Taking control of our own future and our destiny
One Small Town is a global initiative which aims to transform small towns into places of prosperity and abundance. This is a ready-to-go plan of action, and complete model, including community upliftment projects, arts & culture, health and wellness, technology, education, housing, food security and all other sectors of our society. One Small Town is a community driven initiative that benefits everyone involved. This initiative has evolved over 17 years of research,
and involvement in various international activities, community projects, strategies, funding models, and a deep analysis of the failings of our current socio-economic system. Today, One Small Town has become a mature philosophy embraced by millions of people around the world. One Small Town reminds us that the power always lies with the people and that only though unity, can we achieve anything we set our minds to. We call this system Contributionism.
Working together, like the cells in our bodies.
Your body is a perfect example of trillions of cells all working together in harmony for the greatest benefit of the entire community of cells, called your body. When our cells do not work in harmony they are in dis-ease and we get sick. The same can be said about our towns and communities. Only when we cooperate for the greater good of our community, will we have a healthy and well balanced community.
We make a consious choice to cooperate and collaborate and support each other in everything we do. We contribute our time and individual skills and talents for the greater good of our community. You are invited to join us.
Only through unity, can we achieve infinite diversity, abundance and happines.
A complete and secure online management system
To manage a global network of thousands of towns and millions of people, working in thousands of businesses and community projects, requires a highly sophisticated IT platform and blockchain. This is what we call the OST platform.
As One Small Town grows so will the functionality and capacity of the OST platform. This includes memberships, project management, businesses, financials, production, distribution, and everything else connected with the OST initiative.
The monthly allocation and distribution of goods and benefits to our OST members is one of the key functions of the OST Platform.
A true reflection of human sweat equity
The INFINITY token is the only community token which is backed by real human sweat equity. OST members earn ONE INFINITY token for every three hours of contribution towards their community projects or businesses.
Members are required to contribute a minimum of three hours per week, and a maximum of three hours per day to receive members' benefits. Every member has a OST digital wallet connected the their account.
One INFINITY token is automatically allocated to your digital wallet for every three-hour session that you complete. Members can trade their tokens on the OST Platform and send tokens instantly and free of charge to other members.
The value of the INFINTY token keeps growing with the growing number of OST members around the world and the time they contribute to their communities. That's the reason why we call it INFINITY.
Only 3 hours
per week to create unlimited benefits for ourselves
Be part of a united community working together because we to choose to. Our contribution of 3 hours per week creates a powerful united labour force that can achieve anything we set our minds to. As a One Small Town member, you will receive the following:
INFINITY tokens for my contributions.
Receive one INFINITY token for every 3 hour contribution.
A basket of goods
A monthly basket of goods of everything that we grow, manufacture or produce.
Monthly profit share. Equal distribution of all net profits from all our businesses.
Additional benefits that you will enjoy in your small town.
We are growing in numbers
Each day, more and more conscious people from many countries are joining us in the belief that a united world is possible. Join our mailing list, be among the first to know how we bring our vision into reality..
17 years in making
BIRTH OF CONTRIBUTIONISM
UBUNTU PARTY SOUTH AFRICA IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS FOR SEAT IN PARLAMENT
UBUNTU PARTY PROMOTES ONE SMALL TOWN IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS SOUTH AFRICA
REGISTRATION OF THE UBUNTU PARTY
UBUNTU PARTY UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW SOUTH WALES FORMED
UBUNTU EXITS ALL POLITICS - LAUNCH OF ONE SMALL TOWN
AMBASSADOR TRAINING AND EXTENSIVE ONLINE PR
FIRST AMBASSADORS SIGN UP
UBUNTU OFFICE ESTABLISHED
VOLUNTEERS DESCEND UPON THE UBUNTU STONE CIRCLE HOME BASE
ONE SMALL TOWN GLOBAL TOUR AND PR
ONE SMALL TOWN GLOBAL TOUR AND PR
LAUNCH OF INFINITY TOKEN
LAUNCH OF FIRST OST'S IN LEBANON AND SOUTH AFRICA, WORK BEGINS ON OST PLATFORM
FIRST BUSINESSES AND PROJECTS COME TO LIFE
OST PLATFORM COMPLETED WHICH FALICITATES EXPONENTIAL GROWTH
A small sample from the main F.A.Q. page
Is this not just another fad, that will fizzle out?
It's not a fad at all. Bear in mind that our Integrated Community Development Plan is the fruit of 17 years of hard work. We had to go through a process of trial and error to come up with a coherent plan. One Small Town is real. There are already local initiatives in Lebanon and South Africa, with results on the ground. Other local initiatives are being set up around the world. We also have tools that are unique in the world, such as the OST Platform, to manage and coordinate all these projects on the international stage. Thanks to our contribution-based approach, our businesses will have virtually zero labour costs. This makes us very competitive, and we hope to shake up major players in the worlds of industry, retail, technology and more, by gradually nibbling away at their market share. We also have some huge projects that are going to change the face of the world, such as the Seed Bank. This project alone will challenge the virtual monopoly of a handful of seed multinationals. So One Small Town is not about to go away. On the contrary, the revolution is underway. More and more people are joining us every day and we hope to spread contributionism around the world through a domino effect.
Is this something like communism?
This frequent question (and misunderstanding) highlights the fact that many people do not know what communism actually is. Communism in the former USSR or elsewhere invaded the entire country concerned and took control of all property, all land, all farms, while killing tens of millions of people. Contributionism is, of course, absolutely not a new form of communism. Communism is a form of dictatorship (historically brutal) and totalitarianism imposing a way of life on everyone, taking away everyone's natural rights, all under total government control, without the consent of the people. Communism has an army, used primarily against the people. Business and property are all controlled by a single party. Communism is therefore the radical opposite and even the most extreme antithesis of what contributionism is, and what One Small Town is. Under a communist model, for example, you have no telecommunication or information-sharing rights (which are all controlled). Contributionism, on the other hand, offers everyone the opportunity to contribute all their talents, and encourages them to develop them, to create, to invent, to share, to free themselves from any form of self-control. Communism acts in secret with regard to its population. In the contributionist model, the entire modus operandi is designed to be totally transparent with and for each of its members. Why is this? Because business and roles of responsibility in One Small Town communities are truly under the control of all One Small Town members. No one can gain power and control over the others. Bad actors can easily be identified and removed from the group.
Can I buy stuff with INFINITY token?
Members who have contributed a minimum of 3 hours a week may exchange one of their OST Infinity Tokens for a basket of goods, at the end of each month at the OST Store (OST Superstore). OST Infinity Tokens that are exchanged for a basket will be held by the OST Store and used in whichever appropriate way necessary, for the maintenance of the OST Store and the benefit of the OST community. The Basket of Goods is a fractional representation and compilation of all food and other items manufactured by the OST initiative. Each contributing member is eligible to the same Basket of Goods as all other members, every month. Once they have received their monthly Basket of Goods, members can also shop at the OST Store, using fiat money, as they would at any other store, to benefit from our low prices. Compliant members automatically qualify for a discount at the OST Store. All sales at the OST Store will be done in FIAT currency for now, but it will be possible to use INFINITY tokens in the future. Finally, members can sell their INFINITY tokens in FIAT currency on the OST Platform. They choose for themselves a price for selling the tokens and sell them on the OST platform to a willing buyer. No one can crash the value of the token by dumping them on the trading platform as there is always a minimum price for INFINITY token sales.
What do I get for my 3h contribution?
Every One Small Town member who contributes 3 hours a week has free access to everything that our businesses and cooperatives produce: food or any other goods and services, energy and electricity, technology, Infinity tokens, etc. This, of course, becomes accessible once the business or cooperative has gone into production, i.e. after it has been up and running for some time. Of course, all this becomes accessible once the company or cooperative has reached the production stage, i.e. after the time needed to launch it. Structures are of course in place to ensure that these benefits are accessible in a reasonable way and that no one can abuse the system. That said, these benefits are not limited to the activity to which you contribute. They extend to everything our businesses and cooperatives produce or provide in the way of goods and services. In everything we do, we make sure we can meet the needs of our members, and we voluntarily produce 3 times more, to sell this surplus on the free market at unbeatable prices (because of contributionism). Profits and dividends are then distributed to our members and also used to implement our new projects.
This goes against human nature. People are lazy.
That's a pretty astounding comment. It shows how messed up we can be as a species and how confused we've become about who we are as human beings. What does it mean to be human? What is our human nature? It is, of course, more difficult to understand the answer to these questions living in the middle of the system we were born into. If you were born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, or in Africa, or in rural India, or in a small village or a big city in China, Iran or Russia, you will have a very different perspective on life and human nature. All this will have a profound effect on the reliability of your point of view, or on how you perceive the world around you, or on what you believe to be true or false.
What must I do to join One Small Town?
It is simple. Go to the bottom of the page, click the button Become a member and follow the instructions.
Communities without money? Is this it?
We are not creating communities that live without money. Although the free exchange of what is produced or supplied within the One Small Town members and activities is part of the initiative, we use money for the development of our initiatives or projects. We even call for and include investments in our projects. Through contributionism, we multiply the benefits of our businesses. We use the tools of enslavement (and money is one of them) as tools of liberation; the difference being that it's not for individual profit, but for collective and equal profit. Slowly but surely, our model is demonstrating and aims to demonstrate that, fundamentally: money does nothing, people do everything. Ideally, we intend to pursue this model until it spreads again and again around the world, and becomes the new preferred reference until the old unequal and destructive model becomes completely obsolete.As far as money is concerned, it will also become obsolete in a One Small Town society because, between members, it has no use.
What is the purpose of the INFINITY token?
We needed a mechanism to verify that OST members contribute their 3 hours per week. Crediting cryptographic tokens on a membership card with a QR code seemed like the easiest way to do it, and so the token was born! The INFINITY token is therefore proof of contribution of time – proof that the OST member contributed their 3 hours. All OST members are required to contribute 3 hours of labour per week, for which they receive 1 INFINITY token for every 3-hours of time contributed. As you understand, the INFINITY token is underpinned by true human activity and sweat equity - not just fresh air. The INFINITY Token is the official ONE SMALL TOWN (OST) community token shared with all OST members who contribute 3-hours of time towards their businesses and community activities. We require members to contribute a minimum of 3 hours a week, but they also have a choice to contribute up to 3 hours per day. As we grow the ONE SMALL TOWN projects around the world, more and more people will be contributing 3 hours per week or more. We expect to sign up between 200 members per town, to several thousand members per town. In Kuruman, South Africa, we expect to sign up 70,000 members. In Ras El Matn, Lebanon, we expect 5000 members. Soon there will be hundreds of thousands of people contributing millions of hours of FREE labour towards their own businesses and community upliftment projects.
How do I start a local One Small Town?
To start your local One Small Town, you have to become a member first. If there is an ambassador in your country, contact him/her for more information. In countries without ambassadors, you can apply to become one. To start a local One Small Town, you will need to make a business plan for a community project and upload it on the OST Platform, If and when your plan gets approved, you can start executing it by contributing with other members.