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
Added by Paul Coleman on September 5, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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
I have been busy making the furniture for our cabin. Here is a bench/storage cupboard. It`s very solid, holds a lot of food…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
At the moment we have three places where we are planting and harvesting. The North garden which features, ten terraces and two ponds, with just three terraces planted at this moment, the south garden, where our earthbag polytunnel and future duck pond are located, and the North West garden, which is experimental, but doing very well and features, Chia, linseed, mustard, along with more regular crops like peas, carrots, radishes and beans... coastal quinoa which we hoped…Continue
Last spring, I have planted more than 30 types of vegetables and herbs in our permaculture garden, and now we are harvesting plenty of vegetable, all organic. Our garden did very well and amazed all the visitors. (Here in Southern Hemisphere, it's autumn in March)
I learned how to make…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
We are now reaping the rewards from the garden and are very pleased with the Zucchini's, Basil, Oregano and Cucumbers from the poly tunnel. Soon we should be harvesting the Italian Plum Tomatoes. The Zucchini is presently roasting in the fire along with leaves from the local Tepa Tree, which had a nice…
Finally rain has started to fall heavily again after almost two months of unusually hot sunny days. And it's…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
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
Spring is has come to Patagonia and less than six weeks after Konomi sewed the first seeds, we're dining on large radishes. And…Continue