- "Give a monkey control of his environment, and he'll fill the world with bananas." -- moderation is necessary
- Keep future generations in mind when designing systems. Think a century ahead.
- Work must be done by individuals; no government or big business backing.
- Do not use a consumption-based model. Use the Schauberger approach--implosion technology, produce more than you consume, but not as product, more along the lines of fertilizer.
- Nature + technology does not equal 'cyborg'; technology is OK if it is either sustainable or not necessary.
- Maintain a minimum sustainable technology. Can have frills, but don't count on them for survival.
- Renewable technology—things should be repaired, not replaced.
- Generate own power (electricity or otherwise). Don't rely on external sources.
- It's not a race, the process is the goal.
- Build with the materials on-hand, if possible (rock, adobe, etc)
Kheb is a monastery, remote but not secluded, where people can have an alternative to the mercantile system that is imposed upon society by our political and educational institutions. It is a physical PLACE, and this topic is to discuss the facilities, structures, accommodations, and other physical constructs needed to successfully implement the ideas behind the Sanctuary Project, as well as the "political" structures of a new type of monastic system.
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These are some of my "design and construction" notes for the Sanctuary Project: