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
This explains Eco Dome construction using Super-Adobe technique, which is the similar system we used to build our house in La Junta.
Este explica construcción de una Eco Domo por técnica de Super-Adobe. Sistema similar que nuestra casa in La…Continue
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
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
Added by Konomi Kikuchi on November 5, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments
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
Added by Konomi Kikuchi on September 14, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
This is the south side of our house. Now we are building north and west sides. In the meanwhile, we planted fruits trees and rasberry bush on our…
On the third week of Mayumi's stay, we went to Valle El Quinto (The Fifth Valley) where we have our second land. We had been there three times in last three years but never had a chance to stay longer than one hour. This time we decided to stay overnight at Lucio's farm…Continue
Mayumi has been a great help. She enjoys everything she does. She doesn'd mind cold or bad weather. She always find something positive in any situation. That's a wonderful talent. Inspired by her, we worked even harder. Paul made a frame for chimney and three of us installed a fire place. It was difficult and it took us all day until after dark. However, full moon helped us illuminating the roof and chimeny. Mayumi said, "the moon is shining on us saying you should get it…Continue
Winter has come to Patagonia. Snow is getting closer, ice in the pond, and big frost on the ground. It is fun walking on the frost, but it is not good for the earthbag walls because they might…Continue
After we finished our roof structure and all the volunters had left in mid April, we had rain almost everyday. Paul did almost all the roofing work and it took us one month...and finally we did it!
The challenge we fased were...
1) The roof has to be strong enough to support green roof.
2) The roof has to have…
Added by Konomi Kikuchi on April 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Icelandic Turf Houses
House of Erik The Red, the King who settled Greenland. House was built about 1000 years ago.
Beautiful Wall Pattern &…Continue
It's been three months since we came to Chile, so in mid January we traveled to Argentina over on the other side of the Andes to get another three month tourist visa. We are going to apply for a permanent visa once we get our house built, but until then it is necessary to renew our visa every three months.
In Argentina we…Continue
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