Monday, October 26, 2015

What a wonderful news!

Beautiful day, today!  Got IRS's letter in mail.  IRS has approved Elmustee Community as a tax-exempt organization.  It is the best news of the month!  Thanks a lot IRS Officer Daniel Renner.
Now the real work starts.  Have to make the first 30 basic education videos.  Have to strengthen Elmustee membership.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Elmustee, In Three Giant Steps

Elmustee, In Three Giant Steps

1.    A Non-Profit organization that develops membership material and recruits members
2.    An LLC of investors that buys land and develops it
3.    A resident-society that buys the developed land from the LLC

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Governance Legal Setup

Governance Legal Setup

General Body
  • Approves by-laws, rules & regulations
  • Oversees managers & service providers
  • Grants honorary memberships
Community managers
  • Paid professionals
  • Responsible for:
  1. Membership review and induction
  2. Security and security apparatus
  3. Day-to-day operations
Service providers (utilities, etc.)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Members: Rights and Responsibilities

Members: Rights and Responsibilities

  • Annual membership dues/resident
  • Annual General Body Participation
  1. Elect Community Managers
  2. Oversee budgets & major decisions
  • Oversee service provider relationships
  • Membership maintenance requirement: Continuous Education (mainly through multimedia)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Elmustee Self-Sustenance

Elmustee Self-Sustenance

Storing, recycling and using its own water
Rainwater harvesting

Renewable Energy Mix
Energy-efficient urban design


Conservation, reuse, and recycling strategy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Elmustee Will be Secured

How Elmustee Will be Secured

Secured boundary:
Multi-layered protection barriers

Intrusion detection: watch-towers, armed guards
Surveillance cameras

Check-in & Identification at entry; no unregistered visitors

Electronic surveillance of all public areas.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Physical Community

Physical Community

1000+ Acre Space

  • Secured Boundary
  • Energy, Water & Food Self-Reliance
  • Mix of
10% Residential
5% Commercial
20% Growing Fodder
30% Growing Food
35% Open Space Preserve

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Elmustee Population

Emustee Population

Resident and Non-Resident Members

  • 5,000 Resident
  • Up to 10,000 people on the property at one time

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Elmustee Membership Experience

Elmustee Membership Experience

Enrollment includes
  • Literacy test;
  • References from two current members
  • Orientation on - Social Contract - Basic Necessities (Food, Water, Shelter) - Security of Person & Community - Environmental Conservation (material available online or onsite)
  • Personal Data Submission (Biometrics)
  • Ongoing Education & Training

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Elmustee Membership

Selective Membership

  • Commit to live by a conscious standard of citizenship

Affirmatively Egalitarian:
  • Open to all
  • Preference to long-term local residents of the area
  • Gender, other balances safeguarded
  • Membership process relaxed for age, special needs, language, etc.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Community for Today

Elmustee, A Community for Today

  • Citizenship-Focused
  • Secure
  • Self-Contained
  • Self-Sustaining

…completely independent of the wider space around it.

Friday, March 20, 2015

How to Build Elm Bustee

How Elmustee Will be Built

  • Gather people who agree to live responsibly and participate
  • Bind members in a social contract
  • Get a Place.  Develop it to be completely independent of the space around it

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Elm Bustees, All Over South Asia

Elm Bustees, All Over South Asia

Elmustee is ambitious.  It wants to replicate itself all over South Asia. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, no matter where you are, you should not be too far away from the refuge of your membership community.  There will always be an Elmustee near you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Elm Bustee, An Intentional Community

Elmustee belongs to the type of living arrangements known as intentional communities.  The idea is simple.  If you want to live a certain way, you want to change the whole world but finding it hard for the change to come along in your lifetime, do something on a smaller scale to achieve your ideals: gather like-minded people and create your own community.  Become the change you want to see--literally, practically, very physically.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Elm Bustee---A Growing Island of Hope

Elmustee explained in one minute or less

Elmustee is a community of responsible citizens who consciously join the group. Elmustee grows its own food, meets its energy needs internally, recycles its water, and stores and recycles its own waste. Elmustee is strictly a membership community.  Only members can enter the premises and live there.  Elmustee Community land is member-owned.  Using technology Elmustee strives to be a crime-free society.