One Community is creating everything necessary to lead transformational change through open source project-launch blueprinting a global network of self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities. The phase of creation we are in right now is completing all the necessary details for permitting so we can move onto the property and actually demonstrate and open source share the next step: building and operating everything we are finishing the designs for right now. Some aspects of the project have been completed entirely, many are 100s to 1000s of hours into the design process, and some still need to be designed almost entirely. Our weekly progress blog shares everything we are working on and accomplishing and this page discusses our current process including:
One Community is a team of regular people creating a path to a completely sustainable planet and a new paradigm of truly fulfilled living for The Highest Good of All. Our group is a collaboration of the Core Pioneer Team that will move onto the property and actually build One Community, and our constantly expanding team of Consultants and Volunteers helping us. Members of the Pioneer Team invest a required minimum of 5 weekly hours up to (in the case of Jae) 20-50+ hours each week, and Consultants and Volunteers volunteer as many hours as they wish.
One Community’s visionary team is diverse and located around the world. While we have become in many cases really close friends, our group is not formed from people with pre-existing friendships and associations. Everyone on this team comes from a different walk of life and background drawn together by the shared One Community goal and taking pleasure in the process of its creation. We are a 100% volunteer group and, because we are located in different cities and countries, we organize mostly virtually.
With over 5 years of experience we have become experts at using a combination of on-line collaborative spaces and tools for planning and design, organization, and keeping all the developing aspects of One Community moving forward. We meet weekly using weekly Pioneer Team calls as discussion, development, and accountability forums and we get together in “real space” whenever we can. In the case of the Pioneer Team, our largest gatherings as a group happen when we host consensus trainings.
The One Community team is currently focusing on:
To accomplish these, our top priority is recruiting and training additional Project Managers who can accelerate our building of teams and completion of related action items. This is our top priority because completing the blueprints to launch One Community are essential to:
In our current phase of development, the ideal funder would be an individual or group willing and capable of funding either the complete project, or at least the purchase of the property. Securing that funding will allow us to share the location with the public, which will attract even more of the right people needed for our development team, and help us finish everything needed to launch One Community at an exponentially faster pace.
Both our current desire for a single funder, and our fairly passive approach to finding this person/group, allow us to maintain our focus on the action items that bring our blueprints and team to ‘build-ready’ status. The timeline is still very open, and depends on the number of additional Pioneers and volunteers that join, and how much they contribute. At our current pace it will be more than a year or two before we are build-ready. As we add additional Project Managers, and they build teams to work on our infrastructure blueprints, the timeline speeds up. Once those blueprints are completed, we’ll also be able to make funding a major focus.
Other than an individual funder or group discovering us and deciding to fund us, other options like grants, actively seeking multiple funders, crowdfunding the whole project, etc. not only require sizable time investments, they also require completion of everything we’re working on now. Additionally, a lot of the food and housing details we’re focusing on, which can be found in our weekly progress blog, are part of a detailed crowdfunding campaign that we are developing for the home designs within the Earthbag Village. We’ll 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 if we aren’t funded by the time it is ready.
If you or someone you know is considering becoming a One Community Pioneer or Consultant or Partner, the top attributes we feel are important are an ability to think outside the box and a desire to truly pioneer a new way of experiencing life and making a difference in the interest of The Highest Good of All. Our group is a team that believes the time has come for a completely new model of living and we aren’t waiting for someone to do it for us, we’re creating One Community as the prototype we see as possible and necessary. We are dedicated and accountable and, with a minimum weekly contribution of only 5 hours, we are creating this in a way we feel everyone has the time to contribute to if they want to.
One Community is a team of dedicated, organized, and unpaid volunteer professionals working on an ever-evolving action list. We are creating everything necessary to lead transformational change through open source project-launch blueprinting a global network of self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities. The phase of creation that we are in right now is arguably the most important phase of the development process and we are organizing mostly virtually because our team is global. We host weekly calls and use online collaborative tools to collaborate and maintain efficiency, productivity, and accountability.
Q: Why are tangible contribution hours so low?
Tangible contribution requirements are low because they are minimums and mandatory for Pioneer Team members. They are also low because we want anyone to be able to participate as a Pioneer Member with us and we respect that our 100% unpaid and volunteer staff has a diversity of other requirements on their time too. Everyone contributes what they can and this amounts to 20-40+ consistent hours every week for some team members and the minimum of 5 consistent hours for others. Once we arrive on the property each individual will contribute 40 hours to the maintenance and evolution of One Community.
Q: I’m interested in helping, what are you working on now?
Q: How can I get involved in One Community?
Please see our How to Help Overview Page for the diversity of ways to participate.
Q: I’m a student or other individual interested in developing my skills further. Can I still become a Partner, Consultant, or Pioneer?
Yes, please see our How to Help Overview page for links to all our applications.
Q: How long do you think it will be until you are on the property and can start building?
We don’t know. The work needing to be completed before we can actually build though is extensive and our continued focus.
Q: How are you maintaining momentum?
Our team is constantly moving the project forward and further preparing for our build. We enjoy what we’re working on and are all financially and emotionally stable enough to be patient. Please visit our comprehensive and regularly updated Blog for details on everything we are working on right now.
Q: Have you considered starting this in another way?
Yes, we’ve spent extensive time and energy exploring diverse options for creating a solution building model capable of transforming the world positively and permanently for everyone. Less comprehensive examples of sustainability, sustainability without the right location, and sustainability with a different focus already exist and have, in our opinion, not accomplished our goals. In every case we’ve looked at, they lack one or more of the key components of a complete model. For this reason, we see building anything less than what we are fully capable of, which is the full expression of One Community as detailed throughout this website, as investing energy in a direction that is counterproductive to the direction the world needs to go. This is why we have chosen and are committed to the path we are currently on.
Q: Are you open to exploring other properties?
With over five years invested in this property and relationship building for it, and with a business plan designed around it specifically, we are choosing not to restart this process and invest any energy in any other direction unless this property becomes no longer an option.
Q: What happens if the property becomes unavailable for some reason?
We will start the process over and find a new property.
Q: Have you talked to the property owner about a partnership?
Yes we have, and although this is not an option, the seller is willing to provide seller financing. See our Investor Funding/Options Page for details.