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

August 2010 Blog Posts (5)

TERRA FIRMA: A PROJECT IN PATAGONIA, CHILE



We've entered into a partnership with our friend Yuji Miyata, who recently visited us here in Patagonia. Yuji, loved the nature here so much that he decided he wanted to live in Valle Quinto, where we have our second piece of land. We have four hectares, surrounded by thousands of hectares of wilderness and figured that together we could create something very beautiful, and in no time at all came…

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Added by Paul Coleman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

EXCITING TIMES

PHOTO: Leaving the valley after our last trip with our neighbours.

Konomi is at home, drawing the plans of the four dome home we plan to build with Yuji. he loves it here in Patagonia and we took him to Valle Quinto where we have a four hectare patch of wilderness. The valley is vast and glorious with only eleven families spread over many kilometers of woods, rivers and mountains. our friend took us to see some of his land, but the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on August 27, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

RAINBOW OVER LA JUNTA and PASSIVE ANNUAL HEAT STORAGE (PAHS)

With the waterfall that supplies the water and electricy for the village a rainbow appears out of the mist - but a little too late in the day to encourage us to work on the land. Yesterdays warm weather led to the influx of freezing air form Antartica and then a brief but powerful storm. So not much chance to work on the turf wall - we're presently doing the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on August 20, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Updates - Outside Wall

Since we are back from our vacation, the weather is nice and enable us to build outside wall. This wall is to protect the first wall from cold weather and sun, and this is going to be a base structure for our turf wall.




This is the south side of our house. Now we are building north and west sides. In the meanwhile, we planted fruits trees and rasberry bush on our…

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Added by Konomi Kikuchi on August 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

TWISTED TREE

We're back in La Junta and the mountains are dusted with snow and look like giant cakes sprinlked with icing sugar and topped with blue skies. It's nice to be back from our vacation, which we especially enjoyed in Villa Angustura, where we found great nature and this unusual twisted trunk of an Alerce Tree.…

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Added by Paul Coleman on August 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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