Open source sustainability is a path to solving the global housing crisis. The last time a global survey was attempted by the United Nations, an estimate 100 million people were homeless and 1.6 billion lacked adequate housing.1 That was in 2005. One Community sees a global network of teacher/demonstration hubs sharing needed resources, open source construction strategies for affordable and more durable housing, and demonstrating living models for The Highest Good of All as a path to solving this.
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 July 7th, 2019 edition (#328) 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:
SOLVING THE GLOBAL HOUSING CRISIS INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:04
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:29
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:46
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:51
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:56
SOLVING THE GLOBAL HOUSING CRISIS SUMMARY: @12:56
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One Community is solving the global housing crisis 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 did another round of testing the Murphy bed assembly instructions for the changing area. What you see here are the errors we found.
Brianna Olsen (Sustainability Researcher) completed her 5th week researching the most sustainable insulation options. This week she continued compiling the data from her research table into the tutorial template. You can see some of this work here we’d say we’re now about 70% done.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) finished week #165 working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week he updated the stairs and front door to meet code and added more south wall details.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 48th week helping with Earthbag Village renders. This week he finished work on the people, plant, and texture updates to this final view of the Earthbag Village looking South.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 58th week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was checking the details of the Bed Box section, integrating last week’s feedback on the benches section, and identifying final checks needed for the storage area.
One Community is solving the global housing crisis 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 Yuqiao Zhang (Architectural Designer/Drafter) completed his 7th week helping finalize the City Center AutoCAD and SketchUp files. This week he started designing and calculating the needs for the rainwater harvesting system, created the first draft of the new zoning and harvesting strategy, and kept adding furniture and window details in the AutoCAD and Sketchup models. You can see some of this work here.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 9th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he began analyzing and updating the proposed building model to meet LEED requirements. You can see some of this here.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) additionally continued with her 15th week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week’s focus was adding 3D surfaces to the cupola and surrounding patio and testing them in SAP 2000. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is solving the global housing crisis 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 with week 16 of our development of the open source lake and water-retention landscape design tutorial. This week we wrote the Why and Details sections and draft 1 of the Construction Steps. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also continued developing the behind-the-scenes content for the Open Source Permaculture Design page. What you see here are some of our tutorial outline and notes so far.
Last but not least, the core team began researching sheep by reviewing Raising Sheep: The Basics. We also watched 5 Reasons to Consider Sheep and What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Sheep Farm, took notes on the relevant content, broke out time frames, and added all we learned to our new behind-the-scenes sheep-tutorial Google Doc.
One Community is solving the global housing crisis 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 solving the global housing crisis 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 created a new donations page that we’ll be using our marketing grant to promote. You can see some of the new page here.
The core team working with Brian Gilb (Project Management Professional – PMP) also created a new volunteer on-boarding strategy and process and finished the Administrator-user functionality of the Highest Good Network Software. You can see some of this work here.
And Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued with his 35th week as part of the marketing team by researching what is and isn’t working in the new keyword campaigns. The number of keywords per ad group was the main focus this week. You can see some of this work here.
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