Welcome to the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) permitting and licensing hub. This page is where we will be posting detailed multi-media permitting and licensing tutorials for each component of the Straw Bale Village. Once we’ve finished this tutorial and open sourced all the details for the 3-dome cluster as part of our crowdfunding campaign, we’ll do the same for the complete Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and Duplicable City Center®, and then this village and the other 5 villages.
As part of our global transformation approach to Highest Good housing, One Community will produce hundreds of do-it-yourself videos and other resources in just the first 6 months of moving to the property. Over the first few years, we will produce thousands. These will include open source and free-shared guides to all aspects of the permitting process related to every component of this village model and all other aspects of our infrastructure. For more details on everything we’ll open source for this village, visit the complete COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK VILLAGE OPEN SOURCE HUB.
|What we're working on now
|Detailed materials list and cost analysis for all components
|Detailed tools and equipment list, best place to buy, and cost analysis for all components
|Detailed build-time investment needs for each component based on our building experience
|Detailed plans for how to build custom furniture to maximize home beauty and functionality
|Detailed dome-home heating and cooling research, plans, and adaptations by us and others
|Detailed shower dome and toilet dome maximally energy efficient water heating specifics
|How to install and utilize water catchment for each structure and the whole village model
|Comprehensive remote-village-construction emergency fire, medical, and evacuation plan
|Excavation and construction of the footer and foundation
|Open source community water-saving eco-shower head page
|Shower Energy Saving Measures: Thermostatic Mixing Valves
|Temporary Kitchen Setup
|Purchasing and Preparing Food Until Self-sufficient
|Hoop house creation
|Duplicable City Center open source hub
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
One Community is specifically seeking to further build our team with additional Members, Consultants, and Partners with the following skill sets:
We are also seeking any other sustainability-related skilled professionals, quality writers and researchers to help finish our People's Agenda 21 website, and anyone with other skills they feel would benefit our open source creative process. The people who join our team as either volunteers/consultants or members typically fit one or more of the following descriptions:
|Click Here for the Pioneer Application
|Click Here for Satellite Member Application
|Click Here for our General Application