Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
From Tiny House Bog:
"Asia contacted me the other day about an interesting tiny house concept. Asia is the owner of a company called Laurel Nest Yurts. Here is what Asia had to say: We just “invented” a yurt on a trailer, with a round deck."
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Many yurt projects have kept me busy recently (study of my 16' yurt, planning a second 12' yurt for a workshop class, rewriting plans for building a 12' yurt) and I was happy to discover Jennifer McChristian Paintings of yurts to be a breath of fresh air. Her post was entitled Exquisitely Ecstatic Esalen Workshop. Seeing her yurt images in oil on canvas inspired me to continue to refine the the idea of a simple and direct yurt for providing homes. To engage the idea of yurts is to really change your relationship to shelter...yurt shelters move your being toward the
- Dry and well ventilated
- Warm/Cool in appropriate season
- Natural World
- Spiritual World
Thursday, July 1, 2010
A David Cain photograph at Yurtville.
The yurt making workshop used sailmaking technology to join ployvinyl sections cut from tarps to cover the yurt. Double sided carpet tape, 3M product, was used to join sections. The joints were hammered down with a rubber mallet to tighten the joint. Quick and easy solution derived from sail makers making sails from tarps. See Making A Polytarp Sail, by David "Shorty" Routh at Duckworks for details. Messing-about.com also has some helpful ideas on polytarp sails and other sail/yurt cover solutions.