Welcome to the Straw Bale Village maintenance and upkeep hub. This page is where we will be posting detailed multi-media tutorials and resources based on our experience maintaining the Straw Bale Village and all its residences and components. Once we’ve finished this tutorial and open sourced all the details for the 3-dome cluster as part of our crowdfunding campaign, we’ll do the same for the complete Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and Duplicable City Center®, and then this and the other 5 villages.
This page will not thoroughly develop until we have completed building this village. At that point we will have the on-going maintenance experience necessary to significantly contribute to this page. Click the links above to help make this happen faster or explore the links below to see all the progress we’ve made in other areas.
|What we're working on now|
|Detailed materials list and cost analysis for all components|
|Detailed tools and equipment list, best place to buy, and cost analysis for all components|
|Detailed build-time investment needs for each component based on our building experience|
|Detailed plans for how to build custom furniture to maximize home beauty and functionality|
|Detailed dome-home heating and cooling research, plans, and adaptations by us and others|
|Detailed shower dome and toilet dome maximally energy efficient water heating specifics|
|How to install and utilize water catchment for each structure and the whole village model|
|Comprehensive remote-village-construction emergency fire, medical, and evacuation plan|
|Excavation and construction of the footer and foundation|
|Open source community water-saving eco-shower head page|
|Shower Energy Saving Measures: Thermostatic Mixing Valves|
|Temporary Kitchen Setup|
|Purchasing and Preparing Food Until Self-sufficient|
|Hoop house creation|
|Duplicable City Center open source hub|
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
One Community is specifically seeking to further build our team with additional Members, Consultants, and Partners with the following skill sets:
We are also seeking any other sustainability-related skilled professionals, quality writers and researchers to help finish our People's Agenda 21 website, and anyone with other skills they feel would benefit our open source creative process. The people who join our team as either volunteers/consultants or members typically fit one or more of the following descriptions:
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