Traditional Dream Factory - pink paper
TRADITIONAL DREAM FACTORY
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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- SHORT TERM
- MEDIUM TERM
- LONG TERM
- EMPOWERMENT / INTERDEPENDENCY
- RESPONSIBILITY / CARE / REGENERATION
- TOKEN DEFINITION & RULES
- INSTALLMENT PLAN
- GUARDIANS / TOKEN HOLDERS
- CULTURAL CITIZENS
- CHILDREN & PETS
- DECISION MAKING
- PROPOSALS FLOW
- RESTING PERIOD
- IMMUTABLE DECISIONS
- TOKEN HOLDER AGREEMENT
- LIVING AGREEMENT
- LAND MANAGEMENT
- WATER MANAGEMENT
- WASTE MANAGEMENT
- LEGAL & GOVERNANCE
- ON-BOARDING PROCESS
- OUT-BOARDING PROCESS
- RESTAURANT & CAFE
- FOOD TRANSFORMATION
- PRODUCT DESIGN
- MONTHLY PROPOSALS
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:
- 153 km / 1h36 to Lisbon
- 30km / 35 min to Melides beach
- 21 km / 24 mins to Santiago do Cacém (nearest city, hospital, etc)
- 1km / 5 min to store, ATM, cafe
Adjacent to the factory buildings, 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)
- 3 loft studios + music production live-in studio
- Family (or group of friends) private house
- 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, Open Forest Protocol, 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.
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.
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
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. We often 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
Creating a white space for serendipity. Letting the creative flow emerge. Curiosity comes from purpose. Foster one’s purpose and curiosity.
- TDF is the first physical location of OASA and it is a sovereign entity.
- There are two land titles:
- The old chicken farm, with the buildings (purple area). The initial purchase of this one was backed by Sam Delesque through a mortgage. Until the mortgage is paid off completely there will be a lease to buy contract between Enseada Sonhadora (portuguese company with TDF members as shareholders established in 2021 to run operations on the ground) and Samuel Delesque, with a set price of the PURCHASE TOTAL and discounting a monthly rent. The option to buy will be executed at anytime when TDF accumulates sufficient funds, and no later than the GO LIVE event when TDF obliges to buy the property and transfer the rights of use to the approved members.
- The beautiful land we are stewarding around the buildings (yellow and green area). Samuel Delesque is leasing these 25ha with the option to buy, in a contract that writes that whilst lease is being paid we can start regenerating the 5he just behind the buildings (yellow area). Samuel will transfer tittle to Enseada once TDF raises funds to acquire.
- The Traditional Dream Factory is a DAO that governs the land project. TDF DAO acquires its legal recognition in the articles of the OASA Swiss Association. OASA is a non-profit Association working on protecting land for future generations while giving its members access to exceptional living amenities. It was established in Switzerland as this is currently the only European jurisction that offers legal recognition to DAOs.
- OASA will own entirely Enseada Sonhadora (portuguese company that holds the land tittles and does local operations). OASA recquires that all the projects in its network abide to its Principles of Regeneration and Land Stewardship, which assure that the land based projects (like TDF) and their contributors mantain soils, native vegetation, water bodies and other resources of the land based projects in their healthiest forms. It also assures that the communities are governed on the basis of rules that are just.
- $TDF tokens are issued by OASA, which will send funds to Enseada Sonhadora for the renovations of the buldings, the regneration of the land and all local project operations are made by Enseada Sonhadora.
- TDF is the Guardian of the land and entitled to operate as long as it respects the regenerative guidelines of OASA ensuring regenerative practices are in place indefinitely.
4.1 TOKEN DEFINITION & RULES
A $TDF is a coin and represents the “right of use” of the TDF property and facilities.
- A $TDF gives the approved members the right of use of TDF property and facilities.
- 1 $TDF corresponds to 1 day intended to spend at TDF. Bookings will be done over the OASA digital platform - Closer.
- The $TDF does not give the member to the right to stay in a specific room. We will optimize occupancy 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 $TDF renews every year. If a member has 60 $TDF, they can book 60 nights every year.
- $TDF can be bought or earned in different funding rounds at different prices and token holders can become members after going through the onboarding process.
- $TDF 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 $TDF’s first minting round are reserved for equity distribution. Tasks for the building phase of the prohect are attributed with a $TDF value and those who complete them get rewarded. Proposals for tasks are submitted and voted by community members.
4.2 INSTALLMENT PLAN FOR TOKENS
$TDF 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 (2023/2024).
You are committed to buying 90 $TDF right off the bat in the first funding round, but only have funds for 60, you can finance 30 $TDF 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 $TDF at the price of that round is forfeited along with any balance on non-accrued $TDF. All $TDF that have been paid off remain in possession of the member.
The governance model is structured in different layers according to the type of involvement and financial contributions.
5.1.1 TOKEN HOLDERS
- $TDF holders are supporting the project financially by contributing capital to the treasury that can be used to build the facilities and regenerate the land.
- Being a $TDF holder does not give priviledged access to TDF facilities and DAO governance. For that it is necessary to also go through the onboarding process and be vouched as a member.
- Being a member means that you are part of TDF DAO.
- Members get priviledged access to TDF facilities (stay at running costs, priority booking over guests and more) and get to participate in TDF DAO governance based on their Proof of Presence.
- To become a member see the Onboarding Process and submit your application at Traditional Dream Factory.
- Memberships are non transferable and must correspond to a single individual.
- For a in-depth understanding of what being a member entails, check our Membersheep Agreement.
5.1.3 DAO CONTRIBUTORS
- Those individuals that are both members & token holders
- Can participate in the governance
Co-creators are Stewards and Circle members that are committed to make TDF go live. Operations are run based on principles of decentralised decision-making, agile governance and Sociocracy 3.0 (and probably many more). TDF social design has been crafted as we build and iterated as we learn.
- Stewards are members that commit their time and energy towards the building, care and steward of TDF on the ground.
- Stewards commit to run operations of TDF on the ground for a full season (spring, summer or autumn). They oversee and execute the project according to the masterplan, with the support of the Circles team.
- A team of Stewards is composed by at least three members, who can comfortably lead and share the three hats that are the pillars of TDF operations on the groud: social, economic, environmental.
- 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 that TDF is.
- Stewards can launch and operate their own as well as community-owned business/project at TDF.
- Stewards can propose events, retreats and festivals.
- Stewards stay for free at TDF during their stewardship and they are rewarded in $TDF and/or cash for their contribution.
- Stewards can to vouch for new members.
- Circles are groups members that meet mostly online to contribute around a certain domain. Circles accelerate operational decision-making process and Circle participation allows for sharing of responsibility and knowledge of the project accross members.
- In August 2022 TDF Cirles are:
- Legal and Governance. Co-creates the legal framework of TDF by setting up all necessary entities (Enseada, Oasa,conrract drafting, etc). Also responsible for DAO architecture and for connecting with Closer.earth (TDF online platform).
- Land Regeneration & Permaculture. Decisions on how/what/where to grow our forests of abundance. Includes reforestation, food systes, water management (how to best retain water in our soils, reuse water, and if possible avoid external water input to the land) and waste managemnet (optimizing and reusing the waste we generate).
- Architecture & Construction. Led by CRU architects, this circle makes practical decisions with regards to the architectural planning of TDF. Includes water systems, energy, heating, insulation, windows, and general construction plans.
- Community & Members. Cares for internal community (members) and external folks who are curious about the project. Iterates the onboarding processes for visitors and members. Also responsible for partnerships and investors.
- Coordination Circle. This circle is composed by a delegate from all other Circles and is with the aim of coordinating efforts and sharing key-decision made. Its a central point that aligns vision and dreams with operations, aligns roadmaps and strategizes the next bext steps f the project.
- Circle teams work in season cycles (winter, spring, summer, fall). Members who want to contribute and co-create TDF can join a Circle, and should do it for at leasr one cycle.
- A Circle can make autonomous decisions within its scope, so long as it doesn’t affect other circles and respects certain budget constraints. Overlaps are discussed in Coordination Circle.
- Each circle has a discord channel, a google drive folder and a notion page where it organises its domains, tasks and operations.
- To join a Circle members should contact the Community Curator or any Circle member.
- Guests are people staying at TDF that are not members or residents. They are probably friends and family or TDF members.
- They can only book their stay on the last minute basis (one month in advance), all the other times being blocked and reserved for members.
- Members can host a 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).
- Guests can become members if they go through the Onboarding Process.
- Residents are guest artists and/or skill experts invited by Stewards to add value, bring knowledge and/or expertise during a stewardship.
- Residents and Stwerds agree on an appropirate contribution from the Resident ot the project with clear deliverables and timeline in exchange for a free stay at TDF, cash or $TDF.
- 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).
- Residents can become members if they go through the Onboarding Process.
5.1.8 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:
- A member has an idea/dream they would like to implement.
- The member describes that idea and evaluates its potential impact on the above TDF stakeholders.
- 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).
- 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.
- Once the resting period is over, the proposal is automatically approved unless there are open concerns.
- 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 (related to the use of land) are designed to be discussed outside of the governance described in this document.
The Principles of Regeneration and Land Stewardship 🌳 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)
- 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 MEMBER ONBOARDING PROCESS
Being a TDF Member means that TDF is one of your homes. That comes with many advantages and also certain duties and responsibilities. With great power, great responsibility.
A member is a person who has spent at least 14 days at TDF and has been vouched by other members to be a part of the community. In order to become a TDF DAO contributor and participate in the governance, in addition to be a $TDF token holder, a membersheep is mandatory.
Check our Membersheep Agreement to see all details about membersheep here.
5.3.1 Getting a Membersheep
- Accumulate Proof of presence at TDF by spending at least 14 nights at TDF.
- Ask Community Curator or Steward to become a member.
- Community Curator or Steward will bring aplication to be vouched by other members.
- Depending on voucing process result, membersheep is approved or rejected.
5.3.2 Membersheep Benefits
- Booking a stay at TDF without a need for approval (when there is availability) and get access to all dreamy facilities.
- Booking stay at TDF with $TDF tokens and stayuing at running costs.
- Earn $TDF tokens in exchange for contributions to build TDF.
- Participation in DAO governance system and decision-making processes with Proof of Presence.
- Access to member platform on Closer [in development, WIP]
- Can become a TDF Co-creator (steward or circle member)
5.3.3 Membersheep Duties
- Actively participate in developing TDF by spending at least 14 days on site per year (during build phase)
- Actively contributing for 1-2 land projects/tasks when on the ground
- Participate in the online members calls (at least 1 every season cycle)
- Live up to TDF values and respect and inforce the Principles of Regeneration and Land Stewardship
- Respect TDF Visitor Guide norms while staying at TDF (emergent document that describes how we live together at TDF)
- Participate in DAO Governance.
- Pay the member price (running costs) during your stays at TDF.
- Be active in vouching process for new members.
5.4 OUTBOARDING 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 outboarding 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 contributors, 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. We
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, TDF members 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.
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.
- Land and nature
- Reforestation, and planting diverse species
Local craftsmanship: tapestry, ceramics…
- Equity and local economy
- Materials and products
- 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.
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
v0.1.x - 2020
Created by Ani & Sam.
v0.2.1 - 2021-06-06
Attendees: Ani, Sam, Livia, Alexandra, Ale, Florence, Benoit (...?)
- Livia: add elegance
- Alexandra creativity, spontaneous emergence, connection
- Florence and Benoît: respect to other and environment, exchange, curiosity and creativity
- Ale: sustainability, authenticity, respect
- 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”?
- 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
V 0.6 - 2022-08-11
- Updated small format bugs, process, funding, governance - Bea