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40 Years of Complete Isolation (Part 1/4)

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Since 1965, Faustino Barrientos has lived alone on the shores lake O'Higgins' in a house built from the remains of a shipwrecked fishing vessel. He's a pastoralist, living mostly off the land and his livestock, with few modern amenities. His nearest neighbors are in Villa O'Higgins, a small community of several hundred people, 25 miles away, accessible only by a two-day horseback ride through rugged mountain animal paths. Every few years, Faustino makes this ride to sell his cattle in town. Currently 81 years old, Faustino is reaching the end of his life, and his self-imposed isolation is being encroached upon by the forces of government, economy, and tourism. In December 2011, VICE went to document his lifestyle and speak with him about the changing face of Patagonia and the gaucho lifestyle. Originally released in 2011 on http://VICE.com Watch the rest here! Part 1: http://bit.ly/Living_Alone_1 Part 2: http://bit.ly/Living_Alone_2 Part 3: http://bit.ly/Living_Alone_3 Part 4: http://bit.ly/Living_Alone_4
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Shunya (9 hours ago)
It must be really interesting to live 40 years in isolation.
jes nemo (1 day ago)
i've watched the other parts as well but wanted to comment back here for those just starting out the video. if you're going to split hairs over the fact that Sr. Barrientos isnt living in "complete isolation" because he requires infrequent trips for supplies or to sell livestock you're probably too cynical to see the point of the story. I deeply respect this man's choice to live how he deems suitable and find meaning in that, instead of following a herd mentality of what is acceptable. It took me until my early 30s, and at that time I was subsequently suffering from mental health issues, to realize I wasn't happy living in a manner that was considered "acceptable", and over time as I've actualized it, granted I am not nearly as far off the grid as I'd like to be(im still on youtube arent i?) and nowhere near Faustino, it has changed me dramatically. Again, thank you for this story, I know it isn't new, but I just happened upon on and it was a breath of fresh air.
nobody v (2 days ago)
apart of me wants to be like him
Dave Stuart (3 days ago)
Sounds great....
Manuj Madan (3 days ago)
Been 2 years for me
Felipe Rafael Barros (5 days ago)
Medio reportaje mierda!
JGH _ (9 days ago)
I wonder what animals he mates with ?🐐
Jo Hig (9 days ago)
This is a simplistic explanation, but according to psychologists, there are two types of loners: (1) the guy who has mental health issues, and (2) High-IQ individuals who usually don't see a benefit having friends who are boring.
Maria Medina (13 days ago)
Im already almost doing that because of my illness i have become almost a hermit i dont like to be around people most are fake and only looking for their interests,I have realized that now,and I prefer to be in the presence of God which is pure and authentic
BeyonD IN (17 days ago)
I don't know if I would kill my self soon. All I can remember is I was the happiest when I when I was 7 because I had few friends who didn't like me but used to play with me. After that 21 years have passed and I have no meaningful support or person to talk to. Definitely end is near.. This guy must be really strong who has double my experience.
Sinzarh (20 days ago)
But but... he’s not watched porn!?
Shalini Suansing (24 days ago)
This is a dream come true for me
john smith (18 days ago)
be careful what you wish for
The Beast (30 days ago)
40 years of isolation. Politer and more socially adroit better than 90% of the PC online gaming community.
Bill Gotti (1 month ago)
Fuck that if i was his nephew i woulda retaliated. Old fuck stuck in his ways shoots me for walking on his land.... na i dont accept that
George Zach (1 month ago)
Here because I searched "Into The Wild"
A. Jahtu (1 month ago)
Must have been Heaven. I envy this guy.
Paul M (1 month ago)
i’m like excited to learn about this guy but every 5 fucken seconds i’m reminded Vices interns need to be the story too.
VeeDizzle83 (1 month ago)
Lifestyle goals...
Ludi Zischg (1 month ago)
This is probably one of the most brautiful places on earth.
Canta Libre (1 month ago)
Bless him.
Ian Maclean (1 month ago)
The complete guide in how too fuck yourself.
Julia J (2 months ago)
@9:09 I feel like his cat is barking....
Joe Dirt (2 months ago)
hes living in "complete isolation" but he has a radio, a dog, extra chairs, shoots at his nephew, and he goes to town occasionally. lol
kabirbroadcasting (2 months ago)
Thats PARADISE where he lives.
Ill Wallace llI (2 months ago)
So how does he watch porn?
Abhishek Singh (2 months ago)
God of Incels spotted
Forerunner) (2 months ago)
Spanish is such a nasty language.
Irene (2 months ago)
Man I don’t want that isolation.. I appreciate solitude here and there but all life is damn long
Yasir Al khabees (2 months ago)
Damn adriana is hot I need a Latin gyal
Dallas Marshall (2 months ago)
Lucky bastard. People suck and what he's doing is the most rational choice anyone can make, if at all possible.
mohammad rAfí (2 months ago)
my dream
whelkshuffler (2 months ago)
...and then VICE turn up and ruin it all.
Krafty Kreator (3 months ago)
Wow! Very interesting.
jesse maceachern (3 months ago)
if i had a loving female companion i could do it.
Lewis C. (3 months ago)
A life away from feminism and all this PC nonsense! God, that sounds so peaceful!
Brighdie Davey (3 months ago)
ahh yes once upon in our past,we went out into the world ready to discover things we had never seen. To be captivated by that unknown experience, that rare and strange being or event.Now we sit and watch while its captured for us by technology and eat and drink........its wrong we are being fooled,lulled into a stupor..
marco sanchez (3 months ago)
This is all I want from life
Omni Triangle (3 months ago)
That cat at the end was like "fuck you!!"
Luis Melendez (3 months ago)
BUEN É INFORMATIVO DOCUMENTAL!!! VERY GOOD AND INFORMATIVE DOCUMENTARY!!!
Shawn Vandenabeele (3 months ago)
He's not without technology he has solar power.
Pat Fitzgerald (3 months ago)
Seems like my ideal life.
Star Gazer (3 months ago)
Why would they want him gone off that land?He is not harming anyone or anything leave him alone bastards,Let him live in peace,Does anyone find it odd when you wanna live in seclusion people seem to wanna but you even more so?Treat you like some type of attraction once they figure out your there...
Tobi The Viking (3 months ago)
Why does vice send frail little girls on expiditions out to nowhere? She needs help from everyone to do everything, doesnt even carry her own luggage and when the boat landet she patiently waited for them to unload her shit. Fuck sake..
Lester the Molester (3 months ago)
he is just a normal human being like you and me. stop treating him like an alien
TripDigi (3 months ago)
I could tell by the goggles in the thumbnail that guy was a triple O double OG.
marco sanchez (3 months ago)
A man i can only hope to amount to within my lifetime on this plain..
Bruno Araújo (4 months ago)
I'm 5 years in!
aaro 345 (4 months ago)
gold winter night😅😅 there wasnt even snow only water... so it was a warm winter night😅
The Outdoors (4 months ago)
I disliked simply because you said to like
Pyrit One (4 months ago)
How that dude was walking over hes land with cows? Cows can swim?
Carolyn Huff (4 months ago)
Good for you, society always want to control our life and think they know what is best for us. best wishes to you!
I want his life
Huckleberry Finn (4 months ago)
Complete Isolation is without Radio!
Little Kiwi (4 months ago)
I'm 1 minute in and already jealous...
John Smith (4 months ago)
i hate her voice.. sounds so bored...
Don Furcio (4 months ago)
Patagonia, chile? Jaajaja
Nigel Mikaele (4 months ago)
So ths is where this Nazi's been hiding out all this time.. thank you for this, he's our's now
Shujath Hussain (4 months ago)
@5:23 - Maggi
ShoeniceDeletedVideosX29 (4 months ago)
This guy gets absolute zero puss....
James Mangel (4 months ago)
K stop coming into my suggested. Thanks yt.
Donovan Spaanstra (4 months ago)
Wow a very social/populair guy wonder how he does that ....
Infandous Ktenology (4 months ago)
Where does Vice find all these fucctard “hosts”. Lmao Find the limpest of all wrists... and the feminist of all nazi conts... then put them in front of a camera. Lmfao Comical. Wonder if the “hosts” know they are laughed at by many.
Philip Tucker (4 months ago)
I'm just here looking for those Weeaboo fucktards that say this sub is better than the dub.
j (4 months ago)
Oh Vice. This was the first video I saw of yours, it made caused me to become a huge supporter of your content. Why do you not make videos like this anymore?!?!
Fuq Dup (5 months ago)
:50 seconds in and he's listening to a radio. Horses, cats and dogs? C’mon now that's not exactly isolation. However I do wish I could be that remote.
Harley Miles (5 months ago)
I want to be a hermit. I go out once a week besides work. When I do I look down and hope I don’t see anybody I know. Grocery errands etc. That’s it.
JAKE FUKK (5 months ago)
I lived alone and discovered so much about myself. Suddenly, the news wasn’t important anymore and I wasn’t depressed by all the news stories or distracted by silly politicians. I started to break away from most social contact also. My life became so much bigger! No people around me to talk about the news or politics either! I was less selfish, didn’t gossip about people, stopped smokes, drinking and then stopped some drugs I would to take. I just didn’t have to prove or ‘be’ anything to anyone.
Han South (5 months ago)
hahaha, northface and patagonia are rival companies
Bill S (5 months ago)
What a shit journalist, tries to sensationalize and leaves holes in her story. He has a solar electric panel, radio and goes to town...
Alex B (5 months ago)
Why does it always seem like the vice hosts hate life and are the worst people to do a documentary In a different country???
Jordan Smith (5 months ago)
Im jealous. I wish My family had escaped from everything. I hate social media. Yet I fill i have to check it to keep in touch. Unlike when i was a kid The Verizon flip phone was just out. I miss the days of hanging out at places Drive ins, everything... Stephen hawking said, AI will be the death of man kind
ryan soto (5 months ago)
Chileno Gaucho? Nada que ver....Mejor dicho Huaso Chileno...gaucho argentino
Sam A (5 months ago)
I hate ‘The North Face’ so much, such a trashy sell out.
Conor Callaghan (5 months ago)
Song at 7:12 ???????
Russell Goulding (5 months ago)
Would half of you Youtube uploaders please learn how to accurately title a video?
Jimmi Jones (5 months ago)
Regardless this will inspire alot of morons to go there and ruin this place
Master Potato (5 months ago)
The simple life :)
Dolan Novak (6 months ago)
40 years alone but dudes got multiple chairs in his house get outta here
Cary Sontag (6 months ago)
50 yrs without a chick sucking his cock and a chick to ride on his satiff cock too.
Cary Sontag (6 months ago)
50 years without a pussy to bust a nut in lol
seductivespy (6 months ago)
Did the Unabomber copy his cabin off this guy?
Noe Yamoyam (6 months ago)
It is now 2018 , i wonder how faustino doing now? is he still alive?
Ashton One (6 months ago)
Someone living in true isolation doesn't end up on vice....just saying
Jordan Hays (6 months ago)
This is the type of life style I want. Humans need to fuck off
ALEC (6 months ago)
Patagonia? That’s where the Nazis live
Brian Pruett (6 months ago)
Vice must not know the Definition of Complete!!! Dude sees people when he wants and NEEDS to!!!!
Brian Pruett (6 months ago)
Vice! Get a freaking translator!!!! Reading subtitles is 1900’s
Joshua Vazquez (6 months ago)
II wonder when was the last time he went to church.
WalkIt_ LikeYouTalkIt (6 months ago)
That place is fcn beautiful, I'd give everything I have to camp that lake w/my fam!!! Ol' boy looks like Castro to me!
Sharon Anderson (7 months ago)
good or bad, however anyone may deem it... I feel a deep connection to this story. Oh if only i could....
future shock (7 months ago)
He’s got a dog
Mohammad Almheiri (7 months ago)
8:59 who puts a lock on his/her door when they’re living in complete isolation? And how did he get that calender hanging on his wall with the current month/year at the time if he was completely isolated? I think I’ll stop on part 1 and rather not watch the whole thing cause I can smell some bullshit coming on the way
Golden 47 (7 months ago)
40 years of isolation and he has a *Solar Panel* Even a quarter of the people living in the present in modern cities don't have that
Evil Vhs (7 months ago)
They can't have the guy live by his own will, self-sufficient, happy and healthy, it doesn't look good for the slave population and it's gonna look worse when lives way beyond the average life expectancy, the slaves could star wondering...
Abhishek John (7 months ago)
hey girl how did u know that a human exists there ..something is fishy ..
john folsom (7 months ago)
Vice TV on HBO but cannot afford a satellite phone what kind of bologna is this.
Mia KANTS (7 months ago)
How would they find him if he has no phone or any electric devices....
Sunday pro (7 months ago)
Masturbation champion for 40 years.
FrankieTheDoggo (7 months ago)
You see that's the problem. This guy want to live alone ..like alone for real, no people around him for kilometers and kilometers..but this bunch of guys from fuckin New York thought "Mmmmhhhhhh why don't we go and bother this dude that clearly don't like people...yeah sound great !" Mind your business god dammit.
CheesyBumFlakes (7 months ago)
you lucky bastards

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