Highest Good living models are living models that are sustainable, ecological, and supportive and regenerative for our planet and all life on it. One Community is a 100% volunteer team developing open source and free-shared tools, tutorials, and DIY resources for replicable teacher/demonstration hubs designed to teach, share, and evolve these models.
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 2, 2018 edition (#284) 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: @6:30
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:11
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:40
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:28
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:03
One Community is creating highest good living models 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 working with Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) finished the final round of edits and corrections for the 2nd printed copies of the 7-villages book we’ve been developing. This completes almost 2 years of work on this book and we now move on to full integration into the website.
This week the core team also continued testing the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions for the back clothing and storage area. We do this by building it in Sketchup 3D and noting mistakes as we go. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 19th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he added details to the Clothing & Storage introduction graphic and created the first detailed drawings of the new bed, couch, and fold-out table designs.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 18th week helping update our renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike created the 5 additional Earthbag Village (Pod 1) renders you see here. Next steps for these will be PhotoShop edits and then adding them to the appropriate pages of the site.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #128 from Dean, his focus this week was finishing the AutoCAD elevations seen here for the alternate floor plans for the homes we’ll be building as part of this village.
One Community is creating highest good living models 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 the core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 92nd week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was final lighting selection, placement and testing for the Mezzanine level to produce and add to the website the graphic shown here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 20th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was restroom accessories, floor construction & miscellaneous items like bicycle stands, and final corrections and additions needed to produce the 2nd-generation summary for the total construction cost – some of which you can see here.
Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 18th 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 piping-elevation changes to the master AutoCAD file, updated the spreadsheet and tutorial to include related details, and color coordinated the spreadsheet colors to match the AutoCAD piping colors. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is creating highest good living models 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 with a focus on worms and soil, clarifying specific research on carbon-to-nitrogen ratios, batch compost piles and “as you go” piles. We learned we’ll save a lot of manpower by switching over to worm composting and trench composting during the milder months of the year, rather than using traditional composting piles. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is creating highest good living models 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 all work except for adding images to the Information Maintenance and Sharing – Taking Your Learning With You page. We finished the formatting, adding content, and resources and we’d say this brings the page to 90% complete.
One Community is creating highest good living models 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 the core team working with Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) continued collaboration on our new online marketing strategy. This week’s focus was initial keyword organization and ad writing for the Conscious Music Project, open source free-education database, and the Sketchup Plant database.
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