Woman seeking home close to earth makes ‘PleniSphere’

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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 6:29 am, Wed Apr 2, 2014.

Adonata Pyaga grew up in the industrial city of Campinas, Brazil, and her family wasn’t the outdoor type.

But a decade ago, after running a successful psychotherapy business in Florida and living in a large, two-story house, Pyaga followed an urge to be a lot closer to the land.

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  • Adonata Pyaga posted at 9:58 pm on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Adonata Pyaga Posts: 1

    Hello friends of the PleniSphere®! If you are curious how these work in all weather, and how you can have 7 overlapping functional rooms in one sphere, or just want to be inside one, you are welcome to attend one of my PleniSphere® Viewings, held one or two Sundays a month at 3 PM, starting with a slide presentation. April 13 and April 27' 2014 are the next two. You can learn more at www.the-happy-heart.com. I am thrilled to be part of this amazingly vibrant and creative Santa Fe community, and I look forward to meeting you! Adonata Pyaga

  • Kathy Meyer posted at 2:19 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    xandtrek Posts: 7

    Only in Santa Fe would a tent and camping be considered a new and wonderful experience.

  • Anders Bro posted at 12:23 pm on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    abro Posts: 1

    I have been fortunate to have lived in a plenisphere, and I can say that it has been wonderful. I don't know how to explain how, but it provides a tranquil place in this rushed world. It is very special to be with nature, to hear the sounds of the night, of creatures going about their business, seeing and hearing them, without inflicting my presence upon them. A conventional dwelling, even of bales or cob, isolates you from the world. In a plenisphere you feel a part of the natural world. Yes is is small compared to what we have grown up with, but if we take the step to the smaller side of beauty, we get to experience life in a very different and special way. I am honored to have known Adonata and think that she is very special, particularly to have had the drive to create such a unique manner of living and the perseverance to develop the plenisphere, for others to be able to experience a new and more connected manner of being. It is not for everyone, but if you are open to nature, I heartily recommend her manner of living. It is a low cost lifestyle, with rich rewards of experience, of self, and nature. I so would hope that people take the plunge and try this new experience and new way of living.

  • Mel Hayes posted at 11:20 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    I love it, but where's the washer and dryer?

  • Joe Savoldi posted at 9:53 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    joesavoldi Posts: 20

    Her neighbors thought she was strange?????? Incredible.....Seems perfectly normal especially in Santa Fe. Big contribution toward saving the planet along with the $1.8M solar port. I can already feel the reduction in global warming...


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