The Village Collective


The Village Collective


We want to create the ultimate network of awesome places to reside or visit, to continue the trend toward greater flexibility in this game called Life.

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We want to create a network of "villages". These villages would be awesome places to live. They would be filled with adorable tiny houses, earthen domes, and straw bale houses. There are natural swimming pools, the freshest foods you will ever eat grown right outside your door, and amazing people to hang out with. You can also trade living situations between the network. Say you want to live in Germany for 3 months on a whim (or for a job), if we get big enough we would hope to be able to accommodate that whim (or job placement). The bigger the network the quicker/more likely it will be able to fill that order/request. Or think of it like the dopest time share of all time but you wouldn't be limited to a specific week. We would build the network both by buying properties and by convincing property owners to put their properties into the network. They could put their spots in for as much or as little time as they wanted, keeping some time for personal use or Airbnb, or dogsledding, or watever. 

Part of our competitive advantage would come from a series of tools related to the environmental impact of the properties. As a service to the property owner we would provide a system of tools and operations such as composting, human waste processing, regenerative agriculture, biogas production, renewable electricity generation, recycling, and Net Positive housing design and construction. Individual members of The Village Collective could be incentivized through a gamified app interface to properly sort waste streams such as aluminum, glass, cardboard, food waste, various types of plastic. You could also gamify cooking meals for other villagers, cleaning up around the villages, doing repairs, tending to plants and animals etc. They could earn credits that they could use to buy the fresh grown food, or other goods produced on site, or to pay for services offered by other villagers. 

Ultimately our goal is for every person on the planet to have multiple awesome places they can call home. We find it simply unacceptable that there are homeless people in this world. We should build homes for them so they won't be homeless anymore. For every $100,000 in profit we make we will build a tiny house for the homeless.

The Village Collective is an idea for a worker-owned Benefit Corporation. For every so $100,000 in profit we make we will build a tiny house for the homeless.

"[We use] a simple formula based on the principle that a person's % share of the equity should always be equal to that person's share of the at-risk contributions. 

At-risk contributions include time, money, ideas, relationships, supplies, equipment, facilities or anything else someone provides without full payment of it's fair market value. Every day people contribute more and more to a company in hopes that it will someday generate a profit, go public or sell. Because contributions are constantly being made, the model is dynamic. It self-adjusts to stay fair.

There are two basic types of contributions. Cash contributions consume cash, non-cash contributions do not. Time, for instance, is a non-cash contribution whereas an reimbursed expense is a cash contribution. Slicing Pie normalizes cash and non-cash contributions by converting to a fictional unit called a "Slice". A slice represents a normalized at-risk contributions. A slice is kind of like a poker chip.

An individuals % share = individual's Slices ÷ all Slices

At any given time, the above formula will provide a perfect equity split. The formula applies until the company breaks even or raises enough capital to pay participants for their contributions. At this point the split "freezes" and subsequently determines the distribution of dividends or the proceeds of a sale.

ot only does Slicing Pie determine a perfect equity split, but also it will help you calculate a fair buyout price, if any, when someone leaves the company before breakeven.

Slicing Pie is used by entrepreneurs all over the worl. The books, videos and content below provide detailed instructions on making the model work for your company. Slicing Pie is the fairest way to split equity on the planet!"