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Forum: Building a Yurt 06-26-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By ecovallee
Re: Flooring Options

Yes, a jigsaw would have been great. I did all mine by hand in the woods, because I was time rich and money poor...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-26-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,054
Posted By ecovallee
Re: Flooring Options

Hi,

I've done several floors, in various ways, for low or no money. My yurts are coppiced, so light enough to be able to lift the walls if necessary. So they'd be fine for installing a floor after...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-19-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,338
Posted By ecovallee
Re: Raised earth foundations for a Yurt

Hey there,

That last platform is mine. I've got a few more examples on my blog, including this one I copied from Dan Kuehn's book: https://thedevolutionary.wordpress.com/?s=kuehn

I've never...
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-17-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,585
Posted By ecovallee
Re: Hoping to Build from Coppiced Greenwood

You'd be better off cutting the poles yourself so you can strip the bark off straight away with a scraper. You'll also need a drawknife and shaving horse.

When I did this (in 2006, so memory could...
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,585
Posted By ecovallee
Re: Hoping to Build from Coppiced Greenwood

I'll try to keep this short, but it'll be tough.

I live in coppiced ash yurts and have a campsite with coppiced chestnut yurts, so experience of both. I've been living in these since 2009. So I...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 07-13-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,954
Posted By ecovallee
Re: best platform plans?

Hi there,

I've done a load of blog posts about platforms I've made, which you can look at here: https://thedevolutionary.wordpress.com/?s=platform

Answers will depend on the size of the yurt...
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