New Ferrocement Shell Technology – A new frontier for Sustainable Design is now open to explore with this accessible technology. This easy-to-use technology is based in a simple but special high-strength Shell Mix Design; a new builder-friendly Layering Strategy for the reinforcing & shell; an easy Truss Framing Method for smooth & precise shapes; a sturdy Structural Sandwich or Stress-Skin design that provides a broad insulating thickness for large volumes of Recycled Materials, site-available fill or easy-to-place Cellular Concrete; New techniques for Insulated Foundations and Insulated Floors; and it is based in a Monolithic Core Architecture that blends the stress-skin roof, Bell Flared Columnsand the beautiful curvilinear, cantilevered and unbreakable Curled Edge Awning, into one solid piece that can flex to redistribute intense deformation strains without damage. This is because the core monolith is mechanically separate from the Entry Wall Designs that are still anchored well between the columns and sheltered under the awning. This ensures longevity, design adaptability and an unsurpassed stability for earthquake, hurricane and tornado safety. The garden-supporting awning emphasizes protecting high-production gardens and the management of water (rain runoff) into the supporting terrain and ecology. All the values related to sustainable living are taught, even to the generations of the far future, using simple, elegant and enduring natural form and shelter. Shambhala Village symbolizes a timeless, enduring and magical hidden mountain garden where nature and people thrive in tranquility and wholeness. It is a place of magical-seeming architectural wonders that are blended into the wild spirit of natural beauty that is rich with life and the bounty that springs forth from ancient wisdoms that teach, if one listens, the ways to live on in peace, protected from the turmoil and karma of civilization. Shambhala is about the life-sustaining deep peace of authentic wealth. These enduring ways are rooted in simple appreciation of how things are and what is real, true and simple. The wisdom of Shambhala is imbued with lasting appreciation for what is truly satisfying and sustaining in our life, our spirit, our health and our peace of mind. It is the tangible and down to earth knowledge and actions for genuine value and how to create it, appreciate it and sustain it. Why Shambhala? ....
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG ENDURING HOMES, GARDENS & PEACE
WHY SHAMBHALA VILLAGE?
The name 'Shambhala Village' is chosen because it contrasts the
delusional and impractical idea of ‘Utopia’, which is a hope of
convenience, safety and happiness being provided to us by a shiny
organized city-life society or government. Shambhala is more of a
solution signifying a unity of humane, sane, practical and
technologically capable individuals that see the futility in trying to
rescue the unwilling from their delusional ways that force righteous
seeming rules upon others. Shambhala Village is united under the
flag of tolerance for differences and natural freedom. Villagers also
recognize genuine wealth. It is a wealth measured in humanity as
opposed to the false-value wealth measure of civilization that is
driven and measured by the gains of elitist status seekers who exploit
laborers and conscripts for their own false-value gains.
Beautiful secret mountain gardens with breathtaking organic architecture for enduring
homes and small diverse groups united by tolerance for each other & for a love of freedom.
This is the fruition of the vision of the Age of Enlightenment that gave birth to great & free
nations, such as ours.
Shambhala may be mythological only to those who cannot see it. It is invisible to many
because it exist outside of the history of a civilization that is defined by centralized river
valley agriculture. This civilization has been blinded by the delusional ways despotism, greed
and self-exaltation over others. Enslavement, by the state or industry, seems rampant
already. People work harder and harder and get less and less. The middle class is shrinking,
There is an alternative to becoming a sedentary and controlled labor force that is kept busy
working at low-pay to pay taxes & mortgages in the lowland cities. We do not have to be
subdued by industry-controlled mass media that will use basic persuasion; focus the people's
anger on free loaders and fear of exaggerated dangers from far away lands to keep big
industry in control, to conscript our young and to waste the people's potential for wealth,
understanding & peace on the false-value ambitions of only the elite.
Shambhala Village is about reclaiming our right to build our own homes and our right to
have a place to be in this world. It is about understanding and overcoming the delusional
and destructive tendencies of our human minds and our tendency to be subjugated by it and
by others. It is about clear seeing, calm rationale, peace, restorative justice, liberation,
independent production, networking of micro enterprise and living sustainably. Shambhala
is also about recognizing our connection to nature and to others and helping people out. It is
the ancient hill fort way of a wealthy, enduring and independent humanity.