Our Little Thing - Creating A Sustainable Lifestyle In Patagonia

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Living the dream: The long journey for land in Patagonia

I'm now the Patagonian correspondent for I Love Chile, the nations premiere English language media resource. And I have just written this article http://ilovechile.cl/2011/11/04/living-dream-part-1-buying-land-patagonia/37279 

I think you'll enjoy it, as though you have watched us build our house through this community, we've never really told the story as to how we actually came to be here…

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Added by Paul Coleman on November 4, 2011 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

UNIQUE EARTHBAG GREEN HOUSE BUILT TO WITHSTAND THE PATAGONIAN WEATHER AND TO PRODUCE A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCE

It seems there is no end to what you can build out of earthbags. We've just completed our second…

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Added by Paul Coleman on November 3, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

THE HAWK IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW! 目の前に鷹が降りて来た!

One morning, I noticed a hawk flying very low around our house. Looking out t hrough the window, I could see him circling around, then next thing you know, he landed just in front of me, on the other side of the glass, 50cm away, looking curiously into the window. I picked up our…

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Added by Konomi Kikuchi on November 2, 2011 at 6:44pm — 4 Comments

THE LAWN MOWER

 



We have a hectare of pasture and it grows like wildfire. We've contemplated getting a sheep, or a goat but have planted lots of trees and they'll disappear along with the grass. We bought a scythe, but can't seem to find the time to use it. Then our friend Arilo, who supplies us with the wood…

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Added by Paul Coleman on October 29, 2011 at 6:28pm — 3 Comments

HARE NEXT TO THE WINDOW... TURF WALLS DELIVERING NATURE TO US

I awoke one morning to find this character munching the grass just outside our…

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Added by Paul Coleman on October 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Purpose

Paul

May I ask the purpose of the turf "room" from yesterday's blog and today's turf wall?

Added by Jack286 on October 17, 2011 at 9:53pm — 4 Comments

The 20 Meter Turf Wall

The two terraces in front of the wall provided the turf, which I cut in rows and then smoothed to size by removing the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on October 17, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

THREE THINGS AT ONCE... A TRENCH, A TERRACE AND A WALL.

Recently we have begun working on a new poly-tunnel where we will grow warm climate vegetavles and fruit and…

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Added by Paul Coleman on October 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Project Page at EarthbagBuilding.com

Hi Paul, Konomi and Tribe,

I want to say how much I have enjoyed browsing this site and watching some of the videos, and am feeling like I know you, even though we have never met. I am totally in accord with your sensitivities about living simply with nature and making your life with your own hands and mind. It would be wonderful to some day actually visit that glorious place you call home.

My wife, Zana, and I are now living in the high mountains of Colorado, in a little …

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Added by Kelly Hart on October 15, 2011 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

More On The Presidents Visit To La Junta



The presidential visit yesterday to our small village of La Junta came like a breath of fresh air to its citizens, literally. Three days of heavy rain stopped and the sun came out just before President Pinera arrived by helicopter at 4.30 in the afternoon. With him were the first lady, Laurence Golborne, the Minister of Public Works and Pilar Cueros Maldones, the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on October 6, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

President Pinera of Chile visits La Junta!!!

Imagine our surprise to discover the President of Chile about to give a speech just a…

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Added by Paul Coleman on October 5, 2011 at 10:42pm — 4 Comments

FINISHING THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE 家のフロント部分が完成しました!

We've finally got round to finishing the front of the house and we like the way it's turned out.

The centre represents the sun and the universe through the Chinese character Yuan. YUAN is one of China's most ancient characters and represents the connection between heaven and Earth. In Japan the same character is called Genki (Gemki no Gen) and symbolises the origin, or source of universal energy. Just in case people think we are too serious we've added widely…

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Added by Paul Coleman on August 20, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

AIR IN SANTIAGO REMINDS US OF THE WORST OF CHINA



#1 Farm In Patagonia #2: Bridge Over Yellow River

After living in Patagonia for almost two…

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Added by Paul Coleman on June 16, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

RAINBOW

 

A beautiful rainbow, close and perfect creates a dome of light over our land as a welcome to Patagonia symbol for our good friends Koichi and Ai Nakatani and children Ishin and Tanka. We are now living in our house and Koichi and family have moved into our La Junta…

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Added by Paul Coleman on April 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

LOOKING OLD AND LOVING IT

We've based our house design along the lines of the ancient Icelandic Turf House. And now we have finsihed the North side wall we think we're doing a good job. Eventually we will cover the roof with Maiciya, the ten thousand yeal old volcanic rock we find a meter below the surface of our land.…

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Added by Paul Coleman on April 10, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

MEET KITTY

On the same day we discovered we had a dog - Elvis - we arrived to our land to discover that Alica and Arthur, who were helping us wiht our house, had found a kitten. Purrfect! We were wanting a cat for any rats that may wander in during the winter months - lots of live stock and barns around. So we decided…

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Added by Paul Coleman on April 3, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

MEET ELVIS

This is the first picture of our newly found dog in a picture that will be a part of a collections of video messages to the people impacted by the recent Tsunami/Earthquake - we've called the dog Elvis - for some reason every time I've seen a dog while on my walks, I've always said "Hello Elvis!" I think Elvis…

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Added by Paul Coleman on April 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

FINISHING THE LOFT AND FRAMING THE EAST WALL IN PREPARATION FOR THE TRIANGULAR WINDOWS

Thanks to Arthur, we are progressing well with the finishing our our home. He's been here just two weeks, but in that time we've managed to seal the south and east side torf walls where they meet the roof and are well on the way to finishing the loft floor, which would have been done a whole lot sooner if we… Continue

Added by Paul Coleman on March 24, 2011 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

HOW THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI HAD A DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR LIFE IN PATAGONIA

Immediately after the earthquake in Japan we called our friend Koichi Nakatani who lives with his family on the northern island of Hokkaido from our cabin in La Junta, deep in Patagonian Chile. Hokkaido and Koichi were not hit by the quake or tsunami. While we spoke, the La Junta village siren, located…

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Added by Paul Coleman on March 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

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