I just realized I never finished posting the yurt raising pictures. Here is the last page, plus a bonus page of yurt interior shots, from that day.
This picture shows the last part, installing the walls. The interior panels have canvas on one side and insulation (the silver stuff) on the [...]
The top photos show the roof going on. This huge, cone-shaped piece of heavy-duty vinyl stuff weighed a ton. The first pic on the top left shows the crew raising it up, one grueling inch at a time, to get it through the skylight. The picture on the middle right shows [...]
After lunch it was time to put up the the fabric layers, or the yurt skin. First came a layer of cotton canvas, which is what you see on the inside, the wall covering that shows behind the lattice. Next came the roof insulation–you can see that being lifted up to [...]
These pictures are all of the tension ring going up. First you see the ring, this huge piece of multi-layered wood, really pretty. I was all “the instructions say to use a rope and lift it up using the scaffolding as a fulcrum…” and the men looked at me like I [...]
After five pages of photos about the six weeks of hard work to prepare, we finally come to the actual day the yurt went up! The obtuse, absurd, book of instructions suggested doing it in two days, but we had 60% chance of rain the next day–it had to be up by the [...]
Because the lattice rests right on the floor, you lay the final flooring on before the yurt goes up. Which is hair raising, because here you have 700 square foot of oak floor and what if it rains? Luckily, it didn’t. And you’ll see in the next installment what they did [...]
Aren’t my family cool? Uncles, aunts, cousins, sisters, the whole clan, they came out, over and over, to help Paul with putting this whole thing together–while I did nothing but take photos and sit around, hugely pregnant.
Well, it was my idea to do the yurt. Maybe I get credit for [...]
I have a series of photo collages documenting the building of our yurt, from breaking ground, to the big yurt raising day. I’ve gotten so many questions about the yurt, I thought I would post them. Here is the first!
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- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- the emotional insanity of writing
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- how to build a yurt (1 of 10)
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- yurts: the downside
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- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
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