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Old 08-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hi there, am new to the forum and am seeking some assistance. I have been making my yurt for the past year- an on going labour of love, and have been using the 'Build Your Own Yurt' pamphlet published by the Centre for Alternative Technology. Unfortunately (read Obviously) the pamphlet I have been using has been lost and I am now in the midst of something that I still need some guidance with. I have contacted the Centre and Sandra in retail tells me they are out of print and they have no copies left- so can i put it out there that I am desperately in need of a photostated copy- am willing to pay for it, but having started with this pattern and invested this much time I am loathed to change tack- if anyone has a copy could we please please please sort something? kind regards, Adam

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I don't have any plans, but is this what you are looking for or something more specific:

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I appreciate that Jafo thankyou, however, it is a specific pamphlet called 'build your own yurt' from the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales, UK. alas they are out of print but i figured someone on the forum may have a copy
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Still searching, but this guy has them as a reference in his document titled the same.. I will keep searching and see what I find:

http://www.woodlandyurts.co.uk/Yurt_...r_own_yurt.pdf
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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Here is the PDF of the pamphlet. Enjoy.
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File Type: pdf buildayurt.pdf (3.04 MB, 898 views)
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Major PROPS Jafo! What a great thing to do and powerful skills!
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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Dude! That is a wicked pamphlet. Proof that the internet is a powerful tool, when obscure but golden out-of-print information like that can be found in one day...
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The yurts shown in this book are the style yurts that are done all across Europe. They are beautiful, handmade, rustic wonders. I went to the first world yurt maker's conference several years ago and all the yurt makers were making these traditional kinds of yurts. Beautiful! But, alas, never going to pass the ever spreading threat of building codes... The materials aren't predictable enough.

All the yurt makers had their opinions about what were and were not allowed to be called "Yurts". In the beginning, they mostly wanted to say that the type of yurt that is specific to North America (Engineered yurts made with predictable, replicated materials) were not yurts and had taken the spirit out of the structure. In the end though, I think many came around to realize that these are a valuable modification to yurts in modern times. They can bridge the ever widening gap between traditional methods and modern day red tape. We held the last conference here in Hawaii. I'm thinking about taking that on again next year.

Yep, that is a wicked pamphlet alright! So glad you found it and posted the link, Jafo.
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No problem.

I can understand people wanting to differentiate the old style from new, but think they are all yurts. The first wood stoves were quite different from today's versions, but they are all wood stoves.

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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Awesome Jafo, I knew there was someone out there!!!! and it was you all along! This is great- can not tell you how much you've helped me out- Bless!
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