Openworld Villages offers a range of services to EcoVillage and Tiny House Community projects at a standard hourly rate or an agreed fixed price basis. Among the services we offer are:
LEGAL, MARKETING, AND FINANCIAL STRATEGIES
- Sample agreements (articles of organization, bylaws, covenants, lease/purchase agreements, work agreements)
- Market positioning and promotion strategy;
- Expansion phase partnership opportunities; and
- Financial projections and expansion/exit scenarios.
physical PLANNING SERVICES
- Master site plan (showing proposed dwellings and community buildings, together with site features and amenities);
- Architectural design, renderings and construction documents as required/desired for building permitting and construction;
- Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed buildings and infrastructure on site; and
- Animations of touring the site and walk-throughs inside buildings.
See a full list of our physical planning services here.
TINY HOUSE and ECOVILLAGE-FRIENDLY REFORMS
- workshops for local private and public decision-makers on opportunities to improve local business climates for Tiny House and EcoVillage Community projects;
- supporting special use permits or other waivers of zoning/building codes for tiny house community development (f required/desired); and
- drafting proposed regulatory changes relating to the sharing economy (AirBnb, Lyft, etc), in pilot projects for tiny house communities.
RESIDENT EQUITY SHARING/COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS
- Site assessment;
- Community Land Trust and Endowment Zone design (key CLT revenue-generating opportunities, financial projections, and benefit sharing frameworks);
- Rewards for onsite and offsite volunteers (keyed to valued in-kind contributions of the Ecovillage and Tiny House Communities, as well as of surrounding areas); and
- Information reporting and revenue sharing.
NEW LEARN-BY-DOING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS
- Suggested virtual courses for gaining skills useful in the DIY/Do It Ourself Economy (these can include Skype sessions as well as on-demand courses relating to solar energy, micro farming, tiny house design and construction, etc);
- Project-based work-study (useful to self and others in the community);
- Makerspace opportunities (with 3D printing as a focal point- projects can be done via a local 3D printer or through virtual links to sites such as Pokono.com); and
- Market Opener (virtual business incubator to regional and global freelance markets).
We're pleased to offer in-depth services and prepare custom solutions to meet needs of community residents in any of the above areas. Or, in cases where startup resources are scarce, we can offer professional review and recommendations on materials that you or your colleagues prepare.