Be sure to check out the Photo Album for "Land Progress Report, 2/20/06"
Things are moving along with the barn and this means its a good time to get the yurt up as well. Our strategy is to build the barn first so that we have a workshop available as well as storage for the house package when it gets delivered from Lincoln Logs.
It also means we have to get ready for the house construction to commence…and that means some pretty big piles of wood debris left over from the logging of the area needs to be burned! That’s some bonfire party, one that will last a few days. So, we have to add some temporary shelter for us to operate out of on site. What better for that than our yurt!
A few weeks ago Tim and I drove up to the campground we’ve had our yurt deck at and moved it 14 miles down the road to our land. As you’ll see in the pictures, we put that frame together next to the big tree and got it all ready for the yurt to sit right upon it. Moving the deck, reframing it up, and putting the new wood on top of it, which took about two 4-hour shifts was the most effort it will take to get the yurt up. The actual construction of the building takes only 3 hours or so. Watch for the subsequent pictures of that as it is our project for this coming weekend.