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Well, it is still standing and survived all the winter storms.....

And we have steps!!! Yay! No more climbing in and out with the ladder.

I have never seen so many ticks in my life! Damned

We met a water well driller while we were there so hopefully we will have water the next time we go up and save us the trips to the town springs to fill up our jugs. Oscen tried his hand at water dowsing with "L" shaped copper rods and we picked a spot, so we shall see how good he is!

Here are some pics:

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Back Steps...... notice the can of insect spray....

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And my boys hard at work........

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This is the big creek that is the eastern boundary of our property:

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And the small creek that is on our property and is dry part of the year, but had water this trip.

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That's a smart looking Yurt.

The last Yurt I was in was a more ramshackle affair with a wood stove and the geometric patterns you get with the wooden lattice for the ceiling.

I went to a party once where there were about five Yurts all connected together with tunnels. Some horses, including a white horse, checked out the dance tent before we started. I DJ'ed first and could barely hear what I was doing because the PA had'nt been "fine tuned" yet. The next DJ thrust bottle of whiskey into my hands when I came off!

I don't know why I'm telling you all this (must be all the sea air I've had today).

Oh, there were no ticks!

DJ Barney
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These don't need insect spray!

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I'm not sure I could live with ticks crawling on me. I would freak out.

And speaking of freaking out, this here picture looks way too much like me: <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/damned.gif" alt="Damned" title="damned" /> I wish I had a scanner to post a pic from childhood - ya'all would laugh.
That is so cool! Thanks, Orpbit2 - I downloaded it already
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[quote author="QuantumObserver"]I'm not sure I could live with ticks crawling on me. I would freak out.

And speaking of freaking out, this here picture looks way too much like me: Scream

We will have to take some serious action against them when we move there full time. In the meantime....... I think we will avoid going back in May
The Yurt has electricity !!! Yay!!!

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LET THERE BE LIGHT !!!

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I am very proud of this little one-day project. We were only there 2 days and one of those I was showing my Dad around. I stabbed in a new breaker, ran some PVC conduit and pulled the wire, wired up the breaker, wired up the floor plug, threw the breaker on and smelled for smoke.

Mango
Here are some new pics:


The yurt has held up pretty well so far - it is one year old this month:

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We saw a beautiful doe run across the meadow Sunday evening.

Some more pics of the land around it:

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The fall color was a little late this year - just starting to see some color:
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what is the yurt like in the winter?
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Right now it is br-r-r-r- cold!

We need to insulate it and put in a propane heater or wood burning stove.

It is tolerable down to around 28 degrees as is with the propane heater on full blast but it is drafty and I couldn't stay in it that way more than a few days at a time.

This is what I plan on using:
http://www.insulation4less.com/prodex_Ffmf.asp

It has sound deadening qualities also. I can staple it to the bottom of the flooring in between the beams. I bought 150 yards of unbleached muslin and this winter will be tackling my largest sewing project EVER. I will sew a lining for the roof and walls and use it to cover this insulation (because it is ugly and will show through the lattice). Then I will slip it in between the lattice and vinyl and secure it with ties and staples. That is how one yurt we stayed in at Tennessee insulated theirs and it was comfortable.

I am hoping to get Oscen to do some cool artist-y things to the muslin since it will be our wall covering behind the lattice.

There are so many "projects" to do with it - the insulation, the deck, framing in the bathroom, drilling the well, etc, etc, etc...... Lots of fun, though! We just tackle them as we have time/money and each thing we do makes it more comfortable and less like camping.
kool!

Where are you getting the electricity from? Generator? . I can't imagine you have power close by.
Stunning sarafina, Oscen and Daniel! thanks for updating your yurt's evolutions. I'm curious about the power source as well and also that it is ok at 28... how much colder does it get down there?

Your insulation sewing project sounds like a fun one. I'm sorry (again) that we live so far apart as I'd like to help you with that one. Maybe in the spring I can come down there in '08...
it is such a beautiful setting and interesting structure

I have never been in a yurt so I had no idea.

28 sounds pretty cold to me so if you can manage that - that is impressive!

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We actually aren't that remote - the house on the acreage next to us had utility power, but he was the only neighbor who did.

The power company had a policy of running up to 1/4 mile for free as long as you were putting in a well, septic or foundation. This is changing soon and they will start charging per foot. Where our yurt sits is less than 1/4 mile from the house that has electricity. We started to drill a water well to get the free electricity - all I had to pay for was the meter loop.

The water well company contacted the electric company and we got the power run. We intended to drill a well, but had to move unexpectedly (rent house we were in being sold so we bought a house) so we didn't have the cash for the well this year. Got the power anyway, so it wasn't a total loss!

We have a generator also which we used for all our power tools to build the platform and floor and it will be a backup to the utility power.

I am not sure how cold it gets there - probably not much colder than 28 very often so we should be ok once we get the insulation layer on.
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I have never been in a yurt so I had no idea.

28 sounds pretty cold to me so if you can manage that - that is impressive!

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You're welcome - thanks for letting me share!

The wind blew pretty hard while we were there one night. The interesting thing about the round structure of the yurt is the wind flows around it rather than "at it". You could see and hear the vinyl covering ripple and flap as the wind traveled around it - the wind would split and you could see it running around both sides and then sometimes the vinyl would "snap" at the back when the two forces met again.
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great job Sarafina and Oscen Applause


What a beautiful yurt !!

Indigenous, aerodynamic and warm !





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