Friday, February 26, 2010
Here it is, the completed yurt. I haven't posted any photos of this since back in Oct. when we finished setting it up. We have been living in it since we moved out of Portland about 40 miles to the country. It's a Pacific Yurts brand 30' yurt that we found on Craigs List back in Sept. 09. I built the front porch roof from some salvaged cedar logs and other found lumber. This is an essential part of the yurt since it keeps rain water from leaking in the front door. The thin insulation from Pacific Yurts probably helps a bit but when the temp dipped down to 10 degrees at times back in Dec., it was hard to keep it warm inside. Even with the stove burning all night we would wake up some mornings with the inside temp at 32 degrees! Perhaps our woodstove is a bit too small.
This is a photo montage of the interior. Pretty roomy. So far we have wood heat, a propane cook stove and a single extension cord for electric power. We might connect to the well to have running water sometime this spring, but for now we get our water and shower in a small bath house about 50 yds away.