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The accompanying diagrams show all the details of the nature of our homes. You must study the diagrams carefully and remember all the symbols, if you wish to understand everything about them.
            Each Green Community (or Hamlet) has 20 terrace houses of which we will assume that 10 are 2-story houses and 10 are 3-story houses. Thus there would be 100 single-bed units, because there are units on both sides of each story. Besides this, there would be the extra facilities, which you can see in the middle of each unit.

The really important feature of this form is that all the required larger units can be created by simply locking some particular doors.
            Thus 2-bedroom units can be obtained by attaching the middle bedroom (on the higher floors) to one of the side units (by locking the other door).
            3-bedroom units are obtained by a family having the whole of an upper floor.
            4-bedroom houses are obtained by a family having the sole use of the stair-well of a 2-level terrace.
            5-bedroom houses are obtained by a large family having the whole of a 2-level terrace.
            If you study all these diagrams very carefully, then you will find that this system will provide all the inhabitants of this community with all the space and facilities that anyone really needs in this modern world.
            Some people, like myself, might prefer to use less space – so that they need to do less cleaning and also pay less rent. This system would allow such a facility. But the opposite situation of some people renting more space for just one person is very dubious indeed (particularly if such a people does less free-work on our space project). This is what the rest of the world does - where people with large homes gain higher status. This community wants to be totally different from that ghastly situation.

The roof of each terrace house is a well-used facility (as opposed to what happens in the current world).
            Thus each stair-well continues on to the roof, so access to the roof is very simple indeed. Then you can see the area is mainly used for PV panels. But there is room for drying clothes and people relaxing in the sun as well.
            Because it is very expensive to store electrical energy, it is important to use the PV panels in such a way that the house can catch sunlight whenever possible. In this case I am assuming that the top of the diagram is North, and we are in Australia where most sunlight comes from the North.
            So most of the top panels are fixed to face North and so they will catch more sunlight.


            Then on the sides, single lines of fixed panels face East and West to catch the morning and evening sunlight.
            Then the bottom panels are adjustable. Normally these panels would just face North like the top panels. But, when the community is low on electrical power, then these panels can be turned around and adjusted to catch the maximum amount of sunlight.
            So this community would be very efficient in catching the maximum amount of power.


The facilities on the living levels are described by the obvious various symbols (previous page). The symbols, which are less obvious, are the "Service Ducts" and the "Hot-water Container" symbols.
            The small service ducts goes vertically through all the units from the roof to a service passageway beneath the line of terraces. These ducts are very important and they provide all the necessary services in the toilet/shower room of each single unit. These ducts will carry all the various services and these services will be measured by meters in the bottom passage way. This process is all described in my Green Living book (page 89). The service passageway is shown on the bottom level diagram of my homes with the trapdoor open. (I have shown three service lines at the bottom of the passageway. But in fact these services lines are attached to a sidewall of the passageway.)
            These communities all have very large hot water containers as a cheap method of saving energy (shown on the community picture). But also each unit will have their own hot water container (as shown). Then the unit's water container can be kept at a constant chosen temperature by a thermostat control, which would mix hot and cold water together. So all people can enjoy having a good shower at their preferred temperature, without this temperature being affected by other people's usage. I personally find this temperature variation to be particularly annoying.

The full construction detail of all these homes is given in my "Green Living – book" section 6.2 - Buildings (Accommodation, Sustainability, Construction and Final Total Costs).

My next webpage is "An Enclosed Agricultural System".


You might now also like to look back at:

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

or "The Ultimate Ascent" (which introduces these webpages),

or "A Path to Create a Full Space Colony", (which introduces the coming webpages in more detail).


Updated on 14/11/2016.