Holistic resource allocation combines physical sustainability with emotional sustainability. This is an evolution of sustainability that we feel is necessary if we are to live as the ultimate expressions of healthy and happy people that also sustainably support the planet we all share. We are creating open source blueprints, tools, tutorials, resources and a physical location people can visit to share this approach to living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
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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 February 13th, 2015 edition (#102) of our weekly progress update detailing the previous week’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 EDUCATION @2:02
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:05
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:33
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:22
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:26
One Community is forwarding holistic resource allocation 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:
Behind the scenes we also finished brainstorming the rest of the Innovation Half of this molecule.
Also behind the scenes, we finished the first 10% of the lesson plan with the central theme of “Civilization.”
One Community is forwarding holistic resource allocation 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 last week the core team added another round of images and minor edits to the new Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan sharing the work of Benjamin Sessions. You can see this here. Visit the page for the open source details of remote kitchen construction and food preparation for groups of 20+ people.
In addition to this, we added the first three amazing vegan recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your QB?). These are now on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, including pictures of the meals as Sandra has been making them along with writing the recipes. What you see here is just the beginning of what will develop into complete weekly vegan menus covering all meals and scalable for feeding groups of people as large as needed:
One Community is forwarding holistic resource allocation 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 last week the core team continued laying out the specifics for the Open Source Murphy bed furniture assembly details behind the scenes. This included assembling the different front frame sections, attaching the left and right parts to the front section, and attaching the back frame sides to the wall frame. What you see here is all this behind-the-scenes work-in-progress. We estimate we are now 35% complete with what is needed for the website.
Also behind the scenes we finished another 10% of the earthdome window and door framing reformatting details needed before moving these specifics to the website. This brings us to 45% complete with this work.
We also created these updated renders of the bathroom and kitchenette design for the 150′ diameter dome for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign:
In addition to this, Samuel Soroaster (Permaculturalist and sustainable designer from Green New World), created this schematic of the proposed rainwater catchment plans for updating 2 of the 4 toilet domes in the Earthbag Village. The central tank you see here will use rainwater for washing hands, then reuse the hand-washing greywater to flush the toilets:
Scott Thomas and his Shadow Ridge Signature Architecture Program team also finished putting this concept design into CAD for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign Murphy bed dome that features a fold-down bed, his and hers closet area, and loft:
Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) also produced these updated drawings for Pod 3 that will be cob and rammed earth. This is the ground floor featuring a men’s and women’s bathroom, shared kitchenette and large social area and central fireplace:
Here is the bedroom level with 6 rooms that overlook the social area below and share the double bathrooms and showers on this level:
Here is a front view showing the maximum use of passive solar and building to conform to the 15% grade:
And this is the cross section where you can specifically see the grade and how the structure is built into it to offer beautiful views from the rooms and shared social space, plus the option for a living roof:
Last but not least, here is the site plan showing how multiple units like this could be built diagonally on a grade like this so they would all maintain their views while maintaining easy path access from the front and road access from the back:
One Community is forwarding holistic resource allocation 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 last week Rob Gjerde (Pool Design & Construction Expert and owner of Sorico Design and Consulting) created these two plumbing designs for the indoor/outdoor natural pool and eco spa. We’ve got what looks like one more round of edits and revisions to these and then we’ll add the final versions to the open source pool and spa hub.
One Community is forwarding holistic resource allocation 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 last week the core team created new social media imagery and updated and featured our Phases of Community Building page that teaches the 4 phases of community building from Dr. M. Scott Peck’s book “The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace.”
We also did this for our open source Sustainable Water Heating page that shares all our research into comparing the different options for water heating in remote off-grid situations:
We additionally did another round of updates and additions to our open source tax filing page to share our for-profit and nonprofit tax filing process. You can see these additions here bringing this page to what we’d say is about 30% complete:
And we updated our “One Community and Helping Create the Venus Project” video:
…and updated our page discussing this topic:
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