Monthly Archives: February 2013

Putting It All Together

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All the poles fit into the back of a friend's truck

Loading it all into a truck

Friends helped put up the walls

Putting up the walls

Putting up the tono

Putting up the tono

Tweaking the roof and the walls

Tweaking the roof and the walls

Putting the felt on the roof

Putting the felt on the roof

Covering the roof with canvas

Covering the roof with canvas

Ready for the wall felt and canvas

Ready for the wall felt and canvas

Putting up the walls

Putting up the walls

Everything but the skylight

Everything but the skylight

Working on the inside

Working on the inside

Building the bathroom/kitchen wall

Building the bathroom/kitchen wall

Wall is finished and stove is pumping hot water to a radiator

Wall is finished and stove is pumping hot water to radiator

Slowly becoming more of a home

Slowly becoming more of a home

Skylight is up!

Skylight is up!

Checking out the neighbourhood

Checking out the neighbourhood

Feeling more and more like a home

Feeling more and more like a home

A calm day of reading

A calm day of reading

Up next: Christmas in a Yurt

Wool Insulation

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We ordered 60 yards of wool felt from Yurta. It came on a six-foot roll.

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Making a mini roof out of paper

The felt is made from sheep wool and has reflective thread on one side to help contain the heat.

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It only took a day or two to sew the felt which was wonderful compared to the weeks of sewing canvas.

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It was, however, quite heavy and therefore more of a pain to sew.

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We both took naps on the felt during this process.

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Up next: Putting it all together