Traditional Dream Factory - pink paper

The pink paper is an evolving document describing the internal functioning of the Traditional Dream Factory (TDF) - a coliving regenerative village in the process of being built that is located in Alentejo, Portugal. TDF is the first regenerative village within the Oasa network.

This document is our self-proclaimed constitution governing decision making, establishing common values, outlining processes, and detailing responsibilities. It is the foundation upon which our collective is built.

Join our all-hands call* to co-create it with us. Read the edit log at the end of this document to see the reasoning behind some of these, and to see changes elected by members.

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  1. VISION

  1. SHORT TERM
  2. MEDIUM TERM
  3. LONG TERM
  1. VALUES

  1. INCLUSION
  2. EMPOWERMENT / INTERDEPENDENCY
  3. RESPONSIBILITY / CARE / REGENERATION
  4. GIFTING
  5. CONSENT
  6. CURIOSITY
  1. PROCESS

  2. FUNDING

  1. TOKEN DEFINITION & RULES
  2. INSTALLMENT PLAN
  1. GOVERNANCE

  1. STAKEHOLDERS
  1. GUARDIANS / TOKEN HOLDERS
  2. MEMBERS
  3. STEWARDS
  4. CULTURAL CITIZENS
  5. GUESTS
  6. RESIDENTS
  7. CHILDREN & PETS
  1. DECISION MAKING
  1. PROPOSALS FLOW
  2. RESTING PERIOD
  3. IMMUTABLE DECISIONS
  4. TOKEN HOLDER AGREEMENT
  5. LIVING AGREEMENT
  1. CIRCLES
  1. ARCHITECTURE
  2. LAND MANAGEMENT
  3. WATER MANAGEMENT
  4. WASTE MANAGEMENT
  5. LEGAL & GOVERNANCE
  6. ENERGY
  7. EVENTS
  1. ON-BOARDING PROCESS
  2. OUT-BOARDING PROCESS
  1. DREAM FACTORING

  1. RESTAURANT & CAFE
  2. EVENTS
  3. FOOD TRANSFORMATION
  4. PRODUCT DESIGN
  1. CULTURAL PROGRAMS

  1. MONTHLY PROPOSALS
  2. THEMES
  1. EXPANSION

1. VISION (DREAM)

CREATIVITY - REGENERATION - SYSTEM THINKING  

1.1 SHORT TERM

We are pioneering a model for regenerative coliving while creating positive loops in all interactions between stakeholders including nature, all life, and future generations. The idea is to prove we can optimize resources while nurturing a creative and thriving community and at the same time leave a positive trace on the environment.

TRADITIONAL DREAM FACTORY (TDF) is manifested on an old poultry factory built in 1972.

Located in Abela, a small Portuguese village with 400 inhabitants, the Factory is within:

  1. 153 km / 1h36 to Lisbon
  2. 30km / 35 min to Melides beach
  3. 21 km / 24 mins to Santiago do Cacém (nearest city, hospital, etc)
  4. 1km / 5 min to store, ATM, cafe

Adjacent to the factory, we have a 7 years lease for 4.6 ha of land with an option to buy  24.5 ha of land with beautiful hills and valleys, protected oak trees, a flowing river, an old rammed earth built farmhouse, and the old Abela’s community mill. Until purchase, we are free to use and regenerate (create a food forest, swells for collecting rainwater, natural ponds, etc) 4.6 ha of land right behind the factory.

In the initial phase, we are planning to revamp the old chicken factory into a coliving space that will be shared between 80-100 members. The space will be architected so that it offers mostly everything that one needs to live creatively, purposefully, and connected:

  • Coliving quarters (14 large size suites, living room & kitchen)
  • Open Coworking
  • Coworking pods & Jungle phone booths
  • Indoors forest and tropical greenhouse
  • Experiential Restaurant
  • Café & Store
  • Pop-up event space
  • Monthly Cultural programs curated by cultural citizens
  • Wellness area (natural pool, sauna(s), green roof yoga studio, massage parlor)
  • Industrial kitchen & Pizza Oven
  • Makerspace (Lab, Atelier, Artist Studio, Wood & Metal workshop, Music Studio)

1.2 MEDIUM TERM

TDF is the first physical location built upon OASA’s principles. Oasa is a platform for building and researching regenerative ways of living and traveling together that envisions a global network of 12 locations with approximately 300 members that will re-invent together the living model.

Additionally, we aim to:

  • Create a business model for land regeneration and acquire land to be added to a Land Regeneration & Conservation trust.

  • Co-design technology that will allow regenerative villages to easier and efficiently come to life and thrive by open-sourcing our findings onto Closer (a platform including on-boarding process, booking system, event platform, proposals, etc)

  • Create a system for transitioning farmers towards regenerative practices by onboarding them onto different networks (Regen Network, Regenerative Organic Alliance, etc) that will increase their income along with the regeneration of soil, increased animal welfare, fair living, and working with dignity.

1.3 LONG TERM

Scale by having other future thinking communities replicate this model and move together towards REGENERATIVE living as a common planetary goal.

2. VALUES

2.1 INCLUSION

Inclusion means an environment in which all members, regardless of their abilities or non-abilities are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the creation and nourishment of a thriving community. Inclusion also means thinking about all stakeholders when making a decision - including the unvoiced - such as Nature, the future generations.

  • Diversity - the collective blend of differences and similarities that include individual and common characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors. All are welcomed as long as they fit with the main vision and with the community values. 
  • Acceptance -  the individual assent of the reality of a situation or other individuals, recognizing and trusting the process or condition without attempting to change it or protest it. We shall embrace and learn from our differences and similarities. Accepting feedback and learning how to give feedback
  • Compassion -  the capacity to understand or feel what another person or living being is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's shoes (or roots).  Seeing Life through different lenses and stepping into the challenge of offering whatever is in one’s capability to support and actively give with our attention and love to others.

2.2 EMPOWERMENT / INTERDEPENDENCY

Empowerment is a multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives. It is a process that fosters the capacity to implement (ideas, values, etc) in people, for use in their own lives, their communities, and in their society, by acting on issues that they define as important to them.

  • Support - being supportive doesn’t just mean that we act as pillars that others can rely on or that sustain their weight. Support is the act of showing that you believe in someone or something and making yourself available to add value to their own process and ideas
  • Challenge - from this position we can assure others that life is about learning and growth – even in the face of uncertainty. While telling the truth about reality without blame or judgment inspires one to reach for their potential and to learn and gain from any given situation
  • Co-creation - offering to create together is more valuable than taking away a task from someone on the grounds of being better skilled or more knowledgeable. Joining forces is more fun and often the results of the co-creation are greater than the sum of individual creations. Co-creating traditions & welcoming the grain of sand.

2.3 RESPONSIBILITY / CARE / REGENERATION

Taking responsibility for our life, our community, and our society and the changes or improvements we want to see at each level means being proactive.  If there are areas that are unsatisfactory or where there’s room for leaving a positive trace, each individual can do something about it. The situation won’t change as a result of wishful thinking. Taking responsibility means taking action.

  • Ownership - at TDF we will be aiming to have members take ownership of the challenge. With that in mind, we own the obligation to take action and deliver the proposed solutions. As long as proposals come from a  thoughtful place, we encourage experimenting. Mistakes made in the process of leading challenges can be our source of learning. Fear of making mistakes should not prevent stepping up into a challenge.
  • Do-ocracy - as creatives we constantly generate ideas. Having mere proposals is adding an information load to the others. Taking action on those proposals, forming teams, creating an MVP, and pushing for the factoring of those ideas is what we stand for and want to see at TDF
  • Macro-management - as opposed to micro-management. Allowing the others to carry out their responsibilities, tasks, projects, endeavors individually. Trusting the process and having in mind the final result rather than the journey to get to it
  • Land stewardship, leaving a positive trace. In all actions, we shall remember we are not the owners, but stewards of the land with the responsibility to always be guided by OASA’s land principles.  

2.4 GIFTING

We foster a gifting culture where valuables, knowledge, skills, and experiences are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. It creates experiences of abundance and gratitude.

  • Each of us has numerous gifts to share with the world. It can be a smile, a hug, a yoga class, a piece of pottery, a moment of deep listening, feedback on a project, or coding a website. They are all gifts that can encourage a more generous community and create meaningful relationships.
  • Give what you can from your own abundance

2.5 CONSENT

Consent is permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Apart from verbal, explicit consent, it’s also important to be sensitive to signals that can express certain boundaries.

  • Personal space can be defined as the air between your body and an invisible shield, or bubble that keeps privacy and safety needed. In communities, often the personal space is usually smaller as we need to move around the physical space bumping into the other members. It is important to acknowledge that personal space is not a constant unit of measure. Sometimes we feel like hugging, sometimes we are focused inwardly. Feeling chatty in the morning and quiet at night. Giving personal space means allowing each one of us to embody our ever-changing feelings and needs for interaction

2.6  CURIOSITY

Creating a white space for serendipity. Letting the creative flow emerge. Curiosity comes from purpose. Foster one’s purpose and curiosity.

3. PROCESS

  • TDF is the first physical location of OASA and it is a sovereign entity.
  • The initial purchase of the buildings was backed by Sam Delesque through a mortgage.
  • Until the mortgage is paid off completely there will be a lease to buy contract between TDF and Samuel Delesque with a set price of the PURCHASE TOTAL and discounting the monthly variable rent (mortgage expenses) that ends at the GO LIVE event when TDF obliges to buy the property and transfer the rights of use to the approved members.
  • At the GO LIVE event, the ownership of the properties is locked into an entity that protects the land forever (foundation, association, or company with a special class of shares that can block actions against the OASA’s regeneration principles)
  • Renovations & expansions are made through the TDF entity
  • The land upon which TDF is built is owned by OASA / Land regeneration and conservation trust ensuring regenerative practices are in place indefinitely
  • TDF is the Guardian of the land and entitled to operate as long as it respects the regenerative guidelines of OASA

4. FUNDING

4.1 TOKEN DEFINITION & RULES

A TOKEN is a coin that is attached to a contract of “right of use” of the TDF property and facilities.

  • A TOKEN gives the approved members the right of use of TDF property and facilities
  • 1 TOKEN corresponds to 1 day intended to spend at TDF. Bookings will be done over the OASA digital platform.
  • The TOKEN doesn’t entitle the carrier to the right to stay in a specific room. The system will optimize for maximum use and enjoyment of the facilities and community growth and nourishment. The bookings will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis. The living quarters will be all equipped similarly and this should not be an inconvenience.
  • The utility of the TOKENs renews every year
  • TOKENs can be bought or earned in different funding rounds as described below at different prices and token holders can become members after going through the application and on-boarding process.
  • Tokens can be purchased after the GO LIVE event at the marketplace price
  • The transfer of ownership is governed by Oasa through the members' platform
  • 20 % of the TOKENs are reserved as equity distribution in the form of grants for members. Proposals will be submitted and voted by community members.

4.2 INSTALLMENT PLAN FOR TOKENS

TOKENS can be bought on credit with 6% APR. The TOKEN price is calculated at the current funding round price and the length of the loan is determined by the current phase. All loans must be paid off in full including interest by the GO LIVE event.

E.g. You are committed to buying 90 TOKENs right off the bat in the first funding round, but only have funds for 60, you can finance 30 TOKENs for 2 years. If the token costs 199.07 you will pay:

  • 60 tokens x 199.07 = 11,944.20
  • 30 tokens: you will pay over 2 years at 6% APR you will pay  268 Eur/ month for 24 months = 6352.35

(the finance charge is 380.38 Eur)

In case of non-payment, the right to purchase TOKENs at the price of that round is forfeited along with any balance on non-accrued TOKENs. All TOKENs that have been paid off remain in possession of the member.

5. GOVERNANCE

The governance model is structured in different layers according to the type of involvement and financial contributions.

5.1 STAKEHOLDERS

5.1.1 TOKEN HOLDERS

  • TOKEN holders are supporting the project financially by contributing capital to the treasury that can be used by TDF
  • They are not automatically members of TDF until they go through the onboarding process

5.1.2 MEMBERS

  • Members are required to submit an application on either OASA or Traditional Dream Factory websites
  • Join a one on one or group intro call with the community curator
  • Create an account & join comms channels
  • Book 2 weeks cumulative trial at TDF
  • Are vouched by other members (see On-boarding process)
  • Can book their accommodation (at cost if owning tokens, or regular price otherwise)
  • Memberships are non transferable and must correspond to a single individual

5.1.3 STEWARDS

  • Stewards are members that commit their time and energy towards the realization of TDF
  • Stewards commit to steering TDF for 3 months out of the year and will oversee the evolution of the project according to the masterplan with the support of the core team or are part of one of the circles for the duration of at least one phase of building
  • The team of stewards on the ground (three at the time) can comfortably wear and share the three hats that are the pillars of TDF: social -economic -environmental  
  • The stewards are members that already experienced TDF in multiple facets (building, cooking, hosting, events, etc) and are willing to tend and grow the playground and evolutionary experiment which TDF aims to be.
  • Stewards can launch and operate their own as well as community-owned business/project under TDF
  • Stewards can propose events / retreats / festivals
  • Stewards stay for free at TDF during their stewardship and they are rewarded in TDF tokens and/ or cash
  • Stewards are entitled to vouch for new member enrollments

5.1.4 CULTURAL CITIZENS

  • After Go-Live we aim to have monthly cultural programs that will add value to members spending time at TDF
  • Cultural Citizens are members that create a proposal for cultural program at TDF for one month (theme + specific events)
  • Citizens, along with the space host are welcoming members & guests at TDF and they are the guardians of TDF culture
  • According to the program proposed they can invite artists and experts to support and create value for TDF during the specific cultural month
  • Citizens stay for free at TDF during their co-creation and they are rewarded in tokens and/ or cash
  • Citizens are entitled to vouch for new members enrollments

5.1.5 GUESTS

  • Guests are members approved over the digital platform that can book their stay on the last minute basis (only one month in advance), all the other times being blocked and reserved for citizens & stewards
  • Guests can also be friends or family of the members directly vouched by them. Booking is done by the inviting member at a regular price. Members can have an additional guest in their room (fee for extra guest) or, upon availability, book extra rooms for them
  • Guests pay a full price for their stay at TDF (market price)
  • Once they accumulated 2 weeks at TDF and they are vouched by other members of the community, they can become members and – given that they’ve purchased TOKENS – can enjoy staying at TDF at cost thereafter

5.1.6 RESIDENTS

  • Residents are guest artists and/or experts invited by cultural citizens to add value, bring knowledge or expertise[a][b][c] during a cultural program.
  • Once they accumulated 2 weeks at the TDF and they are vouched by 2 other members of the community, they qualify for becoming members
  • Residents stay at TDF free of charge for the amount of time agreed upon
  • Residents get to use special facilities (lab, atelier, crosslam factory, ceramics, etc) as long as they need to complete their project  (but no more than 30% of the daily hours in the respective facility)

5.1.7 CHILDREN & PETS

  • Children under 16 can stay with their parents at no additional cost. Children can access the facilities under the responsibility of their parents.
  • Pets are welcome under the supervision of their owners, with a limit to the total number of dogs on the property at the same time. Maximum of 5 dogs can be at the property simultaneously and must stay within the limits for animals. Dogs are not accepted for events.

5.2 DECISION MAKING

5.2.1 PROPOSALS FLOW

Our favored modus operandi is do-ocracy. Any member should feel empowered to take action at TDF, building out their own and the community's dreams. However, this do-ocratic model limits its scope to any action that does not have a significant impact on other members, on the ecology, or the economy of TDF and its surroundings.

A member should describe their desired action in a proposal. The proposal should clearly establish if and how it affects the masterplan (see maps linked below), as well as proactively do a holistic impact evaluation to see how it affects the project on an economical, social and ecological level

The proposal flow goes like this:

  1. A member has an idea/dream they would like to implement
  2. The member describes that idea and evaluates its potential impact on the above TDF stakeholders
  3. After the proposal is submitted on the platform a resting period proportional to the scope of the impact & its permanence is initiated (on average around 1-2 weeks). If the scope is large, the proposal should be publicized during an all-hands meeting (see resting period formula below).
  4. During the resting period, all other members of the community are encouraged to review the impact evaluation and add their concerns & potential strategies to improve the proposal
  5. Once the resting period is over, the proposal is automatically approved unless there are open concerns.
  6. If there are still open concerns, the proposal would be submitted to vote by token holders, with the requirements of 66% approval & 20% quorum

Ideally, disagreements will be voiced around the “WHY” not around the “HOW”. The How is up to those that propose something (the doers) and the why is about the community and its values.


Proposals are reviewed against the master plan.

5.2.2 PROPOSALS RESTING PERIOD

Determination of the resting period:

MI = Members & local community impact score out of 10

NI = Nature & ecology impact score out of 10

EI = Economic impact score out of 10

D = Expected duration of the impact, in months, capped at 360

x = Resting period in days

5.2.3 IMMUTABLE DECISIONS

Some decisions are designed to be outside of the scope[d] of governance described in this document.

The Oasa Guardianship Agreement must be respected by the present agreement, as well as be put into practice on the ground by any members of TDF.

5.2.4 TOKEN HOLDER AGREEMENTS

  • Each year, the TOKEN Holders decide collectively how to evolve the Traditional Dream Factory
  • Decisions concerning: PINK PAPER, budget distribution,  vision changes, physical space changes, cultural programs, cultural citizen roles etc
  • Decided yearly with voting power according to the number of TOKENs (that can be bought or earned)
  • Process:
  • Create a proposal on the platform
  • Allow it to be reviewed by the members during a resting period

5.2.5 LIVING AGREEMENT

  • Decisions regarding the day to day operations (how we live together) is governed by members on the ground during that time
  • Decisions concerning: food, Interaction with the local community, events, schedule, organizing labor for internal activities, etc
  • Decided weekly & monthly by the members present according to their number of tokens

5.3 CIRCLES

Circles are groups of members who take responsibility for a certain domain. Anyone willing to do the work on a specific field can join a circle and co-create within the circle. The circle has the power to accelerate decision-making and speed up the transfer of knowledge. A circle can make autonomous decisions within its scope, so long as it doesn’t affect other circles and respects certain budget constraints. Circles should surface their decisions to the wider group during bi-weekly meetings.

Circles can be organized in any fashion, but we typically have a discord room or chat group + drive folder with documents. To be part of any circles, send us an email to apply!

5.3.1 ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

Led by CRU architects - this circle will make practical decisions on how to move forward with the architectural planning of TDF. Includes water systems, energy, heating, insulation, windows, and general construction plans for the project.

5.3.2 LAND & PERMACULTURE

Decisions on how/what/where to grow our forests of abundance. Includes Water Management (Decisions on how to best retain water in our soils, reuse water, and if possible avoid external water input to the land.

Waste management (Optimizing reusing the waste we generate) .

5.3.3 LEGAL & GOVERNANCE

Building the legal & technological framework for our collective structure.

5.3.4 EVENTS

Planning & production of events. Events need to be approved by the community when they can be intrusive for the community as a whole.

5.3.5. COMMUNITY & COMMUNICATION

Community curation, onboarding processes for visitors and members. It includes communication with the internal organization and with external partners, potential members & investors.

5.3 MEMBER ONBOARDING PROCESS

  • Application over Oasa platform
  • Interview with the Community Curator or Stewards
  • Join TDF for 2 weeks+ (including build period)
  • Final interview with the Community Curator or Stewards, and proposal is made in the DAO
  • Get vouched by the DAO

What do you get?

  • Your own room & bathroom (or a shared room)
  • Utilities (electricity, internet, etc)
  • Access to Spa ( sauna, pool, etc)
  • Access to Coworking space, conference rooms
  • Access to Atelier (wood, metalwork), Lab(chemistry), Library, Industrial kitchen (off hours)
  • Monthly cultural program & other events
  • Networking and empowering each other to be successful in whatever purpose one is driven by
  • Access to Member platform
  • Privileged cost of stay rates

What are your duties?

  • Participate in decision-making meetings
  • Gift 2 hours of your time per week stay to the community doing what you love and how you love - this can be taking a shift at the reception, doing gardening, creating a painting, or anything you love sharing
  • Contribute 1 month during the build period

5.4 OUT-BOARDING PROCESS

In case of inappropriate behavior, a member can get “reported”, and admins can block their access.

In the event a member is not aligned with the values of the community, the members should engage in a conversation with the community curator. The Community Curator should attempt to mediate the situation and engage in constructive conversations and can ask the member to re-evaluate their behavior and propose a mitigation plan. If the plan is not followed through, an un-vouching process occurs - all members are informed and can vote on the outcome.

At the end of the out-boarding process, a learning circle should collect feedback from the members and see how we can best improve the model.

Members who haven’t been present for 2 years or more are considered inactive and can lose their membership. Re-activating the membership requires a new vouching process.

6. DREAM FACTORING

Stewards and cultural citizens, as involved members of the community, can vision, prototype, build and run their dreams (projects/businesses) from within TDF.

During the initial phases, they can access the facilities and tools (for as many hours corresponding to their level of membership)  and support networks to launch their ideas.

They can use the TDF services, accounting, and billing without having to open their own business (which in Portugal can be at times lengthy and bureaucratic). In return, a percentage (20% or custom agreement per case basis) of their revenue or a profit share in case of pop-up/ irregular projects will be retained by the TDF. They can also use the internal resources, material library, and human capital in a mutual credit system, so there’s the least amount of monetary transactions and encouraging in this way an internal economy.

If after launch the business  requires the further use of facilities, space and tools beyond the hours allocated for their type of membership, rent will be determined on a case by case basis in addition to the percentage of revenue distributed to TDF.

6.1. RESTAURANT & CAFE

The restaurant and cafe will be fully equipped as an initial investment for TDF. The restaurant is staffed - there is a daily menu that reflects the season and the local produce available. Members can propose popup/experiential dinners and co-create them with the staff.

*** restaurant & cafe adds direct income to Traditional Dream Factory

*** the pop-up/experiential dinner organizers and TDF will share the profit (split to be determined)

6.2. EVENT SPACE

During the build time, the whole TDF can host a variety of events that fit with the current build phase of the space that will generate additional income streams for TDF.

Once the monthly Cultural Programs are set up, the event space will be reserved for those events pertaining to the Programs with events created for the internal community during the month and an OPEN HOUSE weekend. During the weekend the TIPIs can be used for additional accommodation and the cultural citizen can book vacant spaces for weekend visitors.

Additionally, POP-UP events can be proposed and voted on by the community. The organizers bear all costs (in credits or money).

Retreats & festivals can also be proposed and will be voted on by the community.

*** a reasonable rent amount will be determined for the use of space

*** the pop-up event & TDF will share profit (split to be determined)

6.3. FOOD TRANSFORMATION

Products can be transformed in the industrial kitchen & lab and sold within the TDF store or other venues. If the transformation is done within the limits of allocated use per facility, rent is not necessary. If more time and/or storage space (including walk-in fridge) is required,a rent agreement is negotiated.

*** a reasonable rent amount will be determined for the use of the space & tools (if necessary)

*** a percentage of the revenue will be distributed to TDF

*** examples: Hum(b)us, Kimchi & fermented products, Honey, Kombucha, Hot sauce, etc

6.4.  PRODUCT DESIGN

New products can come to life in the Dream Factory! Whether it is a physical product or a digital product, you will have access to the atelier, tools, and machinery, co-working space, a network of various skilled people that you can also hire by paying internal credits, and a physical store to show & sell your products. If products are produced in the atelier, using tools and machinery within the limit of use allocation/ facility per membership, rent is not necessary. If more time is required and/or storage space is used, rent can be added.

*** a reasonable rent amount will be determined for the use of the space & tools (if necessary)

*** a percentage of the revenue will be distributed to TDF

*** examples: Dream Neon, Digital agency, etc

7. CULTURAL PROGRAMS

7.1 MONTHLY PROPOSALS

After the GO LIVE event, members of the TDF

 can apply for monthly cultural citizenships on the community digital platform.  At this point, cultural citizenship is tied to the cultural program that they want to bring to TDF. A proposal for becoming a cultural citizen should be accompanied by a full proposal for a cultural activity for the month that the member applies for.

E.G. Arturo can submit a proposal over the OASA platform to become the cultural citizen for the month of August 2022. The program submitted is: “Blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies”.  

  • In case of a single proposal,  the proposal will pass as long as nobody is strongly opposed (see “decision making” chapter)
  • If there is more than one proposal for a specific month, the proposing members can discuss and agree on submitting for different months. If there are time constraints, the proposals will follow a vouching system, similar to vouching for members where those that have booked their stay to TDF for that respective month have a double vouching power than the rest of the members.
  • The programs that are not chosen can re-apply to other available months.

A cultural citizen position is rewarded in credits, equity & other currencies. The reward amount and methods will change over time according to the project’s evolution.

7.2 THEMES

Cultural programs are month-long programs submitted by cultural citizens. Proposals and schedules will be voted by the members. When creating a proposal, cultural citizens should consider a holistic impact evaluation: members, TDF, local community & nature (see more: decision-making article).

Cultural programs should evaluate which of our Impact KPIs can benefit from its implementation.

Examples:

Mycology

  • Land and nature
  • Reforestation, and planting diverse species

Local craftsmanship: tapestry, ceramics…

  • Equity and local economy
  • Materials and products

Film festival

  • Culture and community
  • Equity and local economy

Digital month: creating digital products at TDF

  • Culture and community etc

Cultural citizens can invite guest artists and/or experts to add value, bring knowledge or expertise during a cultural program. 10% of the occupancy is reserved for that purpose.

During the month, activities, workshops, and other events related to the monthly theme are created for the internal community (whoever is present at TDF during this month).

Events pertaining to the Programs can make use of all common spaces and events can be added to the calendar beforehand that will lock those spaces and resources needed.

8. EXPANSION

After GO LIVE, TDF can follow two different paths. Either an expanding economy or a retracting economy, depending on the constellation of members, the desired way of living and sharing resources, and other hard-to-predict factors.

If adopting an expanding economy:

  • We can build more living spaces
  • Mint more TOKENs
  • Possible actions: renovate farm, build on the 4000sq m urbanizable lots (can be a good option for families and long term stewards), renovate the old mill, etc

In case of a retracting economy:

  • We would have fewer members
  • Would lease some of the assets

Edit log

v0.1.x - 2020

Created by Ani & Sam.

v0.2.1 - 2021-06-06

Attendees: Ani, Sam, Livia, Alexandra, Ale, Florence, Benoit (...?)

Changes:

  • Values:
  • Livia: add elegance
  • Alexandra creativity, spontaneous emergence, connection
  •  Florence and Benoît: respect to other and environment, exchange, curiosity and creativity
  • Ale:  sustainability, authenticity, respect
  • Proposal flow:
  • Create a proposal template
  • Impact of the proposal on each stakeholder group
  • Clearly stated intention
  • How does it impact the masterplan
  • What could be some unintended consequences?
  • “What do we don’t know we don’t know yet?”
  • What assumptions are we making?
  • Where can we involve experts or individuals that have more experience?
  • How can we leverage others’ experiences to make an educated decision?
  • Digestion time - Allowing the community time to review, debate, propose
  • What rises to the level of a proposal, vs. what is considered “playing/for fun/temporary”?
  • Decision circles
  • quorum (as a whole, as a circle)
  • move faster by giving circles a certain autonomy
  • make sure we still have a minimum time (24hr) to “sleep on it”
  • When does a decision rise to the level of the community, rather than just a circle?
  • How do we handle new experiences/evidence if a proposal has already been started?
  • Proposals need to fit within the masterplan
  • Addition of Decision circles to governance (needs to be elaborated)

v0.2.2 - 2021-07-04

Attendees: Ani, Sam, Alexandra, Vincent, Freddie

Changes / proposals:

  • Tokens held by Guardians / Token Holders that go unused for 3 years post go-live should only be automatically put on sale if the token cost is at or above the price at “go-live”
  • Add rule about kids stays
  • Add rule about dogs
  • Refine & rephrase the decision-making process
  • Event proposals for TDF before & post GO LIVE
  • Member removal process (out-boarding)

V 0.3 - 2021- 11-17

  • Updated membership types and stewardship details - Ani

 

V 0.4 - 2021-12-29

  • Updated general layout, simplified language, updated member approval flow to require a general proposal instead of a custom vouching process - Sam

V 0.5 - 2022-04-10

  • Updated wording and clarifying language based on input from Fabienne - Sam

[a]Seems limited

[b]how would you expand on it?

[c]Art, Joy, Inspiration, ... ;)

[d]Or perhaps "above"? This sentence is not very clear to me