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.