Type-1 Hackbase:
    "Liquid shared rented/owned house"
< RFC >

Replication instructions and info.
More → info@totalism.org

    2016-11-20 stub
    2016-12-06 draft
    2017-11-23 updated
    2020-08-15 moveover
    2020-08-20 overview

    🔗hackbases (there are several types!), 🔗hacking-housing, 🔗puzzles, and 🔗architecture.

Basic idea


Via Hackerspaces.org🔗Hackbase:
    A Hackbase or Hackerbase is a Live-in Hackerspace - a hackerspace with a capacity for coliving:
        → everything you would expect from a hackerspace + place to stay (sleep, eat, ...)
        ... this includes being publicly accessible (via a clear and non-discriminatory process)
        able to host short or long-term stays
        → residents cover their own costs (which are usually far less than "normal" lifestyles)
        extension on the practices of sharing already present in hackerspaces
        hosts hacker Residencies and Exchanges


Specifically, "LIQUID" means ...

    * anyone can come, stay & leave at any time

    * the space must thus be able to facilitate that:
        maximize ability to host people, minimize cost
        be highly reconfigurable

    * a place functionally useful for both (co-)living and (co-)working

    * maximize "positive" and "negative" freedom:
        See → Wiki🔗Two_Concepts_of_Liberty
        == Minimum "must", maximum "can"


Necessary pieces

    * PLACE → find & choose suitable

        * low-cost !

        * relatively easy to get to, internationally:
            document travel access well!

        * interesting location:
            very populated? (cities, interesting suburbs, ...)
            very natural? (nature, landscapes, ...)

        * relatively free from interference:
            (from neighbours, building owners)

        * somewhat reconfigurable:
            (free to change interior at least to a normal extent)

        * [...]
        (classification related to 🔗land-attributes) ###

    * EQUIPMENT → tools

        * don't worry too much from the beginning to have everything

        * necessary (house):
            * a functioning kitchen
            * household textile: towels, blankets, pillows, covers, sleeping bags, ...
            * beds & temporary sleep areas
            * other house basics (washing machine, couches, mood lights, ...)
            * basic sound system
            * a medic box

        * necessary (lab):
            * work furniture (ergonomics): table, chairs
            * power plugs everywhere
            * net: internet uplink, house wifi coverage, LAN cables
            * simple house server
            * basic DIY tools: screwdrivers, battery multi-tool...
            * boxes / strong bags to organize things (cables, ...)
            * [...]

        * (CHT reference):
            →🔗stuff (list of equipment)
            →🔗ordering (investigating & ordering new equipment)

    * HOUSE MANUAL → master document

        * open editable by anyone:
            in this way, rules are maintained by consensus
            suggestion: using etherpad + 🔗E2H works best!

        * must contain:
            * basic info (where, purpose, financials, etc)
            * how to get there (travel!)
            * rules, routine & house dynamics:
                (→🔗roles, 🔗newcomers)
            * basic location context:
                nearby shops, transportation points, cultural sites

        * (CHT reference):
            🔗manual (also partially, 🔗web)

    * INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE → reconfigurable, ergonomic

        * create a transformable ("reconfigurable") space:
            * unfixed roles for rooms! (not separating sleeping/working space)
            * easily movable furniture
            * don't assemble things in a way that are difficult to change
            * use trays for everything:
                (don't clutter any surface directly)
                ### a photo
            * [...]

        * maximize ergonomics:
            quality sitting & work surfaces

        * maximize potential sleeping space:
            * repurposing secondary space (basements, attics, sheds, terraces...)
            * couches!
            * in-house tents!
            * build "sleeping pods"
            * practice "hot-bunking" (see Wiki🔗Hot_Racking (radical)
            * [...]

        * (some more ideas):
            * see 🔗hacking-housing for non-standard architecture inspiration
            * consider smoking and non-smoking places!
            * [...]

    * FINANCES → sustainable, low/no investment

        * do not extract from crew! collect only sustainable costs:
            expected ~400€/month (all inclusive) anywhere in EU

        * find effective suppliers:
            food in bulk, energy, internet, order-in hardware, etc

        * try organising a common work connection:
            CHT example → 🔗coop

        * CHT's detailed & generally proposed implementation:
            →🔗manual#____BUDGETING ("sustainable contribution") - simpler

    * COMMON WORKFLOW → tools for notes, ideas & guiding action

        * basically, you need a way where any crew can instantly access & contribute to the base 

        * (CHT reference):
            🔗workflow, especially "localnet"
            also see parts of 🔗manual

    * PUBLICATION → publish site & promote existence

        * set up a website:
            * a hackerspaces.org entry will do at beginning

        * make the basic listings:
            * your own https://wiki.hackerspaces.org profile
            * link on Hackerspaces.org🔗Hackbases
            * add to 🔗alike
            * join #hackbases on Freenode
            * more!:
                * Nomadwiki
                * HackerCouch
                * [...]

        * consult 🔗pr for more

Existing instances

    → Hackerspaces.org🔗Hackbases
    → https://pad.land/hackbases
    → 🔗alike

Future direction:
    Define inter-coordination infrastructure.
    How can a network of independent bases work together?
    see → 🔗intersub, 🔗consolidation

<----------- this could transclude from #alike via attributes! ###

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