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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Workshop At Two Rivers Rescheduled for May

The workshop at Two Rivers in September has been rescheduled for May 18, 19, 20, 2012. We will then build the 24 ft yurt kit and yurt in two days for Two Rivers.

This workshop has not got off the ground and will not happen.

For answers or questions call Martin at

Food Works at Two Rivers Center
64 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Telephone: 802-223-1515
Toll free outside Vermont: 800-310-1515
Fax: 802-229-5277

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM

I am not sure what happen to precipitate this second and final cancellation. Maybe it was the loss of Brian to Two Rivers. I was counting on him to carry a full share of the teaching load. Maybe Two Rivers got bogged down with building codes in Montpelier for a classroom...sprinkler system etc. Maybe Two Rivers decided that they would rather try to run a yurt workshop on their own. Or with someone else. Good luck to that. This workshop was on the edge of the possible and would take a lot of work, knowledge and organization to get it up and finished. Here is some of what it would take:

How to build a 24 foot Pacific Yurt in a 2 day workshop (or in 4 weekends with friends):

  1. Measure, carefully, a 24 foot Pacific Yurt.
  2. Get 16 to 24 people and divide into 4 work groups. (or get 4 to 6 people and plan to work for 4 weekends).
  3. Rip wall rods from 2X lumber.
  4. Make door frame, or two door frames or two door frames and two windows (Two Rivers Plan).
  5. Join steel-cable tension-band with swag nuts and swag machine (or swag nuts and hammer).
  6. Cut rafters
  7. Cut and fit lumber of snow load support.
  8. Make platform (see yurt companies for on-line plans)
  9. Join and install wall rods (60/30 degree angle diamond shapes with 30 degree angles on top and bottom).
  10. Make roof ring
  11. Make plywood ring to hold plexiglass dome. Join together.
  12. Install roof ring and rafters, use hard hats during this part of process
  13. Sew wall cover and install
  14. Sew roof cover and install
  15. Install dome
  16. Hug each did it!
Good luck