Our Little Thing - Creating A Sustainable Lifestyle In Patagonia

Creación de un estilo de vida sostenible en Patagonia  パタゴニアでサステイナブルな暮らし作り

Konomi Kikuchi
  • Female
  • La Junta, Aysen
  • Chile

Konomi Kikuchi's Friends

  • Mika Imai
  • Wibowo Sulistio
  • Dorota Stańczyk
  • Lazzaris Watanabe
  • Ingelise Frier
  • Charlene Hewat
  • Kim Swearingen
  • Kelly Hart
  • Marta Gillette
  • edriana valentin
  • margaret peiman
  • Maria Rosas Vilches
  • Yojiro Nagai
  • Cliff Spenger
  • 田中 イシュタ

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I am an author, organic farmer/gardener, earthbag builder and house wife. Born and grew up in a small country town in Japan. Both my parents are from big farming family and as a child, I loved playing in a muddy rice paddy, picking up ripen tomatoes, wild mushrooms and edible ferns. I forgot all of this after twenty years of working/living in Tokyo but thanks to my husband Paul, I am very happy and content to live here in La Junta. This is a life I always dreamed. I love what I do and hope everyone who joined our community can share their vision, dream and manifestation of them!!
- 2010 Woman's Creativity in Rural Life Award Winner
Yo soy una escritora, agricultora orgánica / jardinera, superadobe constructora y ama de casa. Nació y se crió en un pequeño pueblo en Japón. Mis padres son de la agricultura familiar grande y cuando era niño, me encantaba jugar en un lodoso arrozal, recogiendo tomates maduran, las setas silvestres y helechos comestibles. Me olvidé de todo esto después de veinte años de trabajar / vivir en Tokio, pero gracias a mi marido Paul, estoy muy feliz y contento de vivir aquí en La Junta. Esta es una vida que siempre soñó. Me encanta lo que hago y espero que todos los que se unieron a nuestra comunidad pueden compartir su visión, el sueño y la manifestación de ellos!
- La Ganadora del Premio "Creatividad de La Mujer en La Vida Rural 2010"
ライター、オーガニック・ファーマー、アースバック・ビルダー&主婦です。茨城県の小さな田舎町で生まれ、育ちました。両親の実家がともに大きな農家だったので、子供の頃、田んぼで泥んこ遊びしたり、畑で熟れたトマトをもぎって食べたり、山へキノコや山菜取りに行ったりするのが大好きでした。大人になって20年ほど東京で仕事をしていたので、そのことはすっかり忘れていましたが、夫のおかげで、チリのラフンタという小さな村に移り住んで、セルフビルドで家を作り、畑をするようになり、ここでの生活がすっかり気に入って、とても満足しています。こういう生活をするのが私の夢でした。今、好きなことをやっていてとても幸せです。このサイトに参加してくださった皆さんも、ここで夢やビジョンを共有し、それがどんな風に実現していったか、どんな風に実現したいか、お話を聞かせてください。2010年ルーラル・ウーマン賞受賞、著書「木を植える男 ポール・コールマン」(角川書店)他。

Konomi Kikuchi's Photos

Konomi Kikuchi's Blog

Eco Dome construction by Super-Adobe technique - Construcción de una Eco Domo por técnica de Super-Adobe - アースバックの技術を使用したエコドーム建設

This explains Eco Dome construction using Super-Adobe technique, which is the similar system we used to build our house in La Junta.

Este explica construcción de una Eco Domo por técnica de Super-Adobe. Sistema similar que nuestra casa in La…


Posted on September 12, 2012 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Birds Eye View Of Our Little Thing

Yesterday we visited our friend Cristiano Giordani's land, with our next door neighbours and their dogs. He…


Posted on September 3, 2012 at 11:30pm

Harvest Season in Patagonia - Abundance in Life 収穫の秋!人生がぐんと豊かに。

Last spring, I have planted more than 30 types of vegetables and herbs in our permaculture garden, and now we are harvesting plenty of vegetable, all organic. Our garden did very well and amazed all the visitors. (Here in Southern Hemisphere, it's autumn in March)

I learned how to make…


Posted on March 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 1:33pm on January 31, 2012, Lazzaris Watanabe said…

Oh! I've just realised that you are Paul's  wife. Good luck with your vegetables.


At 1:30pm on January 31, 2012, Lazzaris Watanabe said…

Ibaraki! We live in Koshigaya, Saitama!
Good to know that We have people around interested in ecovillage/green life.
Thanks for adding us! 

At 5:13pm on January 30, 2012, Dorota Stańczyk said…

Now we are living in Puerto Montt,my boyfriend has got a job here - he is from P.Montt. Orginally I am from Poland and this was really big change for me to come to Chile. I came here becasue my heart told me this ;) I still didnt find myslef here ( cant talk spanish, no work, no friends) but i am inlove in this place. I would like to see so many places. I saw your photos and all what you did and I am really impressed. This really give me inspiration :). I would really like to see what you saw ! :)

I`m looking forward to some more contact :)


At 11:33pm on October 17, 2011, Marta Gillette said…
Hi Konomi, found your blog and site very inspiring.  I took a cob course last year and a permaculture course this year in BC Canada in hopes of eventually also building a home and existence in beautiful nature.  Was very glad to hear that the turf house was cozy and warm.  I did see an earthbermed barn while I was on Vancouver Island on the way to the first part of my course at the O.U.R. Ecovillage.  Interesting to have run into your photos showing your version.  cheers, Marta
At 11:06am on December 31, 2010, maria luisa schilling dankert said…
queridos paul y konomi, todo lo mejor para ustedes este proximo año, son seres muy lindos LOS QUEREMOS   maria luisa y maite
At 10:41am on December 29, 2010, Eileen S. Fogerty gave Konomi Kikuchi a gift
Good wishes for the new year..............
At 6:52pm on July 11, 2010, David Craddock said…
An amusing spelling mistake I think "a great Horner"?
At 3:25pm on February 03, 2010, Emmauel gave Konomi Kikuchi a gift
Thank you for your help, i love this planet too.
At 11:44am on December 31, 2009, qrebecca Chen said…
Dear Konomi

Peace in God !!


2009/12/31 6:31pm I just finished a part of walking around Taiwan (the west of Taiwan ~from south to north about 400 km) and took High Speed Train return to my home (Kaohsiung~~The south of Taiwan)....I just came back and turn on my nobook!! HAHA...

Thank you for your sharing about your LIFE ...It's so great !!
If I have a chance, I hope I can go there to meet you !!

By the way, greeting Paul !! :)
At 10:39pm on October 31, 2009, tonyhen said…
Hi Konomi,
Are you the chief cook and bottle washer over there?



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