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

January 2011 Blog Posts (5)

NORTH WEST CORNER WALL ALMOST FINISHED 北西の外壁、もうすぐ完成!



The North West corner turf wall is almost finished. Soon turf will be placed over the earthbag retaining wall to protect the bags and to provide a footpath. The pile of earth to the left of the wall will be a terrace planted with herbs. This will be the first of the many terraces that will enable us to utilize the rest of our land in the form of a food forest. Already the house is dissapearing into the scenery. Following the North walls completion we will begin the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

La Junta`s Festival Bathed in Great Weather & Great Music - Fiesta DeLos Ríos La Junta



 

Photo #1 Nicasio Luna

Photo #2 Three Generations Of La Juntans

 Last year the weather was great - so too was this year, as virtually all the town folk gathered by the side of Rio Rosselot for the fiesta that celebrates the founding of the town. Along with the sun, the barbeque, the beer, wine and crafts were displays given by the local cowboys which included round ups, branding, a river crossing…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 28, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

XMAS WITH GOOD FRIENDS IN VALLE QUINTO Part 3 of 3

On our last day with good friends Lucio and Viviana and their family, the adults hiked while Anggy and Catalina (pictured above) rode horses to the cable car crossing over Rio Quinto. Even with just a bit of rain the river was swollen. The one hour hike through lovely nature was a fitting end to a great Xmas. Soon the bridge that washed away two years ago will be complete and the cable car will be gone - then it gets transported to Rio Quatro, and will carry us to our land -… Continue

Added by Paul Coleman on January 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

About The House - Sobre La Casa - 家について

The house as of April 2012

2012年4月現在

La casa en abril de 2012

These are two of the terraces in the garden to the north of the house.

The turf…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 14, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

SOUTH FACING TURF TO WARM THE HOUSE DURING ANTARCTIC BLASTS NEARS COMPLETION

PHOTO #1 & 2: BEGINNING AND ENDING OF THE DAY

This south facing turf wall is massive, because it has to protect us from the winds that blow up from Antartica during the winter periods and will end up using forty tons of earth, all moved by hand. Beneath lies a very uncomplicated Passive Annual Heat Storage System- we call it A SOLAR UMBRELLA. It's polysterine, one inch deep, set beneath thick plastic sheeting, the same as that used in…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 6, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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