OH, I mis-read or mis-understood your first post. Yes, 4' high walls are standard. Somehow I'm thinking that the peak of the roof is a bit higher than 8', but my memory could be wrong on that.thk127 wrote:jkisha wrote:A second story! LOL now that would be prone to wind damage.thk127 wrote:Might be off topic, but what size RU all building?
So, I guess I'm still dubious on 8' walls--but who knows, next year we might add a third room with 8' walls--or figure out how to put a second story on the thing!!! Oh the possibilities.
That sounds like an awesome yert! It would be cool if i could stop by and see it. This is my first time building one so i'm expecting things to not go as well as planned. I'm bringing a tent just in case.
The highest point on my Yert is 8'. The main walls are only 4'. I'm guessing that the basic Yert right?
I think you'll be surprised how easy the yurt is to put together. It would be best if you could get some friends together and do a trial setup prior to the playa. It just helps to build your confidence.
The only thing you need to worry about on the playa is wind while you're trying to put it together. The first year we put it together it was calm and there were no problems.
Last year, we got on playa really early and it was calm too (mornings are usually more calm), but we had to wait several hours for a placer; so by the time we got placed and were ready to assemble the yurt it was too windy--the panels sort of take off like airplane wings. It didn't calm down again till after dark, so we lit the lanterns and got a bunch of guys together and had it together in under an hour. With no wind, my partner and I can assemble it ourselves. It's better with three people--for placing the roof. If there's a 'slight' breeze, a few more people can make it manageable.
I smiled when you mentioned bringing your tent as back-up. We thought of doing that too the first year, but figured we could sleep in the back of the truck for a night if conditions didn't allow for assembly the first day.
Also, I think I mentioned this before, but you will find a 6" or 8" squeegee on a long pole helpful too--for smoothing down the tape when you run it over the roof.
We camp with The Mudskipper Cafe at 7:30 and D this year. Stop buy anytime--there will be several Yurts in the camp. We server root beer floats from 2PM to 4PM tuesday through friday, so that might be a good time to drop by.