Village Kit: Principles
The Village Kit is a system of systems.
We provide open source protocols and turn-key solutions for modular living infrastructure.
We want to enable an ecosystem of reusable and interoperable building blocks to sustain life and evolve in community.
Support the general movement with specific prototypes
As a trade-off with doing everything at once.
Use contrained plans and clear boundaries
As a trade-off with unconstrained macro-utopias (which continue to fail), we iterate with constrained pragmatic business plans and clear boundaries to support micro-utopias
- An #ecovillage requires too much upfront privilege, the whole system is dependent on self-actualizing visions, and there are unmitigated risk when conflicts inevitably arise
- The Burning Man org (and regional burn orgs) is actually authoritarian, but the authority is very limited in scope (e.g. where you are allowed to camp), which enables each camp to be their own anarchist micro-utopia
Global design, local production
The internet allows us to connect from all around the world to solve the common problem of better living infrastructure.
Then anyone anywhere can download designs to create local products and employment.
The more who participate, the more use, the more designs, the more adaptation, the more ways to re-use, the more common systems for systems.
Use non-toxic materials
We must account for our cost to the environment.
We want to use materials that are found in nature and are friendly to the environment.
Accumulating re-usable construction materials should be a viable economic savings strategy
Each modular component should be designed for dis-assembly, to be re-used again and again.
Adaptable living spaces between situations and seasons
If you family visits for a time, you should be able to create a new space for them!
As seasons come and go, you should be able to adjust your spaces to suit your current needs.
Support well-engineered, interoperable, and re-usable construction systems
As a trade-off with bespoke upcycling that is not modular, interoperable, or re-usable.
Enable open sharing of fractal (from macro to micro) designs
Share your own personalized designs, from desk to bedroom to house to village.
Use code-based CAD where possible