Posted 6 months ago on May 28, 2013, 4:56 p.m. EST by Rollo
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I imagine building a scientifically designed futuristic community with the primary design to be free of debt and dependence of outside resources(as much as possible). Where residents support and help each other and their community to be successful. Work as a team and share resources and efforts. Although not a new idea, it's one that requires more participants.
The community would provide for most of it's food, water, power, shelter, industry, business and other resources. It would be a direct democracy oriented community, respectful of individual rights and free from any cult or religious influences.
independent scientifically designed module homes could be constructed. Cost effective, efficient, extendable. The community could also start a business of designing and building future designed homes. The homes could be transported intermodally as a sea/rail/truck container anywhere in the world. Prefabricated home Units would extend out and be bolted down to a concrete pad i.e. a 48x8x10.5' intermodal container could extend out to a 48x24x10.5' home, a 20x8x8' size could extend out to a 20x16x8' room. Or connect two side by side or on top of adjacent unit (or many other possible dimensions). Design could incorporate add on capability. Add interior walls, an extra bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, solar panels, garage, extra insulation panels, windows, etc as necessary. To avoid bank debt, you could start small and add on extras as funds become available(for instance a single person may not want a full kitchen. For the first year a microwave/small frig and hot plate would suffice. After saving, they could install a modular 10x4x8' full kitchen unit newly integrated into an outside wall. An additional island unit could also be added later),. (have a new baby and add on a module bedroom/bathroom unit)
build community businesses that provide high quality community products/resources and can also be soldl to nearby population areas. This could produce substantial income. Grow and sell hydroponic/organic produce to restaurants, supermarkets, farmer's markets, etc. Install custom built solar, water collection units, etc.
the community businesses that brew beer, make cheeses, artisan breads, fish/shrimp farms etc could be very profitable and make the community good money and jobs from outside sales.
residents could participate in community businesses or work outside in nearby communities. Residents who contribute in producing resources would recieve points toward receiving free community products. Since living costs will be very low, most people will only have to work part time to make enough. This would allow more valuable time to share with family, friend and community.
it would also be an advantage to start a community where the elements aren't too harsh. i.e. mild climate, plentiful resources, water, lakes, ocean, low taxes, low govt restrictions, etc.
Removed from our present day society's corporate life, debt/wage slavery, unhealthy processed/GMO foods and corrupt govt. It could restore the community lifestyle today's world is missing. Helping to give people an improved low cost, self suffient alternative.
If anyone in Occupy is interested in starting up something like this, let me know