Welcome

This is a site about how to solve community-scale infrastructure problems. All of us who live in communities have to address each of these topics. This site is about the lessons and tips others have learned that can help us learn from those who have come before and skip the trial and error. Please contribute if you have any tips or strategies to share, and feel free to send us a few bucks to keep the project going if you like what you see here. If you’d like to learn more about how to solve individual-scale infrastructure problems rather than at the community-scale then check out my other project NomadPedia.

The most conservative estimates say that most of the US will be desert within decades. Mass migrations from harder-hit countries will start sooner. Our food and water systems are not sustainable and can not be made sustainable as they are. It’s time to build new systems and start preparing for the now-inevitable future.

Permaculture means whole systems thinking; sustainably producing enough food and water to survive over time while turning all our outputs into inputs and indefinitely recycling everything from waste to water. Arcology means thinking not just about what we build but how it fits together with the surrounding ecology and our place in it. Strategic Autonomy means designing communities that can survive without relying on outside sources of vital resources.

The intention we must set is to survive in the long-term by building a place for ourselves in the future. If we want to have a place in the future, we have to embrace it now and adapt to survive.

Resource Sovereignty means that your community reaches a point when you can survive and thrive indefinitely without needing any resources from outside. For some this means your household, for others it means a somewhat larger community. The scale of the solutions discussed here will assume 10-50 people in the group. For smaller groups, NomadPedia addresses individual-scale solutions which can be shared between a few people.

Why

Where

Coming Soon:

  • Siting For Resiliency

Covid Concerns

Funding

Water

Coming Soon:

  • Sourcing

  • Safe Storage & Distribution

  • Reuse & Toilets

  • Reclamation

Power

Coming Soon:

  • Production

  • Storage

  • Distribution

Food

Coming Soon:

  • Composting

  • Permaculture Gardening

  • Mycoculture

  • Livestock

  • Cultivating Insects as Feed

  • Cultivating Insects as Pollinators

  • Closed Loop Aquaponics

  • Food Storage

  • Food Preparation

Shelter

Coming Soon:

  • Short-Term Shelters

  • Long-Term Shelters

  • Individual Shelters

  • Community Shelters

Internet

Coming Soon:

  • Opinion: Communities can reach economies of scale with internet access.