Its been long promised, but its FINALLY (almost) here…my complete, everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink, guide to deciding-on-preparing-to-build-building-finishing-the-interior-and-ENJOYING book about yurts. I give you other alternative housing ideas, just so you consider ALL your options when looking for “something different” in the style of your anticipated home. We discuss all the legal issues surrounding yurts, from zoning to financing to insurance and more. We cover site planning, foundation, and construction, with a special section on[read more...]
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[read more...]
Hi folks! I hope everyone had as good a Thanksgiving as me and are looking forward to a great celebration of Christ’s birth! I’m expecting a great Christmas and New Year and hope y’all are too! I’ve got a secret as to what is going to make New Years so fantastic here at JuicyMaters, and I’ll share that with you in the next couple of weeks, but right now I want to talk to the folks who visit JuicyMaters to get information about yurts. Are you beyond just interested in yurts? Do you KNOW you want to own and live[read more...]
After doing my weekly new scan for several topics, including yurts, I discovered this week that the perception of us yurt-ers is changing, that we are being considered less weird, becoming more and more accepted, and looked at as being less and less…well…less and less “nuts”. We seem to have become just a bit ahead of the curve, and yurts are becoming “trendy”!
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?[read more...]