Space Talks : Utopian Counter Culture, Eco Architecture & Conscious Living with Tony Gwilliam

Tony Gwilliam is an architect and author of Far From Boring – a book about his life and work in the fields of sustainable living and ecologically-friendly architecture.

Regenerative living in the tropics

We moved to Bali end of 2019, just before the pandemic hit. During our very first road trip across the island, we met Tony Gwiliam in Padangbai, who showed us the GHome prototype there. We instantly knew that if we were ever to build a home on the island, it would be a GHome.


is designed to encourage and support individual initiatives and spontaneous cooperation for making the world work optimally for all of humanity.

As humans move from physical labor to a preoccupation with creation, dance, yoga, education, experiment, search, research, development, prototyping, etc. Our homes will evolve to support these activities. The is one such environment, a research lab, studio, art, play, stage and performance space, maker-bot space. It’s not just a house, it’s a temple for creative living, a tool to help you live a joyful and creative life.

Your home shall be a beautiful functional shelter that can be tuned in to provide your personal needs mostly through software, not physical objects. Virtual and augmented Reality, Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotic construction of homes are making inroads. No more birthing in the garage, replace your garage footprint with a is a global open source that is providing tools to people, enabling them to more easily build their home to suit their unique lifestyle within this time of global change and creativity.

You may ask why not a geodesic dome or bamboo house. And I understand that Buckys legacy may suggests that this GHome is already out of date and redundant. It may soon be, it is definitely on the cusp between the past industrialization and the future natural. I believe it to be a useful stepping stone as we are not yet quite ready to make the jump. The 3D printed natural home will be here soon.

Build a Ghome tool library

in each community to link local and global regeneration workers.

A Ghome provides the global links allowing the new nomads to link their global knowledge and skills with the local skills and knowledge, valuing both provides a boost of support for local communities and enables them to contribute to planetary healing.

With the addition of many new flexible personal technologies and tools the Ghome becomes the building you want it to be. Depending on which tools are on line GHome becomes a school, a home, a clinic, a manufacturing space, a co-working space, temple, a studio, a communication center, a food place, a market, etc. Ghomes shall contain the tools for health, work, sleep, education, communication, creation, research, monitoring, exploration etc. These specialist tools include microscopes, telescopes, maker bots, video equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and other tools that are now available to the individual with the selection increasing daily . The phone and internet have already become the centralised tool with many faces. The village GHome shall be the container, and shelter for both the tools and the local and global tool users and will also provide an inspirational model home which can be copied byb the community. The GHome shall be a seeding tree in the community and shall naturally grow into a forest.

Most existing building types and their human and organisational infrastructure are made redundant by new technologies. Ghome is like a radio:- you tune it to the channel or function you want when you want. Forget existing building types, many of which are redundant as the Ghome tool center can act as clinic, school, food storage, energy source, communications center etc.

Success may require extra Ghomes to become specialist centers with extensions or reductions or relocation as required.

As these Ghomes evolve and proliferate they shall form a global village : a powerful, responsive, personal and global resource.

Both the Ghomes and the tools maybe rented and recycled rather than purchased and could well be provided by company donation as their contribution to earth regeneration.

See Buckminster Fullers Universal Requirements for a Dwelling Advantage Check list.



Are you ready to build your own home with the help of an open source team?

With help, we invite you to build your own Join in, be an early facilitator. We support each other by sharing data, advice, and instructions gathered from each individuals experience. Your feedback creates a rapidly expanding data base supporting synergetic development of housing. The design is global and improves exponentially as feedback flows. We have gathered a multi-disciplined team to contribute, analyse, and point the way in this fast changing scenario of our settlements. The two part design is determined by existing transportation logistics and production methods, as these evolve so too more natural forms will come to the fore.

Next steps

Will be to develop the POD and services. This will require added resources and capital and this work is probably more suited to prototyping in a more industrial country:- The US RV industry, auto manufacturers, the European caravan industry or Chinese resources are possibilities.

A standard POD with services needs to be built and tested. Initially this could be based on a RV or tiny home platform or container. As RVs become more integrated with their towing unit the two will share connected power trains. This is where we shall see Fuel cells become a major player.

An Invitation To Become Involved

As this is beyond the scope of my resources I invite those individuals or companies interested to pick up the baton and continue development of these components. Of course, I am more than willing to contribute my energy, expertise, resources and time to these efforts.