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
It's been a busy year, so busy that we've not had much time to add blogs to the community, anyway, here I am with news. Last November we began receiving volunteers from the workaway program, an international web community of volunteers and over seventy people turned up in the course of the next…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on July 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
This map, lovingly drawn by Konomi, shows the work that has been done on our land over the last four years. We consider things 80% complete and things to be done over the next year include the completion of our guest house, a covered walkway/kitchen space to the greenhouses (which we are presently working on) and the completion of a bathing area complete with hot tub fired by a rocket stove that will use the twigs and branches which we can now coppice fron the bushes that have grown all over…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on September 6, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments
EN/ES/日本語: This map, lovingly drawn by Konomi, shows the work that has been done on our land over the last four years. We consider things 80% complete and things to be done over the next year include the completion of our guest house, a covered walkway/kitchen space to the greenhouses (which we are presently working on) and the completion of a bathing area complete with hot tub fired by a rocket stove that will use the twigs and branches which we can now coppice fron the bushes that have…Continue
EN/ES/ Konomi harvested ten kilos of potatoes from one of our Hugelkultur gardens. It's was a nice harvest of four varieties, three very rare which originate from the island of Chiloe, the large island that sits just off the coast of Chilean Patagonia. Chiloe is known as one of the homes of the potato, along with Peru and they are delicious. One day we'll make a special trip to Chiloe in search of many more varieties.
Konomi cosechado diez kilos de papas de uno de nuestros jardines…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on August 23, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
Back in 2009 when we arrived in Patagonia to build on the land we bought two years earlier, we first ordered 1000 used polypropylene feed & fertilizer bags to aid in the construction process. The bags had been recollected by the distributors from the farmers they had sold them to, after the said farmers had used their contents. They were of varying sizes and quality, many were laminated, some were not.
As is usual for products delivered to Patagonia, the way in…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on May 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Photo: June 2013 Path from the bottom of our land, almost complete to the house. With Konomi and Hello Kitty.
Foto: Junio 2013. Sendero desde el fondo de nuestra tierra , casi completa a la casa. Con Konomi y Hello…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on May 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It's been a while since we last posted on Our Little Thing. We've been busy, building paths, creating the gardens and most recently deeply embedded in the world of fairy tales that I have been creating for years and are now in the process of turning them into a series of E Books . Each story is illustrated,…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on July 3, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Just received this wonderful report from Food and Trees For Africa regarding the Permaculture Food Garden began by a community in the township of Soweto, that is benefiting from the US $1000 price we won from the Wiser Earth's Earth Day Living Contest and donated to them.…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on December 19, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Great! Just found the188 page complete version of Gernot Minke's 'Building With Earth'. This is a fabulous book, from a man with a long history in green building. Great read. Plenty to munch on. Free download!!
Next, I'll be seeking out the English version of his book on Green Roofs. I've seen the Spanish book, it's loaded with…Continue
Added by Paul Coleman on September 15, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
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
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
Felix Vargas, who lives up in the north of Chile, where it is much warmer and drier, is building a large earthbag structure and he`s doing a very impressive job, thanks to the help of more than one or two…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
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