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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A New Yurt Deck

  I was lucky enough to have my parents come out for a week and in that time we had lots of rain, 80 mile an hour winds, and somehow managed to get a yurt deck built.  Here are a few images of the progression of building it. 
Here are the pier blocks and the beams that hold up the floor joists.
 Next we added blocking between the supports and built the base for a small deck out the front.
 Since I knew it was going to be rainy, I bought this gigantic tarp to cover the deck when we were not working on it.
 We laid down a 30 foot diameter sub-deck to hold in the insulation from below the floor joists.
 Here are the floor joists.
 Putting in the insulation and laying the floor boards.
 My mom even got into it helping trim the floor boards
 Team Schneider on the almost finished deck.
 The drip edge was the final touch to the completed it.
Now we have to wait for good weather and a weekend to coincide to put the yurt up.  Hopefully that happens before it starts snowing.  Keep you fingers crossed!


scrooner said...

Wow, that's really amazing. Thanks for the pictures Ben!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ben. I've been lurking about for a while here looking at your Yurt and wondering if I could do something similar with my family.

Partly because of this, I'm currently doing a carpentry course in south Germany and I've now got to make a presentation, so I'm going to do one on Yurts. I'd really like to show that Yurts can be lived in permanently and that they aren't a 'second best' to a house, (and therefore are something for a modern German carpenter to take seriously) so I was wondering if I could use some of the images on your Picasa album? I'd aim for images showing the Yurt in Winter and also interior shots showing the different rooms room and the fact that it's basically a canvas walled house, not a tent. If I have time I'd also like to use the one year time lapse video.

The presentation is purely for the course, and will be to my class group. I'll not be making any money from it, and obviously I'll give credit for the sources and any copyright notices that you require. If you do have some images or stories I could use, I'd be very grateful. You can contact me via my blog, or under “Korschtal (a)
Gmail . Com”

Many thanks for your time.

Ville said...

Great work. I am planning same kind of base to our yurt in Finland. My worry is that how I can manage to keep insulation material dry during the years. How did you cope out with that?

Ben Schneider said...

@ Ville
Luckily I only had the yurt deck with out a yurt for about a month. It had rained a lot during that month, but I caulked all the seams between the deck boards and I think that helped. Once the yurt was up it was no problem keeping the deck insulation dry because the yurt entirely covered it. To keep it dry from below I installed a vapor barrier (plastic sheet) below the insulation. Hope his helps, and good luck with your project.