Thursday, April 25, 2013

Begin The Kludges!

Some of you might recall that I got a spectacular deal on my artisan yurt because it's not quite finished. I need to devise a solution to seal the roof opening and protect the ring from water damage and I need to hang the door.

The door needs to be done right away so I'll hang it tonight and add a deadbolt before I put anything of value in my new home. (Not that I have anything all that valuable anyhow. I don't go in for any of the stuff that's easy to hock. If someone wants to try selling handmade dishes, I guess they'll probably find a way into the yurt.)

As for yurt finishing, the roof ring can wait a while. Rainy season is almost over. Here's what I'm doing to protect the roof ring for now.

It's actually good enough to keep the inside of the yurt totally dry. I'll hang some weight from the umbrella to keep it from shifting in the wind, but otherwise it's done for now.

Last night was my first night sleeping in the yurt. I love it and can hardly believe that it's real. It has all happened so fast!


Cindie Kitchin said...

The kludgee roof topper is great - love the color it adds.

Even though this is a portable home I hope you don't have to move for a long time. Can't wait to see the pix when everything is in place.

CatherineMWachs said...

I like the umbrella.

Hilary said...

How big is your yurt??
And how cold does it get in the winter there? are you going to be able to live in it year round??

Blossom Merz said...

Thanks for the encouragement! In pics it looks kind of like stained glass. In real life it looks exactly like an umbrella. :)

Hilary, there will be two yurts. This one, which will be my home, has a 16' diameter. The larger one, which will be my weaving studio, will be 20' wide. That's why the deck is so huge. Yes, I'll live in them year-round. It gets and stays below freezing here for a good part if the winter. I have until then to install wood stoves and make an insulation layer for both yurts.

Tony said...

Love the brolly Blossom. when do you put up the rest of the compound?

Blossom Merz said...

Well, the second yurt is supposed to be done by June 1st. If it is, I'll be moved in by July, I think. It's tough to think about moving the looms again, but the reduction in rent makes a fantastic incentive!

Alice said...

Chiming in a little late here. Love your umbrella. I really appreciate that off the grid thinking. Are you sure you're not channeling Mary Poppins?

Blossom Merz said...

Well, I do have a tendency to whisk in, fix a situation, and whisk out, but I don't wear nearly so many petticoats. :)