This page is the open source and free-shared Straw Bale Village tools and equipment needs page that will evolve with the open source project-launch blueprinting of the One Community Straw Bale Village. The goal of this page is to provide precise tool and equipment needs for every component of the Straw Bale Village. 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 village and the other 5 villages.
This page is specifically for the tools and equipment details of the Straw Bale Village. As part of our global transformation approach to Highest Good housing, our goal is to continuously update this page with resources to make straw bale construction tools and equipment sourcing and acquisition as easy as possible. For details on the other aspects of the Straw Bale Village, visit the complete list of links on the STRAW BALE VILLAGE OPEN SOURCE HUB.
Note: We are currently seeking companies that would like to partner with our 501(c)3 non-profit organization to provide direct and affordable consumer bulk tool and equipment purchases. Our goal is to reduce consumer prices while increasing the profit margin for companies because the orders will be large and direct. We feel this will make duplication of all 7 sustainable village models even easier. Visit our Win-Win-Win-Win page to understand our partnering philosophy and our Marketing and Promotional Engine Page for the specifics of additional ways we can support those interested in being a part of world change with One Community.
|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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