Friday, September 18, 2009
Insulating the floor before we lay the deck. I had no idea how expensive insulation is! Damn. Unfortunately we have been told that the mice will eventually steal all of it from us to build there nests. Damn.
The yurt we purchased came with all of the pre-cut car decking. Trying to lay this out and hope that it matched the shape of our beams was a little frustrating.
But it all came together nicely in the end. A cup of coffee as I contemplate laying the final deck boards.
Finally! All 183 boards in place. My back hurts!
The old camper that will become my new mobile sewing studio. Ideally I'd like to outfit it with some human powered sewing machines and a small woodstove. Thats the next project.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I've been wanting to move out of the city for a few years now and it finally feels like the time is right. All of the other attempts I made fell through. We discussed it a lot this summer while traveling and when we returned, Kirsten and I decided to move to a small farm, run by a few friends about 45 miles from Portland. We bought a yurt used on Craigslist from the Seattle area and picked it up in the U-haul pictured. It's a 30' diameter yurt and all of the parts were a lot bigger than we expected. The brand is Pacific Yurts out of Cottage Grove, OR. We hope to move into it by Oct. 1st. Below is the post and beam structure for the deck that the yurt will sit on. Our plan is to live here and help to run the small CSA (community supported agriculture)farm started by our friends. If all works out, I will move my hat sewing studio with me in a small camper. I'll post more photos as the yurt goes up.