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and others are more involved as Pioneers of the core team that will be moving to the property. We also have options for people to just follow our progress or participate through internet contribution.

Once the supportive physical infrastructure is about 30% developed, One Community will be ready to additionally expand what we offer to include scholarships, free weekend learning groups, core team members choosing to travel abroad to help others get established too, handling the marketing for all similar models operating for The Highest Good of All, and hosting classes and other sponsored events to promote and demonstrate additional methodologies.

We also imagine the high likelihood that our organization will become a foundation that can be trusted as the donation point for distribution of monies to help others establish this model for a sustainable future.


One Community is building solution-creating models designed to create additional solution-creating models to specifically facilitate exponential and sustainable global teacher/demonstration village growth. The following four phases of the strategy we are applying are designed to support each other and accelerate the process of creating a sustainable future globally:

Phase I: Demonstrating a Better Way

We are designing One Community to demonstrate a sustainable future and an experience of living that we believe most people will consider to be better because it will be more enjoyable and fulfilling. We also think most people will consider it better because it is made possible specifically through a foundation of sustainable sustainability and a philosophy that is for The Highest Good of All.

Phase II: Open Source Project-Launch Blueprinting

Everything we do we are open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing to make it as easy and affordable as possible to duplicate, adapt, and evolve in the manner that suits each individual and/or group’s needs. Free-sharing information like this is our aggressive-exposure engine and an aspect of One Community that will accelerate indefinitely as we continue to build our team, move onto the property, and continuously build and evolve everything that is One Community.

Phase III: Inviting the World to Participate

Everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting is designed to invite the world to participate by duplicating it as either individual components or complete teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that will be able to be built almost anywhere in the world. Additionally, people can join One Community as membersconsultants and/or partners, or use the suggestions links on our open source project-launch blueprinting hubs to help with the design, implementation, and evolution process. Scholarships, weekend learning and work crews, and tourism will be foundations of One Community once we have sufficient infrastructure in place to support these options.

Phase IV: Universal Appeal and Global Expansion

As One Community continues evolving and establishing ourselves, everything we create and promote will serve as the engine to inspire people to align with the concept of open source and sustainable living for The Highest Good of All. We are doing this to create mainstream appeal and our path to achieving this appeal is demonstrating a happier, more affordable, and ecologically friendly model of living that can be built anywhere in the world.

Open source project-launch blueprinting it all is how we believe the model will spread and, possibly most importantly, that it will predictably spread even faster in the areas where it is needed most because building restrictions, the cost of land, and materials costs are in most cases lower in these areas.


We are creating everything One Community does as open source and free-shared blueprints because we see this as the path to a sustainable future and a Golden Age of creativity, innovation, cooperation, and collaboration for all of humanity. Our model is a solution model that creates additional solution creating models enabling people to live and collaborate globally for The Highest Good of All. The easier we make everything we do, the faster we see a sustainable future transitioning.

Every aspect of this model supports itself and contributes to its success, from the sustainable foodenergy, and homes, to the social architectureOne Community Education Program, and open source sharing model itself. Each piece can be accessed, evolved, and even re-birthed as something completely new. It can be duplicated by itself or with other modules, with applications as diverse as the people who want and need them. The constantly expanding total model will additionally be able to be used in its entirety as the open source project-launch blueprint for a variety of duplicate teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of being built virtually anywhere.

The most profound part is: the more we open source share, the more we help move everyone forward, the more people know about what we are doing and can participate, and the more successful and capable we are of project-launch blueprinting and sharing even more still. This is all supported and made possible because:

  • We have the team to produce an extensive quality and diversity of tools and resources
  • It gives us the opportunity to broaden the concept of sustainability and make it more desirable
  • Areas we open source expand our ability to evolve even faster through global collaboration
  • Each new area open sourced expands our target audience, advancing our world changing goals
  • The more we show our ability to share what we are creating, the more others will benefit and want to join this movement and mimic the part we are playing in it


One Community’s open source strategy will evolve 5 primary types of open source content purposed to reach and service as broad an audience as possible. This includes the following mediums of sharing that are being developed to function as standalone resources or in combination with each other:

  • Video tutorials
  • Audio tutorials
  • Live streaming video
  • Direct/live interaction
  • Written content and downloadable PDFs

Maximum exposure is accomplished through simultaneous implementation of the following strategies:

  • Free-shared audio, visual, and PDF downloads
  • Scholarship and intern programs for direct learning
  • Videoing or live-streaming almost all classes and activities
  • Tourism option for involvement in almost all aspects of One Community
  • Dedicated and search engine optimized sections of our website for each key area
  • Our established infrastructure that simultaneously posts to over 20 social networks


One Community sees the issues of the world as interdependent and interconnected. To address them simultaneously, we are open-source blueprinting a more advanced standard of living by designing holistic, environmentally regenerative, self-sustaining, adaptable solutions for all areas of a sustainable future. We will model these within a comprehensive “village/city” which will be built in the southwestern U.S. This teacher/demonstration hub will be a place where people can experience a new way of living and then replicate it with our open-source blueprints: creating a sustainable future and a model solution that creates additional solution-creating models.

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