Sustainable and self-replicating eco-communities are one path to global sustainability. One Community is designing them with open source models 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 February 10, 2019 edition (#307) 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:
SELF-REPLICATING ECO-COMMUNITIES INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:31
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:31
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:35
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:35
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:47
SELF-REPLICATING ECO-COMMUNITIES SUMMARY: @14:25
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One Community is facilitating self-replicating eco-communities 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. This week we proposed possible placement of outlets, specifically located the lights above the bed, and rechecked all parts dimensions. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also completed her 31st week volunteering and now helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. This week she researched bulk earthbag tube purchasing options, worked on the 3-dome patio cost analysis, and the Tropical Atrium cost analysis. You can see some of this work here.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 39th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was creating diagrams implementing the new way we will attach the bed frame to the wall sections and integrating dimensions and measurement instructions for placement of the lights under the loft top section. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 36th week helping with Earthbag Village render additions. This week he worked on improving the colors and perimeter plants in this view of the complete village looking North.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #148 from Dean. This week’s focus, as shown in these images, was finishing the urinal, shower, and sink elements.
And Elizabeth Kahn (Environmental Consultant) completed her 7th week as a researcher with our team. This week she researched alternatives to the chemical block used in waterless urinals for the most sustainable urinal options page we’re developing. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is facilitating self-replicating eco-communities 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 with week 5 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 continued adding to and organizing our research into a step-by-step process and explanation and created the first supporting graphic. You can see some of this work here.
Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 111th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was integrating the final rounds of requested changes to the AutoCAD layouts and lighting spreadsheets and then PDFing the final lighting reports for all the areas. You can see some of this work here.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Designs) also completed their 7th week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week’s focus was creating design overview graphics so we can update the designs in 3D, finalizing the floor design and colors, and adding more furniture and lighting details to the cost analysis spreadsheet. You can see some of this work here.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) also continued helping finish the City Center HVAC Designs. This week he focused on adding additional labels to the AutoCAD, checking all layers, and adding additional cost analysis details. You can see some of this work here.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also completed his 10th week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, primers, stains, and sealers. This week’s focus was researching and writing up the details for the most sustainable stain options. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is facilitating self-replicating eco-communities 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 continued research into what kind of fence is best for goats. We reviewed videos and extracted the relevant info to our behind-the-scenes food Google Doc, some of which you can see here.
The core team also continued research and 3D design of the chicken coops needed for 100 chicks. This week we redesigned the roof and nesting box. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) completed his 6th week working on creating an open source icon and symbol set for our permaculture designs. What you see here are the icons created so far.
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. 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:
This week the core team continued working on the structural redesign of the Ultimate Classroom. We brainstormed options and came up with the new design proposal shown here.
One Community is facilitating self-replicating eco-communities 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 2nd half of the broken and incorrect links throughout our entire 1200+ page website and then ran a new report and started on the next 400 links to fix. You can see some of this work and process here and we have about 200 more to go.
Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) created two new video tutorials about keyword “refactoring.” Refactoring is removing broad or useless keywords. You can see some screenshots from these videos here.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 18th week as part of the marketing team. This week’s focus was using Jin’s videos and refactoring the Highest Good Food, AutoCAD, Resource Based Economy, and True Community keyword strategies. You can see some of this work here.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Jordan Miller (Web Developer), Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer), and Justin Kunz (Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team created the new Projects Page, separated the Table Display component for reusability, created the basic admin style layout, finished the Redux transition and merged it with the master branch, and worked on developing the time entries functionality. You can see some of this work here.
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