Friday, August 23, 2013

Bienvenido a Loteo Quilanto!

Welcome to our home in southern Chile

Coming up  Route 55 from Puerto Octay, it has rolling hills and beautiful farmland with glimpses of the lake and volcanoes.
                                                                  The gated entrance
                                                      Thomas's favorite little waterfall
 Down through the grove of trees
 Up towards the house
the view of the lakes and volcanoes from the top of the drive- sorry so cloudy!
 The front of our house
Come on inside!
Our kitchen and eating area
Thomas and Andrew having lunch 
The other side of the room is our living area
the wood stove heats the whole house
yes, it is standard in Chile not to have central heating but it usually doesn't get real cold so its not a big problem
 Up the stairs to the rear
 Our front bedroom and balcony
Every morning I can lie in bed and watch the sunrise over the mountains
What bliss!


  1. All I can say is "wow!" That is some beautiful country.. I am wondering what that picture is doing hanging in that tree in the first photo, though.?? Also, was wondering how far away mass would be and about how much money would that house go for there? It looks like there is a lot of acreage with it..
    God bless,

  2. Nice Lori!! Lovely!!

    How far is the drive from the gate to the house? (Looks long enough for you to you to start your training!!) :)
    I am surprised by all the wood throughout the house. I would think that would be very expensive to buy!

  3. The drive to the house is about a 1/4 of a mile. I have been walking to the lake when weather allows and that is about a mile up and down through the gully and down to the lake.
    Wood is typical here as they grow a lot of it.

  4. In the first picture, there is a poster or picture hanging in a tree.. what is that about? The pictures are absolutely beautiful and we are enjoying all of them.. You are opening our eyes to a whole new world. Filling out our passport apps today... You are blessed.

  5. The picture is a billboard for an election.
    Glad to hear your getting passports!

  6. Lori --
    We really like seeing the house. I like hearing that you are 1/4 mile from the main road. That's got to be so private. Sounds like Uruguay -- where there is petty theft, but no major crime?

    What a view to wake up to every morning!!

    What about septic systems? Eric wants to know what they are do they build them? How far do you have to drill to hit water for wells?

    What are homeschooling laws like there? I was thinking I'd seen something on a blog that led me to believe it was a bit restrictive. Have you found that to be true?

    Okay -- enough questions in this reply. Onto the next posting. :)

  7. Thanks, Suzi!
    Glad you are back on line and hope your arm is healing well.
    Lots of petty theft- for example the family left for the day in the wheelbarrow was stolen from under the house. Chileans are very non confrontational so not a lot of violent crime.
    Plastic septic tanks - no inspections if you are rural. Wells are 50-100 feet deep.
    Homeschooling is legal though no one here does it. Ex-pats are usually left alone as far as the schooling goes.