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The Habitat Blog and webs site

Welcome to "The Habitat" Wiki

TheHabitatTransperent small.png This MediaWiki site, using the same software as Wikipedia, has been developed to document various aspects of The Habitat Project. The Related blog and website is here [1]

The Habitat Preliminary Model

Visitors are encouraged to contribute by creating a user account and to use the "discussion tab" on any given page to propose or discuss new content. Experienced users may change the content using the edit option.

The Habitat - Project

A building for the demonstration of the sustainable systems used in its construction.

The Habitat Project is a practical real-world project you can participate in both online and in person on site. We are building a "Shipping Container Structure" with the view to rapidly creating a lock up "Sleepover space" to enable a range of sub-projects to be undertaken by interested participants. Why have we called it "The Habitat"?, because this is both what it provides (human Habitation), what it lives alongside (natural Habitats) and needs to integrate into. At some stage we will look to naming the resulting structure.

Join us - Participating

Project Structure

Project Phases and processes Special note: Innovative techniques in project management and collaboration will drive this project.

Sub-Projects / Blackbox designs

Sub-projects focus on implementing sustainable features and practices and includes bush regeneration and co-operative farming such as a food forests.

Sub-projects and Program phases Sub-projects can operate in any project phase but will dominate the The Habitat - Evolutionary Design Phase and ultimately the The Habitat - Business as Usual Phase. Many sub-projects will be focused on specifics of The Habitat features.


The specific Sub-projects will be determined by participants and are proposed on the Sub-Projects page.

See also The Habitat - Project Brief

The Habitat vision

To build an ultra-Sustainable structure which includes a home and extencive features to support ongoing sustainability projects, eco-tourisium and various themed retreats. Provide ongoing access to participating individuals and organisations for the purpose of sustainability education, demonstration of installed features and engaging a wider audience on sustainability. The Habitat will provide a "platform" on which to place a range of sustainability projects with interested parties.

The Habitat may be a place, but it is also present in the virtual world of the Internet and encourages the full publication of options, alternatives, decisions and the "as built" features.

The Habitat Preliminary Model

The Habitat vision - Details

The Habitat Principals

The Habitat Principals refers to a set of principals that all aspects of the project and design endeavours to apply. It also introduces principals that will influence how the project proceeds such as the "Evolutionary Design Principal", and Principals that support concurrent external projects such as the "Sustainable Systems Method and Principal".

The Habitat features

The Habitat Features refers to specific sustainable components, Principals and approaches considered for inclusion in The Habitat. New features should be proposed in the discussion tab of the The Habitat features page. Please propose any sustainable feature you think relevant, we will document even features we do not adopt and the reasoning behind the decisions taken.

Each feature will be a reference work in is own right. Such features will become or be included in a Sub-Project when an actual team is established and planning take place to make it happen.

See The Habitat features - Details

Related Projects

The Sustainable Systems Method

The Project as a whole and individual sub-projects will have the Sustainable Systems Method applied to them.

Things by People, Systems and Things

Some projects will involve the hacker, maker and Internet of Things IoT movements, and will thus use the Things focused initiative at Things.PSaT.com.au, provided by People, Systems and Things at PSaT.com.au

Sustainability Projects

The Habitat Project utilises website infrastructure and services provided at SustainabilityProjects.org. Additional services such as the development of sub-project website and resources may be used. Specific attention to existing SustainabilityProjects, SustainabilityNews and Links.