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The One Community Earthbag Construction Village (Pod 1) Open Source Hub

The One Community Earthbag Construction Village (Pod 1) Open Source Hub
The earthbag architecture village (Pod 1) is the first of seven different sustainable village models to be built. The earthbag village was chosen as the first village to be built because we believe it will be the most affordable and easy to duplicate. It demonstrates the earthbag method of construction along with many eco-artistic external and functional internal options. This page contains the following sections related to the earthbag village: The earthbag village consists of seventy-two 150-200 square foot (14-18.6 sq meter) earthbag hotel room styled cabanas. They are arranged in three-dome and six-dome clusters with a central sitting area designed for relaxation, a fire pit, and/or growing a small shared garden. Some of the key features and intentions for Pod One’s design include: (more below) Earthbag Construction Village Original Layout Design (no 6-dome clusters) – Click to Enlarge Earthbag Village Updated Layout Including 6-dome Clusters – Click to Enlarge Aerial Rendering of Pod 1

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Dome Homes: An Integrative and Sustainable Comune posted Categories: Homes / Dwellings Dome ProjectsLombok is a company creating and selling sustainable concepts within house construction, water management and food production. Both toindvidual investors as well as to bigger projects. The project will promote respectful interaction and co-operation with the local community as well as establish a good network with othereco-projects around the world. Through the construction of Eco-domes, made mainly with compacted soil and lime stone, we are pushing boundaries in sustainable housing construction without neglecting quality and comfort.

Highest Good Education: Free-shared One Community is developing an open source and free-shared all-ages Highest Good education program we call The Education for Life Program. This page is the overview of this program and includes links to all the major open source components. This page is organized like all our other open source portals and includes the following sections: We define Highest Good education as: Open sourceInspiring and funInclusive of parentsComprehensive and adaptable to any environmentProvided in a manner that we would want to experience as adultsApplicable and beneficial to all ages and focused equally on how to teach, and how people learn and achieve, as much as what to learn and achieve Here are the educational systems we studied to create this program:

Near Vancouver, There Is A “Secret” Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-Grid There is a small island between Vancouver Island and Vancouver called Lasqueti that is 12 miles long and 3 miles wide. On this island, there is a community living off the grid who enjoys being separate from the mainstream Canadian culture. Most of the residents live simply. They have very little in the way of industry or economy and because they take almost nothing from the land their carbon footprint is rather small. According to the 2011 census , there are 426 people living there however the communities website says there are actually only around 350 permanent residents which include 70 children.

The One Community Duplicable City Center Open Source Hub One Community is designing an open source and free-shared duplicable city center to save resources and help model a redefinition of how people choose to live. This structure will function as a recreation center, large-scale dining hall, large-scale laundry facility, and alternative for visitors that might not (at first) be comfortable staying in the earthbag or straw bale hand-constructed homes. As part of One Community’s global-transformation and duplicable teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities model, this one building will function as a revenue stream and communal-use and resource-saving replacement of individual kitchens, laundry rooms, and living rooms for all residents of One Community.

uld this favela be the blueprint for how our cities should look by 2050? - Green Living - Environment The tight-knit structure of settlements built in the Middle Ages serves as an important lesson on making modern developments compact and keeping key services easily accessible to the people using them, says former government adviser Sir David King. While slums represent urban living at its worst, the way they have been built pragmatically to suit the needs of their residents also shows how developments should embrace the “self-organised development” in South American favelas, he said. As chairman of the Future Cities Catapult urban innovation group, Sir David will tonight argue at a London conference that low-carbon cities cannot be developed without much more detailed data about how major urban areas actually work. Speaking ahead of the event, organised by the Ashden environmental charity, he said he regards the medieval cities of Europe as “an exemplar of a direction to go”. But modern urban design abroad can also provide inspiration. Ashden.org

How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses The following list summarizes some of the potential savings from using natural building materials and alternative construction methods. If you’re wondering why they’re not more widely used, it’s because contractors, banks, realtors and others in the housing industry make more profit from the current system. It’s up to you to get informed and switch to a sustainable lifestyle. 1. Foundation: Insulated frost-protected foundations do not have to be as deep as standard foundations and therefore use fewer materials, require less excavation and backfill, less form work and less labor. Earthbag foundations – polypropylene bags filled with gravel, scoria or pumice on a rubble trench – make an excellent foundation.

One Community Highest Good Business Open Source Portal: Non-Profit Sustainable and Highest Good economics practices are another area that One Community is open source sharing in support of Highest Good of All living and creation. These Highest Good and duplicable for-profit, non-profit, and collaborative-entrepreneurial economics models will be a cornerstone of our self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world. This page contains the following sections related to how we will be providing a free-shared model to help people develop their own businesses:

Cracking The Code: Tiny Houses And Building Codes – The Tiny Life So many of you have heard about my ebook that I have been working on, I have been putting it together over the past few months and it is finally here! You can check it out here This guide is designed to help you navigate all the red tape when it comes to tiny housing. I have designed this manual to help you quickly familiarize yourself with some of the key bureaucratic road blocks, suggest possible pathways to building your home from the legal perspective, and several strategies to make it a success. If you are hoping to build a tiny house, this is information that you will need. For those who purchases this they will also get and additional 180 pages of reference materials and free updates on future versions!

The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House [video] Alternative homes are popping all over the world. The next example comes from Nagano, Japan. The earthbag house may seem like a building coming from fantasy novels, but it is a real place you can live in. Engineering Our Own Future One Community is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designing open source blueprints, tools, tutorials, and resources for building 7 complete sustainable village models. These villages are part of our 4-phase strategy for creating solution models that create solution-creating models and we are seeking people who’d like to join us. We have thousands of hours already invested and are seeking to put the finishing touches on everything we’ve been working on so we can build One Community.

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