Sustainable Design is a concept that is ever evolving. We can move mountains and we can move our attention to things with more value as well as longevity.
This design is a concept that is my dream home design. This is a design that facilitates the many needs of the human experience. Food, Water, Shelter is all the home front needs. This property is designed for 2-4 small families. I am hopeful to set up a fund to help others build their own homestead to get off the grid and on to sustainability. If becoming 100% sustainable isn’t possible, reducing the dependence on the main system to any percentage will open up room for innovation and also preservation of resources and time.
We need to redesign how our communities are designed so that we don’t become dependent on unstable international economic goods. Americans live 1/2 an acre apart to 10 feet apart whereby they don’t know each other while merely producing waste without producing anything within the confines of their living boundaries.
Whether it is inner city or rural country, we all can do more. I’m not against large scale manufacturing nor the global system. In fact we need these global systems in order to design the future of living quarters and large scale systems do have value, however, lessening the load put on these systems enables a fail safe system to be installed whereby the two systems are able to compensate where needed for most optimal functions. During deep winters, shipping food in may be more valuable than trying to surging on the cans and frozen foods. But localizing the resources will assure the preservation of resources while enabling the ability for the redistribution of small regional exports’ back into the communities they effect. Creating smart contracts for the locals and public at large can change the future of local commerce.
Diversification is something that an ecosystem requires. By understanding this concept, we can plan for whatever comes our way. As for this design, l diversifying the mechanisms of water collection, energy production, food production as well as time of production. Even seasonal and annual foods are taken into account to assure there is at least some food. How many handfuls of berries would you optimally eat a year? Consider each handful is $5. Budgeting goes 2 directions: cutting spending and making more money. In the case where over production occurs, profit can be made. Energy can be sold, food can be sold and time can be allocated to more profitable trades or simply with the family.
If a collective group of people went in together or perhaps a developer initiated the design on the forefront of developing, specialization could and probably would be expanded as to open up the capacity and efficacy of producing the needs of sustainable design. Honey/Bees, Blacksmithing, Pottery, Fishing, Hunting, General Contractor, Farming, Tech Specialist, etc. Although we live in a day and age where the utilitarian man is within reach of all men thanks to Google, having the ability to specialize helps with efficiency and also efficacy. Start looking for your community today. Start saving for your land today. Start learning how to set up Solar today. Start learning about gardening and farming today. Just start learning something. Tomorrow could be too late.
Let’s grow one conversation at a time, one art piece at a time, and one home at a time.