Thursday, March 3, 2011

Closed-up and ready for business, almost

Green plants reduce the amount of carbon as
they process it during photosynthesis.  Hey hibiscus
thanks for the oxygen!
Despite the current drought, it does rain here.  I understand that it can rain a lot!  We caught a break during the weeks of construction.  It barely rained at all.
Now that the yurt has a tight roof and walls, it can rain, permission granted.  And the past few days it has rained, some. 
If you are a believer in climate change, like me, you can tell by the conversations of long time locals;  the weather (climate) is changing.  So try to minimize your carbon output.  Plant a flower!
A glimpse of the waning moon.
Yurts are beautiful.  There is just something compelling about them, form and function.  So if you are a photographer, you may find yourself using them as a focal point, so to speak.
I am currently looking for the moment when the brilliant dawn lights up the dome. 
Yurts, another good reason to get out of bed in the morning!
Morning yurt

 I am fortunate to have a very sweet location.  The sunrises down the way, across a large swath of the Pacific filling the sky with some new eye candy every day.  Today was cotton candy.
Looking out and looking in.

People are especially impressed with the doors on the Colorado Yurt.  The wood is beautifully grained, sanded and finished. 
They also make a good mirror, which enables a moment of "self-reflection".

Jeremy and Scot easing an
insulation panel into place.

Even  though there were rain showers we were able to install the wall insulation. Most of the work was done from the inside.  Interesting material; a combination of plastic "bubble wrap" and reflective foil.  Almost immediately the yurt became cooler.  The insulation is lined with white fabric which brightens the interior.

I am happy with the quality and workmanship this company provides.  And as a bonus here on The Big Island, Yurts of Hawaii is nearby
If you're ever in Montrose

 providing sales support if needed.  Melissa Fletcher has been quick to return phone calls and emails.  I still wonder the caution NOT to attempt assembly on a windy day.  So, how windy is windy?

Things are growing and changing here rapidly.  I am looking forward to see how things grow up, around, and in my yurt of the next weeks and months. 
Next on the list, and almost last before I move in, finish the floors. 

-PS, short for polyurethane and sanding


  1. Will we ever see you again.......

  2. Love the looking out/looking in pic. In all the yurts we've seen, there is always potential for a new, crazy-cool yurt pic. Would you mind if we linked your most righteous blog on our facebook page and blog? I'm sure people thinking of a yurt in their future would be inspired by your yurt journal.
    A hui ho!

  3. Hi, thanks for the comments. Yes, please feel free to link me to your pages. Cool.