(A) What is a village?
MicroPerch long-range planning ideas intend to establish a multi-dwelling package that would provide 20 affordable Perch units to domestic and international housing authorities primarily intent on serving the needs of indigent and marginalized populations. This also applies to emergency housing in disaster areas. We have named this package MicroVillage™. Development, disaster relief, and public housing interests can opt to procure as many of these village-scaled packages as desired.
I’d like to offer you a brief description covering the step-by-step procedure needed to create MicroVillage projects capable of being situated at countless site locations around the world.
- Developers and or housing authorities procure the following when an order is placed: Twenty (20) MicroPerch™ Module Ones, (Modules Two and Three optional at additional cost), concentrated solar power array for powering high energy demand applications (for example, recharging electric powered vehicles), a consigned specialist adviser, assembly tools and related spare parts and composting equipment. All this for roughly 1.2 million dollars, plus shipping. That amounts to about an average of $60,000 per Module One unit, including the amenities and services I’ve just mentioned. At an additional cost, the solarium/greenhouses can be added to the purchase price wherever village sites are located in temperate climate zones and year around edible plant production is desired.
- Upon delivery, immediate cost savings are realized because there would be no need for leveling building sites and digging excavations, and little or no need for underground storm sewers thanks to applying integrated rainwater management systems designed for water flows generated by these dwellings.
- For a one-year period, a trained adviser is also provided in the base purchase price to supervise the assembly and use of this collection of dwellings and their various optional systems. This specialist will be a qualified permaculture* advisor well versed regarding teaching micro villagers about ecosystem restoration. This person will also be familiar with biodynamic farming practices espoused by Rudolf Steiner.
- During this first year, village stakeholders would be taught, and then practice, how to manage rainwater flows, maintain vermicomposting systems, enrich soils, as well as repair and or replace MicroPerch system components. Most importantly they would become well versed on how to apply the permaculture principles first espoused by Bill Mollison* lending themselves capable of proactively enhancing all communities of life being impacted by their community’s ongoing activities. In this way we can envision twenty households working together to establish a village scaled living system that builds the spirit of community, individual self-autonomy, and co-mutual partnership. In this way, we can also see an opportunity to reinvent social systems that nurture human health while working within a village scaled community. All this while coincidentally impacting the health of local ecosystems on a larger scale. In doing so, we transform society, and we help restore the “beauty we walk in” one village at a time.
(B) Illustrate an isometric video of a Micro Village (In Development)
(C) Establishing a social fabric in the community (In Development)
(D) Affordability (no long distance delivery) (In Development)
All components are designed to be shipped in ISO shipping containers and delivered by ship, rail, flatbed truck, or a combination of all the above, including remote site locations.
(E) Permaculture / Nateuco Technology to enhance ecological systems
* Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The term permaculture was developed and coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student, and his professor, Bill Mollison, in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to “permanent agriculture”, but was expanded to stand also for “permanent culture”, as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy. (Wikipedia)