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Green Hamlets - Independent

This community is described in great detail in my Green Living - book”(pdf). But, for the time being, you don't need to read this book. You can see all you mostly need to know by carefully studying the picture below. In this picture all the distances and regions are very carefully calculated. Thus the regions show the actual areas that this community will actually need to use.


In this picture the agricultural area (on the right) and the water collection and reservoir (at the top) have

both been described in my previouswebpage "Green Agriculture"in detail. So I will not repeat this information. What you need to learn about most now is associated with our living area. Then finally I must say a little about our wildlife area.


           The Living Area


This is the community's living area.

This area is shown in greater detail in the picture on the right. Hopefully this will be next to a local village with good public transport to a town or city. Mostly this diagram should explain itself.
            Our actual accommodation is in the form of large terrace houses and these have already been described in detail in my webpage "Green Homes". These terraces are at the bottom of this diagram next to the village centre. So, hopefully it would only be about 200 m walk to a small village school, village public transport and other village amenities.


Naturally the hamlet would have its own road leading to the major building of the hamlet's centre. This road can be seen on the right of the picture above.


A branch from this road might first lead to the hamlet's "Bake-house" cafe where the visitors might have coffee and buy some of the community's fresh produce. The community might also have some independent operators (nurses, doctors, vets etc), who might serve the community people and external local people as well. This arrangement would be convenient for the community and for local people as well. This building is marked as "independents".


The next branch from this road leads to the hamlet's own parking area. Here the hamlet would park its own vehicles. But visitors could park here as well. You will notice that this parking area is next the main building of the hamlet, which has the form of a quadrangle. Then you will notice that part of the quadrangle next the parking area is called a "hall". And here I envisage that the hamlet will always have a Saturday night dance. And all the local people will be invited to come to this weekly dance. My knowledge of country life is that there is not enough social life going on. So this independent hamlet must make sure it creates its own social life, which the local people would be invited to join in. At the back of the quadrangle, I show areas for "youth" and "social" activities as well. I hope this community might also run their own small scout, guide, cub, brownie groups as well.


The road now turns into the central part of the centre area. But I want this central area to be completely safe for the hamlet's young toddlers. So you notice now that there is a fence with a gate closing off visitors and cars. So a visitor can now only enter this area, if they are accompanied be a full hamlet member. So, if a vehicle enters this area, then the vehicle must travel at a walking pace. So all toddlers can play in completle safety. (There are similar gates leading to the farming area and the wildlife area.)


The rest of the hamlets central area is used for further buildings and some play areas. These items are all named and at this stage I don't think I need to say anymore.



            Wildlife Area


I have given this community quite a large wildlife region (the dark green trees etc on the left). Clearly this is not essential. But this community could enjoy this land and also the land could be used for expansion, should the community wish to accept more people. We will be very efficient in our usage of land in all the other regions. So we can afford to have this little luxury.



This community is designed so that all its members can maintain very close contact with the outside world. Thus the community members can walk to the centre of their local village (with a school, shops and other amenities) in less than ten minutes. And this village should support a good regular transport system to the local town or city. So all the people in the community would expect go to the village every day and they could easily work outside the much larger communities - if they want to.


So now I have covered all the features of this community that can easily be seen and understood visually. But unfortunately some of the really most important features of a community cannot be seen. These difficult subjects will be covered in the following later webpages:

           "Members, Meetings, Officers and Voting", "Finance and Remuneration", "Citizenship Levels", "Democratic Levels", "Information and Recognition", "Free-Time and Clubs", "Education and Welfare", "About Being Green", "The Nature of Life is to Expand".

It takes a long time to understand how a good egalitarian community can function efficiently.


This is the contents of my Green Living book.

This is all that I need to tell you about this "Green Hamlet - Independent" for the time being. But my book: Green Living - book”(pdf) covers the subject in much greater detail. On the right I show a picture of the contents of this book. You should look at these contents carefully.

          In this picture you will see that there are 16 officers in charge of the various essential activities of the community. In the book I describe the precise functions of these officers in great detail. You don't need to know these functions at the moment. But, before you join such a community, you would have know these activities very well indeed. It is not easy to create a good new egalitarian society when are no examples for people to study first.    



My next normal webpage is:"Green Hamlets - Integrated".


          You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or "Green Living" (which introduces this major set of webpages),

or "Forming Green Communities", (which introduces this set of webpages).


Updated on 14/11/2016.