One Community is open sourcing and free-sharing permaculture community building with DIY-replicable designs covering all aspects of sustainable living. This includes food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
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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 January 6, 2019 edition (#302) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
PERMACULTURE COMMUNITY BUILDING INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:29
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:43
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:26
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:46
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:52
PERMACULTURE COMMUNITY BUILDING SUMMARY: @13:02
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One Community is supporting and expanding permaculture community building through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
This week the core team continued design updates to the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly details by double checking our clearances for the entire structure. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also finished development of the new page sharing our research into the most sustainable toilet options. To complete the page we finished the composting toilet section, water-saving accessories section, summary and FAQ sections, and shared it through social media.
And the core team continued updating the complete Vermiculture Bathroom page. This week we finished reviewing and updating all the text and design details for design-version 1. You can see some of this work here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #144 from Dean. This week’s focus, as shown in these images, was continued 3D-model updates to the entryway and windows.
One Community is supporting and expanding permaculture community building through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week, the core team continued working on the Sketchup Duplicable City Center updates. We updated all the hexagon windows, ceiling, and floor heights in the Dining and Social Domes. We also added complete furniture details to one of the Living Dome rooms, changed door opening directions where needed, updated windows on the Dining Dome second floor, raised the Sunrise Patio deck, redesigned the laundry room door frame details, and updated the Social Dome shell to accommodate the pedestrian door connecting the inside and outside swimming pool areas. You can see some of these details here.
The core team also continued with week 2 of our research into lake and water retention landscape creation as an alternative source of water for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Designs, agriculture, greywater processing, and more. This week we reviewed video and took notes on Sepp Holzer’s work on the topic.
The core team also continued our final review of the City Center lighting spreadsheet, light placement, symbols, and layers in AutoCAD, and correlating website details. You can see some of this work here and we’d say we are about 50% complete.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also completed his 5th week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, carpet, and other building materials. This week he finished his research into responsible paints and began the process of writing the detailed tutorial. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is supporting and expanding permaculture community building through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week, the core team continued working on the open source Apiary page. We finished the tools and equipment sections and added a section teaching what’s needed for buying bees. You can see some of this work here and we’d say we are now 90% complete with the page.
The core team also continued writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we added the post hole/auger info, chainsaw tool kit info, and researched the Bio 400 shredder/chipper. In addition we added examples of necessary activities for the 50-100 person third team, and food for 400+ on the food Google Doc. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
And the core team working with Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) completed our 1st week working on creating an open source icon and symbol set for our permaculture designs. This week we created the initial design template, researched textures, and Guy created the first icon samples. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable world through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is supporting and expanding permaculture community building through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued with his 12th week as part of the marketing team. This week he researched keywords for five of our top-level housing-related pages: Cob Village, Compressed Earth Block Village, Shipping Container Village, and Recycled Materials Village.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Jordan Miller (Web Developer), and Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team debugged the unit tests for header and leaderboard components, wrote test for new front-end developers, started working on transitioning non-redux components to use Redux, and updated our documentation so it will be easier to read for new developers. You can see some of this work here.
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