While it doesn’t cost anything to join or be a part of the One Community Pioneer Team, individual financial stability is important to our global goals and our desire to form a team thinking, creating, and living for The Highest Good of All. Our entire model is designed around building One Community as an open source prototype for self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that create abundance, self-sufficiency, and frees people from the financial scarcity that we feel limits humanity’s inherent desire to want to help each other. For us to create this prototype and provide this freedom for others, however, it is important that the initial group of people forming the Pioneer Team already possess an above average level of financial freedom so community resources do not need to be invested for personal needs while we are building. Living expenses (food, housing, energy, community related travel expenses, health insurance, phone, toiletries, etc.) will be provided indefinitely for Pioneer Members, and we’ll use the resource based economy model for vehicles and other needs, but there will be no income for Pioneer individual needs for at least 6 months, and possibly not for the first year or even more. Once we are producing revenue, how revenue streams are allocated will be decided by consensus.
The One Community model is designed and funded to combine providing the above mentioned living expenses and implementation of a team resource based economy to supply the foundational needs for the Pioneer Team. Our business plan and funding will additionally cover the building of the earthbag village (Pod 1), straw bale village (Pod 2), initial energy infrastructure, the SEGO Center Village Hub, and our food infrastructure to become self-sufficient. Funding after that to build the next five of our 7 completely different and duplicable self-sufficient village/city prototypes will be provided by our revenue streams. How much of this funding is available to dedicate to faster expansion will specifically be dependent on how able the Pioneer Team is to allow these funds to be allocated to expansion. For this reason it is important that incoming members of the Pioneer Team are relatively free of financial burden because the more we are able expand the more financially secure we become.
Everyone creating One Community is not doing so for financial gain. One Community is, however, specifically designed as a viable path to sustainable world transformation because it provides significant built-in incentives that are duplicable components of the complete self-sufficient teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model. These incentives are divided into three categories: Personal, Global, and Entrepreneurial
We believe a more holistic and enjoyable form of living must be a part of comprehensive sustainability if we are to create an effective and self-propagating teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model. Here are the foundations of this with One Community:
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit and for The Highest Good of All organization, we believe One Community provides unparalleled incentive for those motivated by making a difference, philanthropy, humanitarianism, creating global change, and being a part of something much greater than any individual. Here are the foundations of our philanthropic and global-change purpose with One Community:
While we feel that existing financial fortitude is important for the Pioneer Team building this first prototype, as a duplicable model designed for mainstream implementation and creating self-sufficiency, freedom from debt, and a new way of living, the One Community model is also designed with built-in and duplicable open source elements to address monitory needs as well. Here are the foundation of our model for financial freedom:
Q: Can I still join if I have existing debt?
Yes, just understand that paying off individual debt will not take priority over our expansion and global goals so you will need to be able to manage your existing debt yourself until consensus agrees that revenue is sufficient to provide income for individuals.
Q: What about things like clothes and other personal expenses beyond those listed?
Pioneers should plan on covering any expenses related to items above and beyond the foundational needs. Pioneers should also arrive on the property with sufficient clothing to last until consensus agrees that we are ready to invest in these things.
Q: What if I want to use One Community as an environment to get out of debt?
Our entrepreneurial model is specifically designed for this.
Q: What if it takes longer than anticipated to generate revenue?
After 18 months, whether a person stays or leaves One Community they will have earned a 99 year lease on one of the domes of Pod 1. If you are not using this dome for yourself, you can sell the rights to it or use it as a revenue stream as outlined at the bottom of the entrepreneurial model page.
Q: How is One Community assuring its own financial viability during the initial build?
Initial funding of One Community is for the earthbag village (Pod 1), straw bale village (Pod 2), initial energy infrastructure, the SEGO Center Village Hub, and our food infrastructure. Money for the construction of the straw bale village could be reallocated if needed elsewhere and we would still be able to accomplish our goals in all other areas. If this were necessary, we would still be able to build all 7 village models but our timelines would need to be adjusted to account for the time needed to replace the reallocated funds through our revenue streams and then build the straw bale village that would solidify our permanent financial viability. The revenue stream of selling timeshares from Pod 1 is also an option for significant short-term revenue if we were willing to sacrifice revenue in the longterm.
Q: What about car insurance?
Cars agreed upon by consensus to be used as part of the One Community resource based economy will be maintained, insured, and provided for use by One Community to all One Community members. If a person would like to maintain a car for their own use, then that is the responsibility of the individual. If a person chooses to sell a car (or any personal property) then proceeds from such sale are of course entirely the individual’s.
Q: What if I really want to be a part of world change but I can’t meet these financial requirements?
We’d still love to work with you! Consider joining us as a Satellite Member (click here for the Invitation Form), consultant or partner (click here for the Consultant’s/Partner’s Page), and/or just follow our progress. We expect other communities will follow with different views on these issues and we will happily be promoting their success also if they are part of the open source and free-sharing network of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that we are helping to create. Here are the best ways to follow our progress:
Even better, the point of One Community is to build living blueprints open source so everyone can then use them for duplication. If you feel like you’d like to see a different version of One Community, we invite you to embrace the task of working with us and using everything we’ve already created to form another iteration of this idea, with a new set of rules/policies/guidelines, and attract to this idea the people who share your values and thus like your rule sets. In so doing, providing another for The Highest Good of All option with a potentially totally different approach.