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This would be a wonderful place! Once you've established the commonwealth, do, please, let me know, dear Excalibur: I'd catch the first ship headed there.
Do I sense some longing for some real freedom and some real justicein the distance, as opposed to the fake ones we are all sold instead . . . ?
I will most certainly have you as my guest, ( and maybe even neighbour )should I manage to make the dream come true, in the meantime I leave you with some words of wisdom which, an historian like you especially, should appreciate:
" Do not just seek to live in a better world, seek to create one ! "
Now that is nasty indeed ! And I could use some heavier words but I do not wish to be removed from the forum . . .admin wrote:FYI, this is a trick that some really nasty logging companies in Chiloe have used. They bought a large property with a stand of 1,000 plus year old trees. They then exercise their right to build access roads through the property, cutting 50 meters on either side of the center of the road. When done, they sell the property.
I find it quite excessive that building a road requires clearing an area of 50 metres on each side, it sounds more like a motorway than a road
Exactly, Excalibur. As you (so I suppose, from the nombre de pantalla that you've chosen), I yearn to regain the best of what has been lost. Among the many reasons for wishing to make a new home in Chile, this is one of the foremost.Excalibur wrote:Do I sense some longing for some real freedom and some real justice in the distance . . . ? . . .
Many thanks for the invitation. My own modest door is always open.
There was a nasty one in the 50's in the Patagonia that burned from end to end, and some smaller ones in the 60's and 70's that did some very serious damage. That is why 1,000+ trees are really much more rare in the Patagonia than they should be.
We have seen a couple pieces of property where the trees have been naturally protected because they are surrounded by rivers and natural fire breaks on all sides. They are massive in a Northern California Red Wood sort of way, like 20 and 30 foot across.
That is the secret to the size of the trees in Pumalin park also. The trees have been isolated by lots of rivers and steep cliffs from fires.
I'm not a contractor but have built several homes and commercial buildings for myself and its not that hard to do if you have some tools, plans, good materials and a few friends. I plan to have two friends of mine come down to visit and work with me to get my house dried in. Its amasing how quick it comes together. In my travels through out chile (la Serena to Puerto Montt) I have seen and have visited many lumber mills that had great dry lumber and the building stores have everything else. Its just not that hard to build and can be a lot of fun.
Where I live now fires are on our minds also, I choose metal roofs as they have many benifits one being fire proof. We also don't build in a stand of tree's for the obvious reason of fire.
Keep in mind they are not the cheapest. They likely have the largest selection.
Things like lumber tends to be low quality and expensive. They are good for the hard to find things, imported, and so on. The run of the mill kind of building stuff though can be bought cheaper at other stores.