Saturday, June 29, 2013

Studio Yurt Is Coming Together

Well, I could focus on the negative if I chose to - the man who was building me a 20' yurt has not been able to complete it or give me a timeframe by which he would complete it, so I'm forced to make other arrangements and ask for a refund of the deposit that I paid him. Yuck.

But I'm here to focus on the positive. The "other arrangements" are looking awesome! I found an authentic Mongolian yurt frame for a great price. The only catch is that I need to drive 12 hours one way to pick it up.

The other catch is that I need to obtain a cover for it. I've got some great leads on covers from Mongolia. They're as gorgeous as the frame. I wonder how I'll get any work done in such a beautiful space. I'll just want to lay on the floor and look up at that beautiful woodwork.

Needless to say, I will not be moving the studio into the yurt on July 1 like I had hoped, but it does look like I'll have it in place and weatherproofed before Winter. Saving six months of studio rent goes a really long way toward paying for this beautiful yurt.


eldri said...

Wow! That is an AWESOME yurt frame!

the 'matching covers' are pretty, too, and are, are presume, pre-insulated

..Woad did not become invasive at Annwfn, grew for a few years in the garden, (never outside, on undisturbed soil) and after a few years of self-sowing, stopped showing up
but the same thing happened with the lambs-quarters, (I blamed that on the fact I brought those seeds in from Wales)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Blossom that is absolutely hands down the most beautiful yurt I have seen. Even here on the internet I can imagine the peaceful feeling you must get when you walk into that magical space. Beautiful just beautiful.

Blossom Merz said...

No, the covers are not pre-insulated. I've got a lot of sewing ahead of me to get the insulation done. I think this first Winter is going to be a little rough, but I'll make it. A cook stove and silk thermals should go a long way toward helping.

But, yeah, I really didn't imagine that I'd be able to get ahold of such a magnificent work of art. I'm still kind of in disbelief!