Futurecomm City

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

  • Last updated: May 31, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: January 22, 2017

Mission Statement

Futurecomm’s purpose is to demonstrate the possiblity and pleasure of a functioning, clean energy, non-polluting, small scale (or even large scale) community, and to give hope to all those who are sick and tired of the cynically minded trying to stop such human societal progress from happening.

Community Description

Futurecomm stands for Future Community of Tomorrow–Today, which means that this is an idealistic and realistic project in demonstrating an example of an ideal social community that can be emulated anywhere and everywhere. There are three main principles to be concentrated on: (1) ENVIRONMENTALISM–meeting the goal of only using 100% clean energy (solar and wind) on a permanent basis; utilizing plant-based bio-compounds; aquaponic greenhouses for organic fish & vegetables (2) FUTURISM—having the architectural and design elements reflect the fun optimism of the modern futurism aesthetic; (3) DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM—trying to live up to the social and governmental philosophy that prioritizes people living in a society with the environment, instead of prioritizing the making money for individuals sake.

Community members will be expected to finance the purchase and construction of their own home, but community help with construction would certainly be possible. I’m proposing five types/styles of houses from current manufacturers to be available as choices: Geodesic Domes, ICOSA Pods, NOMAD Microhouses, A-Frames, ROMERO LV Houses.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2015
  • Start Living Together: 2018
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Contact Name: Robert Sher
  • Phone: (203) 645-4459
  • Mailing Address:
    48 Turnor Ave.
    Hamden, Connecticut, 06517
    United States
  • Location

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Transition Town or Eco-Neighborhood (focused on energy/resource resiliency)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Domes, A-Frames, Icopods
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    Plan is for five main types of small microhouses: Geodesic Domes, Icopods/Decopods, A-Frames, Nomad Micro Houses, R. Romero LV Houses. Owners would also be encourage to rent out to others.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact the Executive Director, Robert Sher, at: [email protected] or (203) 645-4459 or (203) 315-8448

    This will be open, pubic community like any other. Residents and guests may come and go at any time.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    It will be an open, public community, like any other. Anyone willing to purchase and have built their own home, as per the agreed-upon aesthetics set forward by the community, and follow the community standards, is free to move in.

  • Additional Comments:

    TBD.

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Executive Director is the land owner and initial driving force. Eventually, a community-based governing council would be expected to form with any who would like to participate.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    All to be determined later.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: All non-private houses
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    A major part of this community will be the establishment of aquaponics domes and greenhouse domes, as well as a resident/guest organic restaurant, cafe, and food market.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments:

    Evolves as the community evolves.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

Environment,solar,future,progress