1. Location / Footprint
Approximately fifteen Clusters of 15 families each would exist. Each cluster would be tightly packed for the smallest footprint. Each cluster would have its own playground, gazebo, workshop/garage, laundry facility, freezers, home office and meeting & recreation room. One cluster might be near the fields / livestock for that farm feel; one might be way out for the hermits. One cluster might be childless.
Small footprint, single bath, energy efficient lighting, facing the proper direction for energy efficiency, solar panels, hot water timers, sky lights, surrounded by edible vegetation nourished by drip irrigation. Will have ability to shut off all air conditioning except the bedrooms at night. Kitchens would have fire sprinkler systems. Anyone desiring exceptions would have to pay a premium for it.
Apartments could be used for elderly needing light assisted living and for non-growing families. These homes would have additional built-ins geared for the elderly.
Small cottages or apartments without major cooking facilities would be located in each cluster.
5. RV Park, Campsite
One cluster can be a campsite / RV park.
1. Dining Halls
Approximately four dining halls feeding 90 persons each would be required. They would provide daily four different menus that would be published to offer variety. Before and after meals the buildings could be used as meeting areas, lounges, coffee shops, etc. A pizza parlor or café could be added later.
Lounges would be provided for different age groups.
3. Offices & Meeting Facilities
Each cluster would have meeting facilities and small offices. The trades area would have offices and meeting facilities.
One warehouse would act as general store. One warehouse would service restaurants. One warehouse would service trades.
Carpenters, plumbers, communications, welders, health services (nurses, gym, massage, barber), etc.
6. Learning Centers
Each cluster will have a hobby shop.
To house backhoe, tractors, farm equipment.
A retreat lodge with accompanying guest houses would be available for seminars, a small get together, or a romantic vacation from the kids.
10. Chapel (generic)
Central parking lots could service several housing clusters (4) but walking would be required to them. There would be a paved turn lane into village, then immediately a large central hard surface parking lot. Some dispersed parking for elderly and handicapped. Car sharing would cut down on parking spaces and some vehicle/ boat shelters could be provided.
Hard surface roads to warehouse districts, restaurants, elderly residential cluster. Thereafter non-paved roads for emergency vehicle access to regions. Walking paths connecting all regions with low-voltage lighting. Elderly and assisted living buildings would be near restaurants and have connecting sidewalks. Plentiful golf carts, wheelbarrows, carts and covered vehicles would be dispersed.
Fencing could be placed around some homes to keep in kids and pets. Cats would be restricted from the outside. All play grounds, pools and ponds should be fenced, as well as dangerous areas to children.
Public Power could be used for commercial buildings that have a high energy demand. Alternate power sources could be used for some residences.
Municipal water, if available, could be used for fire hydrants and some commercial buildings with high water demands. Wells, equiped with both hand and electric pumps, and cisterns could be used for each residential cluster. Small water towers at each cluster might be needed to create the required water pressure and reserve. An integrated system (toggle on/off) could be used in event of one well failure or fire. Municipal water could tie into it in the event of low water reservoir. Roof rainwater catchment systems could also be used.
Two sewage systems could be used for each cluster: one for grey water and one for black water. Grey water could go into a filter system and then into a holding pond to be used for drip irrigation, toilets and perhaps showers. Black water could go into a shared septic tank or perhaps composting toilets could be used.
Use of Composting toilets or sawdust toilets would reduce the need for 50% of the average domestic water demand. They would also negate the need for the use of fertilizer in the gardens by using a two year composting method.
A garbage center could recycle and compost, then transport the unusable refuse elsewhere. Unused refuse would be kept to a minimum.
All buildings could be linked for television, phone and, computer systems. A television / cable service could be provided by the village.
9. Food Raising
1. Recreation Fields
3. Picnic Gazebos
4. Hiking Trails.