Oct 242013
 
Building a house...I mean yurt...again.  Getting started.

I’m going to TRY to keep y’all up to date on the progress (its slow, I know) of the yurt addition I am adding here at the JuicyMaters homestead.  I keep trying to remember to take pictures of everything as I add the bedroom/yurt to what was the entire yurt home until I married a gal named Cindy and her daughter, Sarah, but sometimes I forget. A note here on the room in a yurt.  Its great for one person, and its great for two, and it might even be great for a couple with a baby, but for two

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Oct 082013
 
Remember that new yurt I told y'all about?

Way back…almost a year ago…on December 5 of 2012 I told you folks about a little yurt project I was starting that involved building a new, second yurt on my property in the north Georgia mountains.  It was to be a smaller, connected yurt that would serve as a bedroom. Note:  A 30 ft yurt is plenty big enough for an individual or couple, and could work for a couple with a small child (read infant), but for a newly married couple (going well, thank you) with a teenage daughter space, and privacy, are rather tight…too tight. Anyway…I tolld you

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Apr 042013
 
Yurt living:  More thoughts on how-to stay warm

Thinking outside the box on keeping your yurt warm. Yurts make for awesome homes…I wouldn’t change my decision to live in one, even after almost 4 years expirience at it.  Yurt living is every bit as good as I had anticipated, and more. With that said, there are a few challenges to yurt living, and keeping one warm is one of them.  While a yurt can be a cozy place in the winter, you really need to think about keeping your home warm a bit differently than you would in a conventionally constructed home.

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Apr 012013
 
JuicyMaters guest post:  Dan Swinton on rustic decor

Redefining your Bathroom: Rustic Edition   Going all-out to redesign and completely renovate your bathroom to reflect your love for rustic décor is not necessary.  You can add a few touches here and some decorations there and make a significant difference.  Take, for example, some window shutters made of unfinished and older wood.  While not drastically changing the room or an expensive addition it certainly makes a difference and really livens-up the bathroom.  If you’re short on other rustic bathroom ideas, consider some of these as well: Mirror bordered by unfinished wood For bathrooms with a simple hanging mirror that

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