Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set – a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world.
So far they have prototyped 8 of the 50 Machines and been expanding rapidly. They are 100% crowd-funded.