Resilient Ways: Imagine a free world …

Appendix: Lease from MacCallum & van Notten

Resiliently share this:

Back to index … Appendix: Draft Lease Agreement from MacCallum and van Notten i. WHEREAS Resilient Ways Foundation, a private company not affiliated with any government or governmental agency and having acquired property for the purpose of developing a community, the cluster being known as Terra Incognita, is in the business of developing, maintaining, and promoting the growth of optimal human environments and leasing to its customers exclusive sites giving full access to and enjoyment of the same, and WHEREAS Jane Doe (“Dweller”) desires space in Terra Incognita for business, residential, and/or other activities, NOW THEREFORE Resilient Ways, for consideration

Continue reading »

Size Matters: How Many Acres?

Resiliently share this:

Back to index … “Quantity has a quality all its own.” ~ often attributed to Stalin, 1945 A fundamental consideration is always cost. More acres typically cost more money to acquire or more money to develop into useful space for living, working, and enjoying life. Generally speaking, having more land is better, location is always critical to economic success, and if one community is good, several communities are better. One of our goals is to avoid pigeonholing – restricting ourselves to some particular strategy based upon preconceived notions of what makes an “optimal living arrangement.” In addition to determining the

Continue reading »

Design Patterns of Resilient Communities: Introduction

Resiliently share this:

“Whatever you would do or dream you can, begin it. Commitment has genius, power, and magic within it.” ~ Goethe Our goal is to make available communities that are designed with a long-term perspective, which have resiliency built into as many features and aspects of the community as possible. Accordingly, we are working on establishing various ways to “make things work better.” As part of that process, we are organising this document to be a set of design patterns for ourselves as well as for other people engaged in the work of building better communities. There are many aspects to our

Continue reading »

We might have found our PHASE 1 property! (but I don’t want to get too excited)

Resiliently share this:

I don’t want to jinx it … I’m a rational guy, but I have some superstition about “good luck” … I suppose I expect to “have nothing good” in this life – certainly nothing good that lasts. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time, and I feel like my heart has started beating again – and seeing this piece of land, and speaking to its owners was energizing … that’s all I can say about that. (without incurring the wrath of the fates)

Continue reading »