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

September 2010 Blog Posts (8)

OUR NEW HOUSE AS ANCIENT GREEN APPEAL アースバックと芝草の家



We have been stacking turf everyday for the last month and finally our turf wall is coming along nicely!


Now we have almost all front side on the first floor is covered with turf.
Two weeks of nice weather helped us a lot.


We had a fire today in the house, and it was incredibly warm!! It was like a sauna!


Eventually, we are going to build turf…
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Added by Konomi Kikuchi on September 27, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

OKINAWAN WEDDING



It`s our wedding anniversary today. Five years ago we got married on the beautiful island of Okinawa just after I finished walking around the island planting trees for the 230,000 people killed in 1945 in the last major battle of WW2. And now we*re in Patagonia... Life is very…

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Added by Paul Coleman on September 24, 2010 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

WEST SIDE TURF WALL ON ITS WAY UP 芝生の壁ができあがった!グリーンウォール♪

A VERY HAPPY KONOMI WAVING TO THE WORLD OUTSIDE OUR WINDOW - HELLO SHEEP!

窓から世界へ向かって手を振るーハロー!羊たち!

Actually we don`t allow sheep on our land anymore, following our recent planting of trees, flowers and berries - though they can still be seen nibbling on the other side of the fence.…

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Added by Paul Coleman on September 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

TURF AND TOPSOIL FOR SALE, BUT NOT FROM PATAGONIA



Buy Topsoil & Turf OnlineQuality Direct From The Grower Low Prices Easy To Order Website!!!!!

To us here in Patagonia, this add from the UK is very amusing. For the past year we`ve been digging through Turf several inches thick and then topsoil even thicker, moving it from one location to the other to landscape our land and build our…

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Added by Paul Coleman on September 7, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

LAMB AND MATÈ

LAMB AND MATÈ FOR YUJI

Yuji loves Patagonia, the lifestyle, the mat'e, the nature and the animals. It's lamb season and many are hopping about the fields - this one however lost it's mum to a bad dog and so has to be reared by Victor Hugo, our Valle Quinto neighbour and his wife Rosa. Both Yuji and…

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Added by Paul Coleman on September 3, 2010 at 10:41pm — 1 Comment

HOW A CYCLING TRIP AROUND ICELAND INSPIRED OUR HOUSE DESIGN, AND A DETAILED LOOK AT AN ANCIENT TURF HOUSE

WHAT LIES INSIDE HERE?

In 1988, I cycled around Iceland, which in along the coast has a similar climate to La Junta, Patagonia - very wet and rather chilly. One of the things that most impressed me, apart from the spectacular nature, were the Turf Houses that the icelanders lived in for over 1000 years. I visited a few and I never forgot there simplistic beauty and cosiness..

In the process of…

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Added by Paul Coleman on September 2, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

ARBOR DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND FOR US HERE IN CHILE

Todays Arbor Day in South Africa and trees were planted here in Patagonia with Food and Trees For Africa (FTFA) in mind. We'll be planting trees with FTFA in November, when we lead another Wonderful World festival Tour of 100 Japanese to South Africa.

Beautiful clear and sunny day today - Konomi planted lots of fruit trees and a Tepa Tree, which is cool ,because we used some…

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Added by Paul Coleman on September 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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