Isotopic Housing Project
Isotopic Housing™ Definition: A home which stands alone and requires no infrastructure whatsoever for water, electricity or sewage treatment making it completely independent.
This new paradigm concept for green sustainable homes and communities is at the heart and centre of the Family of Israel Foundation’s agenda for empowering mankind with the tools, technologies, and know-how to become completely decentralized and truly independent of anyone else for all the basic needs a person or family would require including the production of one’s own food (Hydroponically and organically grown chemical free fruits & vegetables as well as Aquaponic production of fresh fish as a source of high value healthy protein).
We will also include 3D Printing technologies for additive manufacturing which will utilize as its manufacturing feed-stock, plastic made from Hemp that is 10x stronger than steel, half the weight, and biodegradable. This will allow the independent manufacturing of any item or tool which may be needed and can also be used to provide an addition income stream.
One of the hallmark features of Isotopic Homes™ & communities is that instead of a person having to make a living to provide for a home, the home provides a living for its inhabitants. This is not just some Utopian dream, it is actually something we can do right here, right now! But in order to speed it along, we will need the help of all good people of the world who share our vision.
The foundations' board of directors feels that a pilot project should fulfill two very important objectives. One, helping the disadvantaged with housing solutions; the second objective, is to be a role model and an example of what can be done when you converge advanced technologies into a synergistic, holistic, green sustainable community which can be copied anywhere in the world where it is desperately needed. The benefits of this project will therefore be twofold.
Ultimately, we want to provide a model which can help people help themselves and reach independence. We want to move away from the paradigm of feeding a person a fish every day; which is not a sustainable model, to giving them the tools, knowledge, and resources to fish for themselves and even help others, making it a sustainable and socially equitable model.
The Benefits of Social, Environmental & Economic Convergence
The technologies we will be utilizing to create our vision
In order to realize our vision, we will be using several different structure building systems and technologies as well as new raw materials in order to give us the maximum flexibility in regard to building speed, low costs per square meter, ability to survive earthquakes and other natural disasters, minimal or no need for skilled labour, and the ability to source all the raw materials locally. These requirements are necessary in order for it to be sustainable & repeatable anywhere in the world.
This new paradigm shift for sustainable living, will once and for all, be able to decentralize and distribute water, electricity, sewage & solid waste recycling, fuel for transportation, production of food, telecommunications, high speed Internet, education, and added manufacturing utilizing 3D printers to produce almost any product or object.
Monolithic Forms Construction Technology
First we will start out with utilizing existing rapid deployment low cost construction technologies which will utilizes HempCrete instead of concrete as the building material to build the shell of the home in anywhere from 24 hours to several days depending on the size of the home and the technology method used for a total cost (not including the supplemental technologies) of $150-$250 USD per square meter depending on the country and the cost of labour.
We chose the Industrial Hemp plant as a flexible building material to start with, because it is a plant very high in cellulose and which grows very rapidly almost anywhere in the world, reaching 3-4 meters (9-12 feet) in just 3-4 months. It is also because this amazing plant has over 50,000 other uses. It can essentially house us, cloth us, feed us, and heal us while also being green and sustainable.
We will however also be able to use other existing feed-stock sources for plant cellulose such as crop wastes from wheat, corn, soybean etc…or paper and cloth sources that now reach our municipal waste landfills which would enable the recycling of these materials into homes or almost any other object.
The technology used to build the structure is a monolithic forms technology for building on a permanent location. It offers rapid deployment, low cost construction, and amazing design flexibility and can be used to build not just single and multifamily homes but large multilevel structures as well as shopping centers or other large structures such as a community centre, hospital, etc… You may view this construction technology in the videos below.
Another hallmark of this companies forms system and technology is the ability to build at the construction site rainwater drainage and storage solutions capable of collecting thousands of cubic meters of rainwater even in areas receiving very little annual rain fall. This will be used to supplement the water produced 24/7/365 by the home’s internal “Water from Air” Harvesting technology. It can be used for filling a swimming pool and or for the greenhouse and home garden.
Geoplast Form-work Systems 3D
Video footage of real GEOHOUSE by Geoplast
GEOHOUSE alternative building method
Geoplast Water Solutions
Geoplast Green Solutions
3D Printed Homes
What if you could download and print a house in one day for half the cost?
We will be partnering and collaborating with a company which has developed the first industrial 3D printing robotics, software, and advanced materials capable of 3D printing entire communities with up to 2,000 square foot homes. Using this technology, we can print a custom home, and we can do it quicker, with less waste, and at a lower cost than traditional home building methods (approximate $50 USD per square meter for the shell of the home). This is not science fiction, this is science fact. The system is comprised of 3 separate technological developments.
Gantry system designed to precisely control the deposition on concrete over a large print area.
Industrial control software and simple tablet based user interface designed to make it easy to select, design, and print structures.
3. Advanced Materials
Cement-based mix designed to be pumped and extruded without slumping, bonding between layers, and hardening quickly with a compressive strength of 6,000 psi, well above the strength of existing building materials. Each mix can be programmed for specific attributes. We will also be developing new formula mixes which are not cement based but utilize feed-stock which is plant cellulose based, feed-stock which can include municipal organic waste as well as Industrial Hemp and other crop waste.
Instant Nomadic Housing
The next category of Isotopic Housing™ is the nomadic version utilizing technologies which allows almost instant (10 minutes) deployment of a house and costing approximately $1,800 per square meter depending on custom features requested. This price will come way down once these homes are manufactured on a large scale. The transport size of the folded home is the same size as a standard 40 foot shipping container, making transport anywhere in the world a simple and painless move.
The added benefit of these housing solutions is that it allows complete and rapid relocation mobility. If one grows tired of his/her surroundings or neighbours, or needs to relocate for a new job, or for any other reason, one can just literally fold up the house in 10 minutes and transport it to the new location. These features provide unprecedented mobility and freedom in today’s rapidly changing dynamic world. It also creates a new class of a movable and transferable asset.
Water Production from Air
“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink” (an old quote of British Sailors). The next wars will not be fought over oil, but over water. After air, water is the most vital element required for the survival of mankind. 97% of the world’s water is oceans, 2% is locked up in the North & South poles leaving only 1% of which a quarter of that is polluted and not fit for human consumption. This situation is not sustainable and must be resolved in a more creative way. Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is linked to water-related diseases from drinking contaminated water. Another approximately 4,500 people die every day from simple lack of clean drinking water. Water production must be decentralized and distributed in order to prevent further death and for this problem to not escalate even further.
The best solution we could come up with is Atmospheric Water Vapour Processing Technology (Water from Air) which will utilizes a newly developed nano-material which is hydrophilic (attracts water) on one side while the other side being hydrophobic (rejects water) thus literally sucking the water right out of the air with the only electricity being required by the fan which moves fresh air through the system and the filtration and real-time quality control/monitoring systems.
The system can operate on the electricity produced by only 2 solar panels. This system will even work in the desert with humidity as low as 20%. This new nano-material can extract approximately 288 litres of water per day per square meter of material. This approach for extracting water from air is a radical shift from the current technology which utilizes the process of condensation and uses 100 year old air conditioning compressors which require over 25KW of electrical power to produce an average of 1 cubic meter (1,000 litres) per day at a 50% humidity level while being only 25% efficient.
Production of Green Electricity
Advanced Solar/Wind systems for electrical power generation (immediately available with more advanced and exotic energy technologies to be made available in the next 2-3 years). The solar panels we will use are very high efficiency and the wind technology we will be using is a patented technology called the Wind Cube™ or WindWall™which utilizes a ducted fan design and can be stacked. The other patented wind technology by the same inventor is called a WindPipe™ which has no propeller so it is very quite and does not kill birds. It is essentially a telescoping tube shaped like an upside-down cone which channels the wind down the pipe creating a powerful vortex which drives the linear electric generator at the bottom of the WindPipe™.
The history of windmills reaches back 3,700 years, all way to the 2nd millennia BC when Babylonian ruler Hammurabi supposedly unveiled his plans to convert the power of the wind using automated network of irrigation windmills that would provide water to his land. Modern windmills as we know them today started first appearing around 8th and 9th century in middle east and Western Asia. Initially popularized by Muslims, windmills soon arrived in India, China and Europe, where they went through several cycles of incredible innovation. But over the last few centuries, very little innovation has been done in improving the design, efficiency, and safety of windmills, as well as reducing the many current limitations imposed by today’s current wind technology; that is until now, with the Wind Cube™ & WindPipe™ design.
These wind powered devices can operate even in areas with zone 4 winds which conventional wind turbines must use a governor to slow it down so as not to destroy the turbine. With wind speeds of over 11 meters per second the power conversion is P=V3 (Power=Velocity Cube). The Wind Cube™, WindWall™ or WindPipe™ can operate at wind speeds over 60 Km per hour as well as wind speeds as low as 2 meters per second.