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Green Home-Unit Communities

This picture shows the whole community.


This is the simplest and smallest of the various green communities I am considering in this book. The picture on the right should give you a good general picture of what the community should be like.
            This community uses 800 square meters of land, which is a normal area used by a house in a town or in the outer suburbs of a city. So this amount of land can be easily purchased.
            You will see that I use this land, of course, exceedingly well. Thus we have two of my terrace houses (just described in my previous webpage) at the back. Then the front area is mainly used for growing crops and fruit trees. Then, on the right, there is a drive-way, where the communities’ cars can be parked.


This community could support quite a few people. Thus, if the buildings were 2-stories high, then the community would have 10 bedrooms and and plenty of amenities to go with these bedrooms. And, if the buildings were 3-stories high, then the community would have 16 bedrooms (and a similar amount of other amount of other amenities to go with these bedrooms).
            So the community could accept between10 and 16 people to live there and there would be plenty of amenities for all these people. (You must check-out all my diagrams carefully to see that this is true.)







This picture shows the ground floor in greater detail.

This is just the sort of community that I would like to live in, in any town or city. Living there wouldn’t be too expensive and it would be very communal. I hope even large families would live there, as well with their children. You will notice that on the ground floor I have put a meeting room, which would also be used by young children or as a crèche. I use the same area on the other side partly as a laundry. But this area is quite large – and so the area could also be used for construction or maintenance work.


This picture shows the front of the community in

greater detail.

Unfortunately, it is very easy to show glorious plans of how a small community could live together with all the amenities they could possibly need. But the really hard thing to do is to show how this community can be organised in such a way that all people are treated fairly and yet whole the process is truly democratic and each person does their fair share of work.
            I am afraid that, in such a community, there still must be: meetings, officers, voting, time sheets and a community bank. And then there must be rules about: members having to turn up at meetings, and the timing of speaking-time, so that some people don’t hog this very important time. And member’s voting must all be recorded with the officers reports in the communities’ website (with time-sheets and transaction details are also kept publically). There must even be exams for “officers”. 

I will cover all these difficult subjects in my later webpages:

           "Members, Meetings, Officers and Voting", "Finance and Remuneration" etc.


For the time being it is best to forget about these truly difficult problems and just realise that people could live in a pleasant communal manner in a city or town - if they really want to.


My next normal webpage is: "Green Agriculture".


          You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website 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.