Giving people what they desire is the easiest way to spread an idea. One Community is applying this to global sustainability with open source and free-shared community model for people who want sustainable and replicable food, energy, and housing. We’ve also included education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. We are combining these to help build a global cooperative of teacher/demonstration hubs that will work together to provide for more and more diverse wants, needs and environments.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the December 1st, 2019 edition (#349) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is giving people what they desire through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
This week the core team continued updating the Murphy bed electrical in SketchUp 3D by providing measurements for each wire for each circuit. This identified some wires needing additional clarification, which we are working on now.
The core team also continued construction of the Earthbag Engineering Page. This week we finished the sections covering additional recommended tests, using the gravity and snow/win/seismic loading spreadsheets, and additional soil classification training. All the remains now is to finish the Resources, Summary, and FAQ and do a final proofread and review.
Oluyomi Sanyaolu (Technical Writer and Researcher) completed his 6th week with the team, continuing cost analysis of external Earthbag Village components. This week Oluyomi completed a cost analysis for both simple and complex parking lots and began the analysis and comparison of walkway construction materials. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Dean Scholz(Architectural Designer) also continued helping with the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4-dome cluster designs. This week was week #170 and the focus was adding in the new wall locations and testing the rooftop patio designs in 3D. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is giving people what they desire through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 30th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he completed the first draft of the summary report shown here. We’d say this brings completion of the City Center energy analysis component to 80% complete.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) also continued with her 32nd week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week she continued her work to create the AutoCAD file for analysis in RISA 3D. She removed elements which were not required (handrails, doors, etc.) and added missing/new elements to the model. She also did research on exporting dxf files to RISA, exploring how to export all layers especially floor/roof areas.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also continued research to find the right LED lights for installation overhead and along the City Center patio areas. Here you can see her latest results that should complete this work for us. She just needs to research the patio and covered walkway codes to confirm what’s needed for compliance and then we can make our final selections.
One Community is giving people what they desire through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week the core team continued compiling narratives for the specific chicken breeds we chose and adding the info and photos to our behind-the-scenes chicken Google Doc. We also reviewed a video pertaining to supplements for animal health, wrote a narrative and added it to all our related animal pages. You can see some of the behind-the-scenes portions of this work here.
The core team also continued with the cost analysis for the goat and sheep barn. We added the missing images, finished the dutch door and milking stand material lists, and added the total costs for the barn, which now makes the barn cost analysis complete. We also researched milking stand DIY plans, researched dutch door DIY instructions, and researched optional goat birthing pen panels. You can see some of this work here.
In addition, the core team continued developing the behind-the-scenes open source permaculture design content. This week we wrote concise descriptions of the permaculture ethics and principles on index cards to revisit periodically during all project phases. We also completed Step 1 (Assess Resources and Identify Needs) for the case study. You can see some of this work below.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) continued with week 4 of his work on the Transition Kitchen designs. This week he completed the rendering food and people additions, added plugins to finish the lighting plan, and submitted everything for initial review and feedback. We’d say this brings this component to 90% complete.
And Mohammad Almuzaial (Civil and Construction Engineer) continued with his 2nd week helping with the Aquapini/Walipini civil engineering details. This week Mohammad finished multiple iterations of the Toposurface for the project including water management slopes and water collecting trenches in addition to site stairs and pond guardrails. You can see some of this work here and we’d say this brings this part of this component to 40% complete.
One Community is giving people what they desire through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
This week Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 58th week helping with render additions and finishing work for the rooms in the the Ultimate Classroom. This week he finished revisions and additions to the green room representing “Science.” This image is now on the website also.
One Community is giving people what they desire through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week Jin Hua (Web Marketer and Graphic Designer) continued helping us refine our adwords campaigns and improve their performance. You can see some of the results of this here.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued work on these campaigns. This week he removed all the help wanted volunteer ads’ keywords that don’t include the following terms: “volunteer, pro bono, intern, and internship”. Additionally, he targeted our main campaign to the United States, China and India. These actions contribute to the main goal to display ads in order to attract new volunteers in those countries.
Deema Ali (Graphic/Video Designer) also completed her 2nd week designing new versions of the One Community Overview videos. This week she continued to edit and completed the first version of the main overview video by adding more stock footage and content pulled from the One Community’s website, visual transitions, text, and a keyed composite effect.
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