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
When we began this community the vast majority of members spoke English. Recently more Japanese and Spanish speaking people have joined. So, Konomi and I, are going to post all of our blogs in the three languages. All members are free to post in their preferred language. I have just added a forum to…Continue
The earth we've dug out to create the pit style greenhouse has been placed into earthbags and used to create a path to walk on and a the new pond to feed the plants. In the process we have created a new comfort zone, where we will make a bench, plant roses and have a nice picnic view zone.
This large mound of earth in the corner contains good soil that drains well and that we hope is suitable for cantaloupes and watermelons, a crop, up until now, not grown…Continue
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Yesterday we visited our friend Cristiano Giordani's land, with our next door neighbours and their dogs. He…Continue
Added by Konomi Kikuchi on September 3, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
We're building a new greenhouse, hoping to grow Watermelons and Canteloupes, rare things…Continue
We`ve finally got around to finishing the interior of the house. And I`ve decided to take a siesta! A great addition has been the very comfortable queen sized futon. Walls have been lined with Tepa, a local wood, and jute, which allows the earthbag walls to continue to breathe, which makes the air…Continue
A month or so ago I entered Wiser Earth's, Earth Day Living contest, and two days ago I got a message to say that we had been chosen as the winners, for our work here in Patagonia to create a sustainable lifestyle, through our home and gardens.…Continue
It's taken some time, but the turf wall I've been building almost completely surrounds the house and gardens. I just need to make a couple of gates and we'll be able to get the ducks. I have already begun planting local bushes, Chilco, that have lovely red and purple flowers, on top of the new wall. This should look very beautiful.
The photo #2 shows the new terraces I've created while getting the turf for the wall. We'll plant them more…Continue
I visited the earthbag building blog of Owen Geiger today. I go there often, loads of useful information, presented in a simple manner and read of a new PAHS home being built in the USA.. Above is a photo from the blog.
“Earthen Hand Natural Building recently has created an 800 sf earthbag house on…Continue
We`ve begun the work on our new guest cabin, located in a secluded and well sheltered spot on our land. Joining us for…Continue
February 27th was the Occupy Our Food Supply Global Event to highlight the need for people take control of their own food supply by going organic and discouraging the use of Genetically Modified Crops and seeds. We joined in by beginning a new greenhouse, which will be built in the Walipini style that…Continue
After a fabulous festive Christmas in Frutillar, with sophistiocated food galore, we are back home and loving the…Continue
Soon we'll be building a cabin for our guests, with friends, Megan and Happy. It will be a hybrid earthbag foundation, wood framed structure in a secluded part of our garden, invisible from the road and invisible from us. Should take around a month to get it to a condition good enough for them to move in while they search the region for a piece of land.
Happy's a carpenter with plenty of back woods experience, so I'm looking forward to what we'll come up and included in the…Continue
It's Xmas and we're taking a break from digging to celebrate with friends in Frutillar, in the lake district of Chile. I am reminded of a tree planting and interview with Santa Claus in Hong Kong 2007. In the interview he spoke of the state of the planet and the plight of elves and…Continue
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The north side of our garden is now entirely walled in with 100 meters of turf and a gate which is wide enough to…Continue
There is no separation between us, our house, our garden, our land, the surrounding nature and view now we connecting…Continue
Today is Konomi's birthday and we're celebrating with the arrival of Pepper, a four month old Ewe.…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on December 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
We all know about the three R's, but when you're living on a hillside in Patagonia, away from any garbage disposal…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue