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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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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Light my fire…er…yurt

 Posted by at 1:12 pm  Yurt Yak
Nov 032011
 
Light my fire...er...yurt

The only place, really, for outlets is around the perimete of a yurtr, and who wants lamp cords running all over the place? The only thing you can do to find a place for lights is to look up…but there is no ceiling to install ceiling fixtures on…right? But, there ARE the rafters. Hmmm…

Rafters are the perfect place to install lighting. My electrical system runs from the electrical panel to all areas of the yurt by running the wiring along the outer edge of the yurt at the point where toe wall meets the rafters, with the wiring held in place by zip-tying it to the perimeter tension cable. From here you can go down the wall to low outlets and wall switches…or up along the rafters to lighting…but what kind of lighting?

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Apr 092011
 
Yurt interior layout…practical considerations

Yurts scream for an open floor plan, but practical concerns want SOME walls for privacy, if nothing else to close off the ultimate private area…the bathroom. Company over for dinner doesn’t usually want to watch folks using it while they eat…LOL.

Beyond the bathroom, a yurt can be as open as you want, and most folks want a completely open design…the round space begs for it, as does the skylight. With that openness comes a few issues that can be dealt with using thought and imagination.

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