One Community is creating a global sustainability methodology built on open source DIY designs for sustainable food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We are doing this as a path to global sustainability through a global network of self-replicating teacher/demonstration hubs that will cooperatively create even more open source plans and resources.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 September 9, 2018 edition (#285) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:24
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:41
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:14
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:52
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:32
One Community is supporting our global sustainability methodology 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 also continued testing the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions. We removed parts that will not be in the new design, designed all the new parts, and made corrections for the floating shelf. In addition, we created the first render with the new table and bed in the ‘up’ position, table down, and the bed down. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 19th week helping update our renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike created the 3 additional Earthbag Village (Pod 1) renders you see here.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 20th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was finishing the research on the engineering details of the different kinds of earth that can be used to fill the bags. You can see some of the results of this research here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #129 from Dean, his focus this week was working on the group table and spa component details and beginning work on the 6-dome cluster options that include the bathrooms. You can see some of this work here.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) additionally completed his 26th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished this final Earth Block Village 2nd-floor Outdoor Perspective looking East render. This is the final render for this village, which is now on the website too.
One Community is supporting our global sustainability methodology 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:
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 93rd week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was final lighting selection, placement and testing for the Central Pool and Spa Area to produce and add to the website the graphic shown here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 21st week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week she made corrections to the drywall cost analysis and updated the related images, added electrical lighting into the final cost analysis sheet, and corrected formatting issues throughout the document – some of which you can see here.
Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 19th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he added labels to all the elevation drops in AutoCAD and updated the spreadsheet with these elevation drops and checked all the related calculations for Zones A, B, C, D, E, F, and H. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is supporting our global sustainability methodology 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. We continued reviewing and editing of the compost set up and hoop house sections, and then began a comprehensive review of the complete 20-person food rollout and implementation details. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is supporting our global sustainability methodology 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 week, the core team finished adding all the graphics and final formatting updates for the Information Maintenance and Sharing – Taking Your Learning With You page. Brining this page to 100% complete finishes all of the education program design details until we’re ready to implement it on the property. Now only the final Ultimate Classroom design details remain.
One Community is supporting our global sustainability methodology 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:
Our Executive Director also attended the Climate Reality training and became a trained member of the Climate Reality Corps. You can see some of the pictures from this 2200-person event here.
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