Sustainable and self-sufficient eco-communities can be a path to restoring local-level decision making for the benefit of residents, the planet, local communities, and more. Through conscious and conscientious stewardship, we can regenerate our world and provide more ethical and enjoyable living environments for ourselves and others too. One Community is supporting this through do-it-yourself open source blueprints, tools, tutorials, and resources.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 August 5, 2018 edition (#280) 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: @6:38
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:52
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:31
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:14
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:47
One Community is restoring local level decision making 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 testing the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions for the back changing and storage area. We do this by building it in Sketchup 3D and noting mistakes as we go. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
We also gave another round of feedback, added the 4 of Michael’s images that were complete to the site, and added other finished images to the site too. This included updates to the Earthbag Village (Pod 1), Cob Village (Pod 3), Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4), and Tree House Village (Pod 7) webpages. You can see some of this work here.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 18th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was more nail embedment calculations and research on the engineering details of the earth and cement mixture used to fill the bags.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 14th week helping update our renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and created the 4 updated renders you see here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates also. Here is update 125 of Dean’s work that produced this final view of the Dining Area looking South. Due to the complexity and number of light sources, this image took his computer over 12 days to render.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 23rd week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished this render of one of the living units, which you can now see updated on the site also.
One Community is restoring local level decision making 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 working with David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) created this overview graphic of the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This is for the 7-villages book we’re developing.
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 88th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was initial lighting tests for the Living Dome sunrise patio, cupola and surrounding patio, and mezzanine level.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was finishing the spreadsheet for wind load calculations on the cupola roof. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 16th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was cost analysis for the basement retaining wall, footers, foundation, Civil and interior work, and plumbing. You can see some of this work here.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 14th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he continued updating the piping details in AutoCAD, checked the sprinkler pressures in zones H, K and L, caught an error in the calculations, and redid and updated them for all zones.
One Community is restoring local level decision making 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we researched and added latin names Wikipedia links for the food plants that we’ll initially be growing. This included researching and excluding plants that were not appropriate for zone 5 in our outdoor gardens. Additionally, we completed some of the summaries for worm videos on pages 8 & 9 of the food rollout doc. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is restoring local level decision making 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 week, the core team continued and finished work on the Objective Data and Analysis page. This included writing the rest of the content, creating the graphics, and finalizing the formatting. You can see some of this newly complete page here.
One Community is restoring local level decision making 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:
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