Regenerative community living can offer a way of life that most will consider far better than how they are living now. One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit supporting DIY replicable models for this with open source and sustainable tutorials covering food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 December 30, 2018 edition (#301) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:56
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:01
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:55
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:56
One Community is facilitating regenerative community living 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 instructions. We finished building the updated Murphy bed wall, fixed parts needing adjustment, listed all the new dimensions, and labeled all the parts. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
The core team also continued development of the new page sharing our research into the most sustainable toilet options. This week we finished the regular water-saver toilets sections and started on the composting toilet sections.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also completed her 29th week volunteering and now helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. This week she continued to update the spreadsheet quantities, materials, and resource links and made a new AutoCAD drawing of 1 dome to better calculate the earthbag and cement quantities.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued his work helping with render corrections and PhotoShop additions for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) completing this final 2nd-generation view of the Complete Village looking West.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #143 from Dean. This week’s focus, as shown in these images, was 3D-model updates to create a correct entryway.
And Elizabeth Kahn (Environmental Consultant) completed her 4th week researching and writing the content for the most sustainable toilet options. This week she returned to researching composting toilets, created a new resources section, and researched online purchasing options for all the other toilets she identified as the best. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is facilitating regenerative community living 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 finished developing the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs page. This included finalizing all the text and adding new icons for each section of the building, adding new images, and writing the Summary, Resources, and FAQ sections. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also began 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. You can see some of our initial research notes here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also continued updating the Duplicable City Center Costs with additional details for the Sprinkler and Emergency Systems and City Center HVAC Designs. She added fittings quantities, researched prices, and added source URLs for the Sprinkler system and started calculating the ducting and copper pipe needed for each line of the HVAC units.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) continued helping finish the City Center HVAC Designs too. This week he finished color coding and separating the layers for the complete designs, verified the final equipment details, and began outlining the tutorial, some of which you can see here.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also completed his 4th week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, carpet, and other building materials by finishing research on the WELL Standards system, sorting the LEED and WELL components in to a table of contents formula to make the research more readable, and beginning research into responsible paints. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is facilitating regenerative community living 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 adding more content to the open source Apiary page. We added additional graphics to all previously finished sections and completed a new “Selecting Your Apiary Location” section. You can see some of this work here.
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 reviewed and addressed comments on the recent food forest edits and added further details to the rollout for the food forest test plot, fuel tank research, and portable steel chicken coop for 6-8 chickens. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes 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 facilitating regenerative community living 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 the core team finished the process of fixing our database structure and testing our corrections. This has eliminated database connectivity errors and dramatically improved site performance.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 11th week as part of the marketing team. This week he researched keywords for five more of our top-level food and housing-related pages: Aquaculture, Wildlife Stewardship, Aquapini/Walipinis, Tropical Atrium, and Earthbag Village.
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