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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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Bmwryder (36 minutes ago)
So this is what the most interesting man is doing in retirement!
Jwayne Pattillo (9 hours ago)
This name O'higgins is all over Chile. Who was this guy?
Jason Alexander (11 hours ago)
Boo radley ?
Lucifer Apollo (19 hours ago)
The amount of time humankind has spent NOT living in this fashion is but a blink of an eye.
Lucifer Apollo (19 hours ago)
Too bad this encroachment now also includes the likes of Vice. Pretty much the worst out of anything else listed.
Jacob Watson (22 hours ago)
"40 years of complete isolation". 56 seconds in and I see he has an animal. Weak.
Anthony Momo (1 day ago)
I could see myself living like this!!! Just imagine no more money problems, taxes and worries about rent
40years being a virgin
Dilki (2 days ago)
How does vice find about lonely people like this
Rick Yerena (3 days ago)
2019 bro
scott warwick (3 days ago)
You are on your own even in a crowd.
ms logic (3 days ago)
Depends on what kind of isolation.He's not completely alone.i close to 40 f myself.i escaped from abusive family and ex.i got complex ptsd and am living with welfare.i don't have any friends or animals but quite few online friends.life is so hard especially when you come from completely different place.
profd65 (5 days ago)
The female host is a total hottie.
Jugs Mc bulge (5 days ago)
Who else is watching this when they should be sleeping??
gtrick64 (5 days ago)
No nut decade for this guy...
"Asked to clear land to make it more fertile." Wrong ecological approach and clearly in favor of land exploitation. His lifestyle, while beautiful and quiet, was based upon a land design flaw that destroyed a lot of the worlds ecology for economic profit. The most important thing we can do (aside from learning from this man's way of life) is understand how this is an unethical approach to lifestyle and land design, and fundamentally exposes the fact that his orders and understand of the world did not take into account the idea that the land there already had value and was worth keeping in tact in the first place. The actions of the early 1900's are still affecting the world today.
Jonathan Sakks (6 days ago)
Got an envy boner. Halp
JJ (7 days ago)
This guy is living the dream, damn.
Naheim Googolla (11 days ago)
Must be no Democrats here they have guns.
Naheim Googolla (11 days ago)
They must poop in their sinks.
febreroseis (12 days ago)
Media wea, voy pa allá de vacaciones todos los años po ql
Dr. Barber (12 days ago)
Must be a peaceful feeling far away from the bullshit and all. People don't always want to be with people.
Kalupz (13 days ago)
He's so stereotypicaly old school Chilean, really reminds me of my grandfather.
Maj Mahendra (14 days ago)
Watch happy people series..
Kenneth (16 days ago)
I don't understand a FUCK of the narrator... bad voice casting
mo1414ha (19 days ago)
There is an animal face on the mountain maybe a bear or a dog 7:36
Theo Lewis (20 days ago)
How the fuck did they contact this guy
Pink Lover (22 days ago)
Its interesting that he has a veru strong mind and different perspective
Diane R (22 days ago)
I love being alone, because everyone I know is toxic and neurotic.
Renee` Hill (23 days ago)
The narrators speech & the writing isn't up to standard for a real documentary. She speaks too quickly & slurs her words. Also, the title ia misleading.
Livie QueenB (24 days ago)
My antisocial ass came here to learn from the master 🙇‍♀️🙏
Miss Mick (24 days ago)
I have severe anxiety living alone and being alone, anyone have tips for surviving with just myself and not going insane. Comment below, thanks!
Franczesco Bautista (26 days ago)
Patagonia makes very nice and warm clothing
Precious Pecans (29 days ago)
I wish to be this guy but I know it would be selfish to do so...
CWBush73 (30 days ago)
Just because you live in a city does not mean you are isolated. Some of the loneliest people are married.
Pleasent Weather (1 month ago)
They paid this old broken man to do this video. Yeah...! Nothing is real in this world nowadays... Those who are serious by watching this should slap their faces and wake up...
Maggie P (1 month ago)
Everyone on 4chan and Tumblr in like 15 years
Oos Sum (1 month ago)
Lucky guy for real But where'd he get The Dog????
Dan (1 month ago)
Winning! As Charlie Sheen would say
Amy Bukouras (1 month ago)
At least he seems happy & content
Christopher Teasdale (1 month ago)
Colonizers... really??! lol
2:00 am I the only one who was like *finger snap* "Chilean! So that's what it was. I was gonna say Italian!"
Dracowolf (1 month ago)
Nice me too always hate pp since little rather stay at home only going out to buy weed food videogames or working than going out and wacht all those faces;well i only love my family but never mix with pp from the outside even at work i only say hi and that s it;i love being at my house
Salma dan (1 month ago)
20 for me
Geezy Kennedy (1 month ago)
Dude must be horny af
Angel Tenorio (1 month ago)
Scary things is not being bothered after 40 years of isolation then one day camera crews on your face
Mac Ben (1 month ago)
I love this piece from Vice. I used to watch this faithfully every night because it brought me some sort of peace. Years later, I’m back here.
George Michael (2 months ago)
This is bullshit this is that satanic world of television it's all a lie where did he get that calendar and what about the film crew I call bullshit
Shunya (2 months ago)
It must be really interesting to live 40 years in isolation.
jes nemo (2 months 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 months ago)
apart of me wants to be like him
Dave Stuart (2 months ago)
Sounds great....
Manuj Madan (2 months ago)
Been 2 years for me
Felipe Rafael Barros (2 months ago)
Medio reportaje mierda!
JGH _ (2 months ago)
I wonder what animals he mates with ?🐐
Jo Hig (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
But but... he’s not watched porn!?
Shalini Suansing (3 months ago)
This is a dream come true for me
john smith (2 months ago)
be careful what you wish for
The Beast (3 months ago)
40 years of isolation. Politer and more socially adroit better than 90% of the PC online gaming community.
Bill Gotti (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Here because I searched "Into The Wild"
A. Jahtu (3 months ago)
Must have been Heaven. I envy this guy.
Paul M (3 months 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 (4 months ago)
Lifestyle goals...
Ludi Zischg (4 months ago)
This is probably one of the most brautiful places on earth.
Canta Libre (4 months ago)
Bless him.
Ian Maclean (4 months ago)
The complete guide in how too fuck yourself.
Julia J (4 months ago)
@9:09 I feel like his cat is barking....
Donald Drumpf (4 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 (4 months ago)
Thats PARADISE where he lives.
Ill Wallace llI (4 months ago)
So how does he watch porn?
Abhishek Singh (4 months ago)
God of Incels spotted
Forerunner) (4 months ago)
Spanish is such a nasty language.
Irene (4 months ago)
Man I don’t want that isolation.. I appreciate solitude here and there but all life is damn long
Yasir Al khabees (5 months ago)
Damn adriana is hot I need a Latin gyal
Dallas Marshall (5 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 (5 months ago)
my dream
whelkshuffler (5 months ago)
...and then VICE turn up and ruin it all.
Krafty Kreator (5 months ago)
Wow! Very interesting.
First Last (5 months ago)
if i had a loving female companion i could do it.
Lewis C. (5 months ago)
A life away from feminism and all this PC nonsense! God, that sounds so peaceful!
Brighdie Davey (5 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 (5 months ago)
This is all I want from life
Omni Triangle (5 months ago)
That cat at the end was like "fuck you!!"
Luis Melendez (5 months ago)
Shawn Vandenabeele (5 months ago)
He's not without technology he has solar power.
Pat Fitzgerald (5 months ago)
Seems like my ideal life.
Star Gazer (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
he is just a normal human being like you and me. stop treating him like an alien
TripDigi (6 months ago)
I could tell by the goggles in the thumbnail that guy was a triple O double OG.
marco sanchez (6 months ago)
A man i can only hope to amount to within my lifetime on this plain..
Bruno Araújo (6 months ago)
I'm 5 years in!
aaro 345 (6 months ago)
gold winter night😅😅 there wasnt even snow only water... so it was a warm winter night😅
The Outdoors (6 months ago)
I disliked simply because you said to like
Pyrit One (6 months ago)
How that dude was walking over hes land with cows? Cows can swim?
Carolyn Huff (6 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

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