Helping People Make a New Life – One Community Weekly Progress Update #58

One Community is purposed for helping people make a new life through open source and free-sharing do-it-yourself tools, tutorials, resources, plans, and instructions for all areas of fulfilled and sustainable living. Our goal is to leverage the personal and global benefits of this style of living so we can create positive and permanent global transformation for The Highest Good of All:

Helping People Make a New Life, One Community Weekly Progress Update #58


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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. Here is our weekly progress update (#58) covering our development and accomplishments for the week of March 31st, 2014, showcasing how we are actively trying to make a new life possible for individuals and communities through our innovative approach to sustainable living:

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One Community Weekly Progress Update #58

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






  • Creating a Dining Dome internal render (see below)
  • Began our work with P2S Engineering on the heating, cooling, and energy specifics for this structure
  • Karl Harris completed more work on the elevations in CAD. Here are some screenshots of Karl’s work in progress on those details. (see below)





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This last week the core team made more progress on the Aesthetic and Diversity-focused Zen Aquapini Design in 3-D. You can see that here where we added a built-in bench, a table and chairs in the corner, resized the sump and adjusted the water levels, eliminated the water trough around the perimeter, added piping, and added plants on the pond and terraces. This innovative approach to sustainable living spaces is not only enhancing the aesthetics of our environment but also helping people make a new life by providing a harmonious and eco-friendly living experience:

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Make a New Life – Zen Aquapini Sketchup Export – Click to visit page

We then created this new render showing the addition of some of what we’ll be planting in this structure:

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Make a New Life – Zen Aquapini Render, Click to visit page

We also created a new open source large-scale gardening page. Behind the scenes we’ve completed the initial research on heirloom carrots, cole crops, beats, celery, corn, cucumbers, and eggplant. On the page we’ve already added the specifics of our organic and heirloom bean selections – 32 different varieties of beans from around the world with 10 featured to show the diversity we’ll be growing, testing, and developing through our open source botanical garden model:

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Make a New Life – Beans, Large-Scale Gardening – Click to visit page


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This last week the core team created complete village renders of the plant details added by Bupesh Seethala (Architectural Drafter, Designer, and 3-D Visualizer – and the village 3-D design mostly created by Devin Porter (3D Graphics Design Specialist –, contributing to the creation of sustainable communities and helping people make a new life:

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Make a New Life – Earthbag Village Renders of the Plant Plan – Click to visit page

Victor Herber finished the vermiculture toilet structural engineering calculations needed for us to finalize the foundational designs for the removable trays and separate removable tray frames:

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Make a New Life – Vermiculture Toilet Removable Tray Designs – Click to visit page

Here are the calculations:

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Make a New Life – Vermiculture Toilet Structural Engineering Calculations – Click to visit page


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This last week the core team completed our first internal render of this structure. It shows the Dining Dome with the kitchen in the background and dining in the foreground, providing a glimpse into the transformative space that will serve as a hub for helping people make a new life:

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Make a New Life – First Internal Render of the Duplicable City Center – Click to visit page

Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) continued work on the elevations for this structure too. Here is his most recent screenshot of work-in-progress:

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Make a New Life – Duplicable City Center continued examples of Elevations in CAD – Click to visit page

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One Community is focusing on components to help people make a new life through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needsCommunity, and making a difference in the world:

This last week the core team created this summary poster for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge that we entered:

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Make a New Life – Summary Poster – Click to enlarge (then click new image again)

We also update the Highest Good Network page content and images to include these two images:

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Make a New Life – Time Tracking and Reports Function for All Projects and Teams – Click to visit page

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Integration with the Education Program and All Other Open Source Components – Click to visit page


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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, helping people make a new life. 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 replication. 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 grow knowledge.


One Community will be the first teacher/demonstration hub. 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, helping people make a new life.


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, offering opportunities for individuals to make a new life in a sustainable environment. 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, helping people make a new life. 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, helping people make a new life.

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, further aiding in helping people make a new life.

It is this approach we see uniting the world and leading to a new Golden Age for humanity. 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, ultimately striving to help people make a new life.


One Community is open source sharing an evolution of sustainable living that addresses the complete human experience, aimed at helping people make a new life. We are doing this because we see the solutions for global food, housing, energy, education, social inequality, ethical business practices, earth regenerative practices, and a desire for a more fulfilling living experience as inseparably interconnected. As a comprehensive solution, we are addressing all these areas simultaneously and open source free-sharing everything needed for individual duplication and/or duplication as complete self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world.

As we address and share, these areas we will establish a living example of the first teacher/demonstration village purposed to teach others. To maximally facilitate duplication, One Community will provide seven duplicable examples and function indefinitely as a place people can visit and a non-profit and open source think tank continuing to further evolve and share solutions in all of the above areas and more. We will also provide hands-on experience and training. Most importantly, growing upon our sustainable foundation, we will endlessly make this comprehensive solution even more widely known and globally accessible, understandable and diversely duplicable, and inspiring and desirable as a model worth duplicating to make a new life for people.


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 and accelerate the process globally:

Phase I: Make a New Life 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: Make a New Life 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: Make a New Life 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: Make a New Life 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.

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.


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, ultimately helping people make a new life. 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, thus aiding in helping people make a new life. 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.

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, further aiding in helping people make a new life.


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, ultimately aimed at helping people make a new life. 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. 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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