Living Simply as a Key to Happiness – One Community Weekly Progress Update #260

Living simply as a key to happiness, it it possible? We think it is worth finding out and we’re creating open source and free-shared designs to help others who agree. They are DIY replicable, sustainable, and cover foodenergyhousingeducationfor-profit and non-profit economic designsocial architecturefulfilled livingglobal stewardship practices, and more.

Living Simply, A Key to Happiness, One Community Weekly Progress Update #260

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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 March 18th, 2018 edition (#260) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Living Simply as A Key to Happiness
One Community Progress Update #260

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

LIVING SIMPLY – A KEY TO HAPPINESS INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @8:24

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:32

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:30

  • Continued work on the complete Highest Good food rollout plan and cost analysis (see below)
  • Researched soil lab equipment needs and costs, determining that the expense make external testing a better option for food rollout plans like ours (see below)
  • Continued research and design of the open source Permaculture Design for the property (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:20

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:57

LIVING SIMPLY – A KEY TO HAPPINESS SUMMARY: @12:59

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team created the first 30% of the Cob Village Cost Analysis Page, some of which you can see here.

This week the core team also created the first 30% of the Cob Village Cost Analysis Page, some of which you can see here.

Created the First 30% of the Cob Village Cost Analysis Page – Click to Visit

The core team also finished the rest of the Tree House Village (Pod 7) Cost Analysis page, some of which you can see here.

The core team also finished the rest of the Tree House Village (Pod 7) Cost Analysis page, some of which you can see here.

Finished the Tree House Village Cost Analysis Page – Click to Visit

Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his second week helping update our Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. What you see here are some of Mike’s second round of corrections within the model.

Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his second week helping update our Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. What you see here are some of Mike’s second round of corrections within the model.

Continued Helping with Recycled Materials Village Renders – Click for Page

Dean Scholz(Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) AutoCAD layout updates. Here is update 105 of Dean’s work. This week he created the rooftop plan to match his 3D designs and continued development of the landscaping details.  

Dean Scholz(Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) AutoCAD layout updates. Here is update 105 of Dean’s work. This week he created the rooftop plan to match his 3D designs and continued development of the landscaping details.  

Continued with Cob Village AutoCAD Layout Updates – Click for Page

Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 16th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he focused on adding water details to the two renders shown here.

Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 16th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he focused on adding water details to the two renders shown here.

Continued Working on Compressed Earth Block Village Render Additions – Click for Page

Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 9th week working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential designs and renders. This week she continued finalizing the final texturing and lighting details for the complete interior, as shown here.

Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 9th week working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential designs and renders. This week she continued finalizing the final texturing and lighting details for the complete interior, as shown here.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Residential Designs – Click to Visit

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei(Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering by addressing the areas identified by the core team. You can see some of this work here.

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei(Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering by addressing the areas identified by the core team. You can see some of this work here.

Continued Work on City Center Structural Engineering – Click for Page

David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 14th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was more research, starting to create the HVAC zonal details, and initial HVAC layout sketches.

David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 14th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week's focus was more research, starting to create the HVAC zonal details, and initial HVAC layout sketches.

Continued Helping with HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center – Click to Visit

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 66th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was correcting errors and doing additional calculations on the lighting spreadsheet shown here.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 66th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week's focus was correcting errors and doing additional calculations on the lighting spreadsheet shown here.

Continued Working on Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued work on the complete Highest Good food rollout plan and cost analysis. We created the initial 2-3 person due-diligence food rollout plan and action list and continued to develop the implementation details for 10-20 people, as shown here.

Continued Work on the Complete Highest Good Food Rollout Plan and Cost Analysis – Click for Page

The, the core team also researched soil lab equipment needs and costs, as shown here, determining that the costs make external testing a better option for food rollout plans like ours.

Researched Soil Lab Equipment Needs and Costs – Click for Page

In addition, the core team continued research and design of the open source Permaculture Design for the property. What you see here is our first sharing of some of the data we are gathering for the design.

This week, the core team continued research and design of the open source Permaculture Design for the property. What you see here is our first sharing of some of the data we are gathering for the design.

Continued Research and Design of the Open Source Permaculture Design for the Property – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued developing the Lesson Plans How-to tutorial page. We created new imagery explaining the most complex steps of the design process and finished the second 50% of the “Intermediate Learners” example and all of the “Advanced Learners – Accelerated” example.

This week, the core team continued developing the Lesson Plans How-to tutorial page. We created new imagery explaining the most complex steps of the design process and finished the second 50% of the "Intermediate Learners" example and all of the "Advanced Learners - Accelerated" example.

Continued Developing the Lesson Plans How-to tutorial Page – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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Vivian Rodrigues (Translator) continued helping translate our overview pages. This week she finished the Methodology page, as shown here in Portuguese.

Vivian Rodrigues (Translator) continued helping translate our overview pages. This week she finished the Methodology page, as shown here in Portuguese.

Finished Translating the Methodology Page in Portuguese – Click to Visit

The Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer)Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager)Priyanka Singh (Software Developer), and Asha Tadimari (Software Engineer). This week the team made changes to the user profile to support read-only mode when a non-administrator user views a colleague’s profile, made Timelog changes to remove the ability to edit action items and notifications when not viewing own profile, updated the code to bring up bigger badge images with new description details, and completed the leaderboard development and presentation – which you can see here.

The Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Priyanka Singh (Software Developer), and Asha Tadimari (Software Engineer). This week the team made changes to the user profile to support read-only mode when a non-administrator user views a colleague's profile, made Timelog changes to remove the ability to edit action items and notifications when not viewing own profile, updated the code to bring up bigger badge images with new description details, and completed the leaderboard development and presentation - which you can see here.

Continued Working on Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

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