Monday, May 04, 2009

the continuing saga of the World's Slowest Yurt

At last I've got my yurt frame finished...

Our friend Jamie gave me some crucial help with block foundations and joists for the floor and with putting up the walls and first few roof poles.
Thanks Jamie! I think you've found a new niche there...

The frame was much easier to put up on this 18mm spruce ply floor, it is easier to get it laid out in a circle and the whole thing is just much more solid.
A big moment - Jamie and I get the crown and first 4 roof poles up and it stays there.

And there it is sitting in the garden. No need to cut the grass now...well there isn't any left...

First mug of tea in the yurt. Next job is making the canvas cover - steep learning curve coming up again as I've never used a sewing machine before.

3 comments:

Moon Over Martinborough said...

How bizarre and fantastic that you're building a yurt. Good luck!

kiera said...

hello dude i like your blog i am building A yurt too i just had it up today and am going to start sewing the roof canvas iv done the walls have you got any further i could do with some tips on the roof canvas x

Anonymous said...

oh yeah its kiera i have a blog via the unltd big challenge winners website