Thank you for your interest in One Community! This invitation page is for those who wish to become a Community Pioneer. The One Community Pioneers are the “core team” of people who will be moving to the property to live full-time and “pioneer” the continued evolution and sharing of the ultra-green, fulfilled living, and eco-sustainable community model that is One Community.
One Community is creating a place to grow together and change the world together. A place to help each other be the greatest versions of ourselves we can, in harmony and respect with each other, nature and the rest of our shared planet. To build and live in the most sustainable, healthy, and fun environment we can create. A city based on compassion, kindness, and collaboration. A replicable community that can be used as an example for what is possible in the world.
The work we are doing now is finishing the design details and creating the construction tutorials we’ll all use to build One Community. Before investing time completing our lengthy application process, please first be sure there are areas we are working on that you’d be capable and excited to help with. Here is our Action List/Work Breakdown Structure that includes all the areas we are working on: Action List/Work Breakdown Structure The following areas are not listed there but are areas we are also seeking help with: Project Manager(s), Grant Writer(s), Web Designer(s), Graphic Designer, and Virtual Assistant(s) for Jae.
Next, read through the following list of guidelines. This list and the related pages cover the areas we consider most important to anyone wishing to join the Core Team. Reading these first will help to confirm you are a good fit for One Community while also familiarizing you with everything we are creating and why:
If you meet and agree with all of the above guidelines, next open and complete the One Community Agreement of Understanding. This page links to all the pages explaining what we’re creating, where we are in the creation process, our policies and procedures, etc. Once you’ve completed that, continue on to the invitation below.
To complete our invitation, please use THIS GOOGLE DOC TEMPLATE:
Once you’ve completed your application, please follow the directions on the Doc to share it with us and email us with the following:
You will usually hear from us within 24-hours of receiving your form – if for some strange reason you haven’t heard from us within 3-5 days, please send it again.
The One Community Team
Q: What are the benefits of joining as a Pioneer now vs. later?
Please see the “Benefits of Becoming a Pioneer” section on the Membership page.
Q: What if I don’t have applicable skills?
We are primarily seeking people with skill sets applicable to the areas we are working on: Action List/Work Breakdown Structure. The following are areas not listed there and areas we’d be open to training the right person for: Grant Writer(s), Web Designer(s), Graphic Designer, and Virtual Assistant for Jae.
Q: Any advice before completing the application?
Read the entire application before starting to fill it out. This will help you understand better what we are creating and the type of information we are requesting.
Q: Any advice while completing the application?
The most important thing is that you really be as honest and thorough as possible in your answers. The goal of the invitation is to identify if joining our team is a win for both you and us. The more honest and open you are about who you are and what you seek, the easier it will be for us to know if we fit that for you and vice versa.
Q: Any advice after completing the application?
Be sure to carefully follow the directions for submitting everything. Make sure you’ve included everything and definitely email us again if you don’t hear from us in a couple of days. We ALWAYS reply. There have, however, been times when people have emailed us and we didn’t get the email. Sharing the Google Doc and also emailing us is one way we’re addressing this. Still, if you don’t hear from us in a couple days, please email us again.
Q: What happens after I submit my application?
For the answer to this question, please click this link: The Complete One Community Review and Interview Process.
Q: Your interview and invitation process is pretty extensive. How does this process of screening people fit with your Highest Good for All philosophy?
We feel clearly identifying what it is that One Community is creating and specifically how we are creating it is necessary to assure win-win relationships. Building our team only with people who really want to create the same thing in the same way is in the best interest of the happiness of individual applicants and current members of the team and best supports the success of our project and its ability to impact the planet positively for all people. We understand that this means that this first prototype will only be a perfect fit for some people. This is one reason why we are open source project-launch blueprinting everything we are creating so other groups can use the information in their own way to create teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities too. Our expectation is that these future iterations will be as diverse as humanity is. Our Highest Good of All perspective on this is that A) that diversity is essential and B) for any forming group, we would recommend a similar process of clearly identifying to the absolute best of your ability what it is you are choosing to create, and how you are creating it, so that only people who want to create the same thing, in the same way, will join you.
Q: What sets One Community apart from similar projects?
One Community’s Highest Good of All philosophy, open source project-launch blueprinting strategy, and the fact that we are open sourcing and addressing ALL elements of society simultaneously. These are a combination unique to our organization and will help others duplicate what we do and create self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of positively impacting every person on this planet within one generation.
Q: What sets One Community’s open source goals apart from similar projects?
To our knowledge, no other project exists that is providing the comprehensive nature and detail of everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting.
Q: What is One Community focusing on now?
The One Community team is currently focusing on:
Our Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) shows everything needed for us to be ready to begin construction. We estimate completion of these tasks will take about 2 more years. You can see our latest progress on our Weekly Progress Updates blog. These goals and the action items on the WBS are our top priority because they are needed to:
In our current phase of development, the ideal funder would be an individual or group willing and capable of funding the complete project. Actively seeking multiple funders, crowdfunding the whole project, etc. have been considered and require sizable time investments that would slow our current focus. Most of the food and housing details we’re focusing on now though are part of a detailed crowdfunding campaign that we’re considering as a backup funding plan. When we’ve completed everything needed to start construction, we’ll then make a decision if we want to focus our energy on other funding options or run this crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness about our project, clarify and confirm a lot of our Phase 1 infrastructure details, and test crowdfunding as an option for funding the rest of the project.
Q: What are One Community’s short-term goals once on the property?
Q: What is the ultimate One Community long-term goal?
To transform our planet into a sustainable and happier one through teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world. We will work with these hubs as our open source partners and fellow leaders of the open source, Highest Good of All, and sustainable planet movement leading to a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, sustainable living, and increased happiness for the entire human organism.
Q: How is One Community funded?
We are still seeking funding. Please see our Funding Related Details Page.
Q: Where will One Community be located and why?
Click HERE for property details that include why we have chosen the location we have.
Q: How far is One Community in the creation process?
Q: Why not just build a small-scale prototype home or community that includes a minimum-scale revenue-generating demonstration/operation? Wouldn’t this get things going faster?
This already exists as Airbnb and people are doing amazing with it, so small-scale operations are not what we see as missing. What we see as missing is a complete model for self-sufficiency that is open source and replicable. Even complete models for self-sufficiency already exist in the form of the many eco-villages out there, what none of those offer though is any sort of understanding and/or path for how average people with average means can replicate them. We also think there isn’t enough of a compelling reason for most people to bother with changing how they live now to engage such a path/project, so our project is purposed to provide and demonstrate that too.
From a total global-change perspective though, we think it is equally important to create a permanent place dedicated to open source and capable of providing for the complete needs of hundreds of people working on open source creations full-time, with enough revenue generation and space for expansion to grow to over a 1000+ full-time volunteers while also being able to support the establishment of other open source teacher/demonstration/R&D hubs around the world. This is why the intended property, village models, and social architecture and economic focuses are all big.
To support faster and broader implementation while working on these big goals, we are also taking the extra time necessary to develop everything so it is modular and also implementable as individual components. This will allow for anyone who doesn’t desire the full teacher/demonstration hub approach to have options too, but our primary goal is to demonstrate the complete teacher/demonstration hub as easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough for average people with average means to want to replicate it and/or use what we provide to build their own version.
Q: If you are giving everything away through open source, how do you intend to make money?
Our model is designed to prosper specifically because we are giving everything away through open source project-launch blueprinting. We accomplish this through eco-tourism marketed with the open source infrastructure we have already created and other supported revenue streams outlined on our revenue streams page. All of this further promotes our model of spreading sustainability and actively promoting and distributing even more open source blueprints for duplication by as many people as possible.
Q: How will this help people in developing countries and other areas where resources are needed most?
We will demonstrate building a teacher/demonstration community, village, and/or city as profitable for large investors and/or a way for small groups of people to pool what resources they have and get out of debt. We see this spreading and bringing resources to the areas that need them most because building these villages in these areas will be more affordable and easier to do with less building restrictions.
Q: How do you stop the model from being totally capitalized without the positive intent of the original model?
Because of our open source commitment, we are not focused on putting limitations on the use of everything we are creating. We will, however, directly support any organization contributing specifically to open source project-launch blueprinting and operating for The Highest Good of All.
Q: Where would I find a more detailed description of how this works?
Q: I want to join One Community but I don’t agree with one of your approaches (no pets, no drugs, etc.), so how is that for my highest good?
We understand that perspectives and approaches will differ and we believe that joining any organization or group that has values different from your own is not for your highest good or for the highest good of the organization that you are considering joining. With this in mind, we strive for transparency in any policies and/or procedures that we believe may affect a person’s decision to join One Community so that only people who truly feel One Community is a good fit for them will choose to join us.
Consider joining us as a volunteer (click here for the Volunteer Application Page) and/or just follow our progress. We expect other communities will follow (we’re open source, you could start one!) with different views on these issues and we will happily be promoting their success too if they are part of the open source and free-sharing network of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that we are helping to create. Here are the best ways to follow our progress: (click icons for pages)