Neighborhoods and Common Areas
Homes will be designed to promote connection through the use of common areas. Common areas will be designated to each neighborhood that will offer a lifestyle improvement to the community, starting with this list of seven components of well-being and branching out from there.
The Habitat Center will be the areas of the archology where members of the community live and sleep. This part of the archology is private. Customers from outside the community would not be directed into this part of the community. This part of the community is where children can play freely without fear and professionals can let their hair down. Two hundred adults and their families must decide how they want to live and what their highest priorities are as they design their living quarters.
What is the perfect human habitat? We must have a clear vision or we won’t know what we are trying to accomplish. What kind of neighborhood will bring each individual to that elusive sense of “Social Well-Being?” Is a circle? Is it an octagon? Does it follow the Fibonacci pattern? Or does the shape matter at all? Do we need close quarters and shared common areas? Should it be indoors like a hotel with indoor common areas? Do we want to be outdoors like our original ancestors and walk around naked? Is the perfect human habitat the same for all humans or like the bee hive is always shaped in a hexagonal honey comb, is there a perfect human habitat that we will all recognize the moment we see it and finally feel at home?
When Zoologists create habitats for exotic wild animals they take great care to study the habits and instincts of each animal to ensure that they are creating an environment in which the animal will be most likely to thrive and have healthy offspring. Why would we take any less care in creating the habitat for ourselves and our children?
Think of a bee hive. There is a certain number of bees that make up a hive. When there is the right number of bees, everyone has what they need. They each know their jobs. They know what to for the good of the hive. Would bees be happier and experience greater well-being if you separated them each in their own hive that you built for them and then supplied all the honey they need?
Everyone intuitively knows that providing separate little hives would never lead to greater well-being for the honey bee. They don't have to build their own hive. They don’t have to gather their own nectar. They don’t have to turn the nectar into honey. They might have an easier life, but they don't have a greater sense of well-being because they are separated from the hive and have no meaning or purpose to their lives.