Improving Life on Earth – One Community Weekly Progress Update #55

In the pursuit of improving life on Earth, One Community is building open source and free-shared DIY blueprints, tools, tutorials, and resources for for everyone and everything through a philosophy of living and creating for The Highest Good of All:

Improving Life on Earth, One Community Weekly Progress Update #55


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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement for improving life on Earth as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. Here is our weekly progress update (#55) covering our development and accomplishments for the week of March 10th, 2014:

Improving Life on Earth
One Community Weekly Progress Update #55

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress for improving Life on Earth discussed in detail in the video above:






  • Completed pillar, roof, door, bathroom, and storage details (see below)
  • Completed another 20% of the planting plan for this structure (70% done)
  • Joel Newman began adding our plant selections to the real-to-life renders of this structure (see below)




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This last week the core team finished the Art/Music and Trade Skills subject image (and 90% of the webpage). They have taken a significant step towards fulfilling their mission to improve life on earth. Here it is:

Arts and Trades subject molecule, One Community, Improving life on Earth

Improving Life on Earth: Art/Music and Trade Skills Subject Image – Click to visit the Arts and Trades page with an image you can enlarge


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This last week the core team completed more light studies to explore exactly how much direct sunlight each area of the aquapini and walipini structures will get throughout the year. Understanding sunlight patterns can contribute valuable insights to improving life on earth by optimizing agricultural practices and enhancing sustainable food production. Here are the results of those studies (showing direct sunlight only) broken down by season:

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Improving Life on Earth – Seasonal Direct Sunlight Study – Aquapini and Walipini

Here are the results for the entire year:

Sunlight study results for entire year, Aquapini and Walipini, One Community, Improving life on Earth

Improving Life on Earth – Yearly Direct Sunlight Study – Aquapini and Walipini

We also began putting the first elements of the Aesthetic and Diversity-focused Zen Aquapinis into 3-D:

3-D Aesthetic and Diversity-focused Zen Aquapini Design, Improving life on Earth

Improving Life on Earth – Zen Aquapini Design 3-D in progress


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This last week Philip Gill (Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design) began working on the two furniture designs you see below. These are optional designs for adding a recreation and/or dining dome. Configuration 1 (the images on the left) takes off on the children/student model and uses the built-in bookcases as the back for a TV/entertainment stand on one side and fold out or trundle bed/sofa on the other, with the same chifferobe and two desks at the back. There is also a single ‘armchair’ that folds out into a single bed. One of the purposes behind this configuration is to provide sleeping space for guests, thereby improving life on earth.

In the second one (images on the right), Philip has created a curved sofa that can be configured with either a low coffee table (also in the pictures on the left) or a more substantial dining/conference table around which the users can put additional chairs. It also includes the chifferobe and the TV/entertainment unit, thus contributing to improving life on earth through fostering connections and well-being.

optional furniture designs for adding a recreation and/or dining dome, One Community, Improving life on Earth

Optional Furniture Designs for adding a Recreation and/or Dining Dome

Victor Herber also continued work on the vermiculture toilet designs. Vermiculture is a solution for improving like on earth in human waste processing. Here you can see the most recent calculations:

Vermiculture Toilet Calculations, Victor Herber, One Community, Improving life on Earth

Improving Life on Earth – Most Recent Vermiculture Toilet Calculations

Also some of the design details taking shape in the form of specifics related to exploring weld points, how the trays will be guided, and our first iteration of how the trays will be able to be jacked up for removal of the bottom one:

Vermiculture Toilet Tray Designs, Victor Herber, One Community, Improving life on Earth

Vermiculture Toilet Tray Designs

Bupesh Seethala finished about 50% of the 3-D plant placement for the outer ring of the Earthbag Village. Earthbag construction is a part of our housing component for improving life on earth. You can see her work in the collage below.

Bupesh Seethala finished about 50% of the 3-D plant placement for the complete outer ring of the Earthbag Village, Improving life on Earth

Improving Life on Earth – 3-D Plant Placement – Outer Ring – Earthbag Village – 50% complete


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This last week the core team completed the addition of needed support pillars throughout the building:

Addition of Needed Support Pillars Throughout the Duplicable City Center Completed, One Community

Improving Life on Earth – Additional Needed Support Pillars throughout the Duplicable City Center

We also added in a new roof to the elevator and stair area to the 4th floor, a bunch of door and bathroom details, and a small floor addition and stair-access storage area:

Duplicable City Center hub progress, One Community, Improving life on Earth

Other Duplicable City Center updates for the week of 3-10-14

Joel Newman (Architectural Visualization Designer continues to create the real-to-life renders and has also started adding in the sketchup plants we researched to match our planting plan, further contributing to improving life on earth through sustainable design and green infrastructure initiatives.

Joel Newman continued creation of real-to-life renders, Duplicable City Center, One Community

Improving Life on Earth – Continued Creation of Real-to-Life Renders of Duplicable City Center


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OVERVIEW       ●       LOCATION       ●       FUNDING





One Community is creating a place to grow together and change the world together. We are creating a space that helps each other live in integrity with each other and the planet as we strive to be the greatest versions of ourselves. We do this by harmoniously respecting each other, nature, and the rest of our one shared planet.

Our goal is to demonstrate what we feel is the most sustainable, healthy, and fun environment we can create. A place based on compassion, kindness, and collaboration. This replicable community will serve as an example for what is possible.

Throughout our design process we are open sourcing and free-sharing everything needed for construction and replicationwith the ultimate goal of improving life on earth. This includes what we call “Highest Good” approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, stewardship practices and more. We are creating these resources for implementation as individual components or complete developments called teacher/demonstration hubs. These hubs will help launch additional hubs as awareness and knowledge grow.


One Community will be the first teacher/demonstration hub, which will serve as catalysts for improving life on earth. It will function as an experiential-learning model that facilitates mass participation to address humanity’s most pressing challenges through: A replicable model for expansion, building seven self-sufficient village/city prototypes, becoming the world leader in open-source sustainability solutions, and evolving and expanding ALL aspects of sustainable living.


The One Community self-replicating model is capable of creating a sustainable planet within 30 years. We will achieve this by establishing successful teacher/demonstration hubs on every continent. Villages include designs appropriate for each of the five main types of climates. They also include options for even the most challenged economies. These hubs will collaborate with one another, share ideas, resources, and work together as a network to heal the planet. They will also transform the global lifestyle to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, healthy, and sustainable one.

The specifics of how One Community is accomplishing this can be found on the One Community Solution Model to Create Solution-creating Models Page. Research supporting and showing the benefits of a model like this can be found on our Research and Resources Articles Archive.

Even if we don’t achieve our ultimate goal of global transformation, a self-replicating teacher/demonstration model like this will take a relatively short period of time to positively affect millions while inspiring millions more.  For One Community residents (the Pioneer Team), the idea of creating and sharing the social and recreational experience with visitors is also fun, exciting, fulfilling, and an additional reason why we are creating this.


One Community’s four-phase strategy for the creation of solution models that create solution creating models uses open source blueprints for duplication that simultaneously address all aspects of the human experience (food, energy, housing, education, social inequality and injustice, fulfilled living, etc.). We see these areas as interdependent and requiring a comprehensive solution if humanity is to move ecologically, socially, economically, and permanently towards a truly sustainable future for everyone.

Our open source model and blueprints engage and inspire people while simultaneously making sustainable living more affordable and easy to replicate. By free-sharing the step-by-step plans people need for duplication, inviting people to participate, and demonstrating sustainable teacher/demonstration hubs as a more desirable way of living, the model will predictably expand on its own.

It is this approach we see uniting the world and leading to a new Golden Age for humanity and improving life on earth. While we understand that not everyone believes this is even possible, we are nonetheless bringing together all those that do see this as possible as the non-profit think tank of forward-thinking individuals willing to design, build, and open source project-launch blueprint and free-share it for The Highest Good of All.


One Community is building solution-creating models designed to create additional solution-creating models to specifically facilitate exponential and sustainable global teacher/demonstration village growth. The following four phases of the strategy we are applying are designed to support each other, accelerate the process globally, and improving life on earth:

Phase I: Improving Life on Earth by Demonstrating a Better Way

We are designing One Community to demonstrate an experience of living that we believe most people will consider to be better because it will be more enjoyable and fulfilling. We also think most people will consider it better because it is made possible specifically through a foundation of sustainable sustainability and a philosophy that is for The Highest Good of All.

Phase II: Improving Life on Earth with Open Source Project-Launch Blueprinting

Everything we do we are open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing to make it as easy and affordable as possible to duplicate, adapt, and evolve in the manner that suits each individual and/or group’s needs. Free-sharing information like this is our aggressive-exposure engine and an aspect of One Community that will accelerate indefinitely as we continue to build our team, move onto the property, and continuously build and evolve everything that is One Community.

Phase III: Improving Life on Earth by Inviting the World to Participate

Everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting is designed to invite the world to participate by duplicating it as either individual components or complete teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that will be able to be built almost anywhere in the world. Additionally, people can join One Community as members, consultants and/or partners, or use the suggestions links on our open source project-launch blueprinting hubs to help with the design, implementation, and evolution process. Scholarships, weekend learning and work crews, and tourism will be foundations of One Community once we have sufficient infrastructure in place to support these options.

Phase IV: Improving Life on Earth with Universal Appeal and Global Expansion

As One Community continues evolving and establishing ourselves, everything we create and promote will serve as the engine to inspire people to align with the concept of open source and sustainable living for The Highest Good of All. We are doing this to create mainstream appeal and our path to achieving this appeal is demonstrating a happier, more affordable, and ecologically friendly model of living that can be built anywhere in the world, thus improving life on earth.

Open source project-launch blueprinting it all is how we believe the model will spread and, possibly most importantly, that it will predictably spread even faster in the areas where it is needed most because building restrictions, the cost of land, and materials costs are in most cases lower in these areas, ultimately contributing to improving life on Earth.


We are creating everything One Community does as open source and free-shared blueprints because we see this as the path to a new Golden Age of creativity, innovation, cooperation, and collaboration for all of humanity. Our model is a solution model that creates additional solution creating models enabling people to live and collaborate globally for The Highest Good of All, thus improving life on Earth. The easier we make everything we do, the faster we see the world transitioning.

Every aspect of this model supports itself and contributes to its success, from the sustainable food, energy, and homes, to the social architectureOne Community Education Program, and open source sharing model itself. Each piece can be accessed, evolved, and even re-birthed as something completely new, further improving life on earth. It can be duplicated by itself or with other modules, with applications as diverse as the people who want and need them. The constantly expanding total model will additionally be able to be used in its entirety as the open source project-launch blueprint for a variety of duplicate teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of being built virtually anywhere, thus spreading the benefits and improving life on earth.

The most profound part is: the more we open source share, the more we help move everyone forward, the more people know about what we are doing and can participate, and the more successful and capable we are of project-launch blueprinting and sharing even more still. This is all supported and made possible because:

  • We have the team to produce an extensive quality and diversity of tools and resources
  • It gives us the opportunity to broaden the concept of sustainability and make it more desirable
  • Areas we open source expand our ability to evolve even faster through global collaboration
  • Each new area open sourced expands our target audience, advancing our world changing goals
  • The more we show our ability to share what we are creating, the more others will benefit and want to join this movement and mimic the part we are playing in it


One Community’s open source strategy will evolve 5 primary types of open source content purposed to reach and service as broad an audience as possible. This includes the following mediums of sharing that are being developed to function as standalone resources or in combination with each other:

  • Video tutorials
  • Audio tutorials
  • Live streaming video
  • Direct/live interaction
  • Written content and downloadable PDFs

Maximum exposure is accomplished through simultaneous implementation of the following strategies:

  • Free-shared audio, visual, and PDF downloads
  • Scholarship and intern programs for direct learning
  • Videoing or live-streaming almost all classes and activities
  • Tourism option for involvement in almost all aspects of One Community
  • Dedicated and search engine optimized sections of our website for each key area
  • Our established infrastructure that simultaneously posts to over 20 social networks


One Community sees the issues of the world as interdependent and interconnected. To address them simultaneously, we are open-source blueprinting a more advanced standard of living by designing holistic, environmentally-regenerative, self-sustaining, adaptable solutions for all areas of sustainability, thus improving life on earth. We will model these within a comprehensive “village/city” which will be built in the southwestern U.S. This teacher/demonstration hub will be a place people can experience a new way of living and then replicate it with our open source blueprints: creating a model solution that creates additional solution-creating models.

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