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Old 04-02-2018, 08:19 PM   #61
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Straw bales seem to work very well. The cover on top (and the yurt!) will prevent your bales from rotting, as long as you have a good drainage around. The tires seem to me almost a bit overkill...
Here's one of customer's blog on the subject: https://ouryurtifullife.com/building...bale-platform/
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:43 PM   #62
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Thank you for your comments. I will drive rebar through planned bales and then tighten around the circumference with 50mm lorry ratchet straps. That should keep it nice and tight, you could park a lorry on there👍
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:46 PM   #63
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Perhaps the tyres are overkill, however I will be happier knowing that the bales are off the ground. Thank you very much for your comments.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:27 PM   #64
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We built an 18 inch high base to create an air pocket under the yurt. It stood on concrete blocks, and then we surrounded the entire base of the yurt with hay bales, and then covered the hay bales with tarpaulin so they remained dry all winter, and underneath was warm and dry, with no frost for the six coldest months in upstate New York. The yurt did look a bit like a hovercraft. But it was brilliant. Warm floor. And because we didn't cement the posts down, and surrounded it with hay, it remained a temporary structure so didn't upset the planners. Just a few ideas.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:43 AM   #65
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Thank you Sarah for your comments, all the very best
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