Category Archives: Yurt

The Finale – Yurt Raising Party

We had our yurt (ger) raising party last Sunday and had about 20 people show up to help us raise the yurt. It took about an hour and a half to raise but I think it will go much quicker … Continue reading

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Yurt Making with Kostya

My friend Paula and I were fulling the third piece of the roof felt down at Camas Creek Yarn store on Friday, when two women came down to see what we were doing. It was a mother and daughter. Tris, … Continue reading

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Yurt Update – The Light at the End of the Tunnel

We are still working feverishly to get the yurt finished before winter sets in. Luckily, we had a nice weekend and we were able to felt the third roof piece this past weekend. The weekend before was cold and rainy … Continue reading

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Yurt Update – Painting Begins

The yurt making is progressing, although not as quickly as I’d like. We continue to work on felting the cover nearly every Sunday, the sanding is completed, the painting has begun and we bought a door for the yurt. After … Continue reading

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Felting in the Rain

The yurt plan for this weekend was to full a couple of the wall panels and make one roof panel. Two of the wall panels are very well felted and the other two were still a little bit soft. So … Continue reading

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Busy Week

It seems that everyone is busy this time of year. Football season has started here and we went down to a football game over the weekend. It was a late game and since we have to drive 2 1/2 hours … Continue reading

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Yurt Tono and a Felting Party

Dennis and I are still plugging away at the carpentry work on the yurt. This past weekend, we drilled the holes in the tono. The tono is the circle at the top of the yurt that the roof poles fit … Continue reading

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Yurt Update – Felting a Wall Panel

Dennis and I started felting a wall panel this past weekend. It was a ton of work but now that we have the process down, I think it will go faster (keep your fingers crossed!). This post has a ton … Continue reading

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How to Build a Yurt in 51 Days and Counting

I thought it would be a catchy title if I could say “How to Build a Yurt in 30 Days” but once I started counting how long we’ve been working that somehow didn’t work out. There is even a YouTube … Continue reading

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Yurt Update – Finally a Little Bit of Felting

I finally started on felting for the yurt. Not much, but a sample to figure out shrinkage. This is one of the batts rolled out on the living room floor. That is a yardstick so you can see about how … Continue reading

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