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In Vicuņa--my favorite Chile town--I met Vivian.  We became good friends. 

She introduced me to Ricardo, who in turn introduced me to...




...Libertad, another "earth woman" like Sofia (but very different).

She lives somewhat primitively, but has a most healthy lifestyle and a small footprint on the planet.



I use the term "earth woman" to denote one who lives close to the soil, with little concrete or steel intervening





Approaching her house from the dirt road, a bamboo fence.





Her bedroom is the only structure with a non-dirt floor






And she's made it quite charming inside




But the rest of her dwelling spaces--kitchen, storeroom, work room, bath--are relatively simple structures.

A dirt walkway passes by the kitchen and work room.





I brought lunch one day, and we ate in her work room.





She does ceramics, makes marmalades and other edibles, and is setting up a small store to market them.


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