Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gallows Humor

I wasn’t super jazzed about my free-standing stairway design until I realized what it looked like…

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Wanting to Stay in Kansas

Storms are pretty crazy up here in the D/FW Metroplex. I hope I still have a yurt when I get home to Austin on Tuesday.

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Tiny, Tiny Ownership!

I spent the night in the yurt for the first time last night! There’s no insulation yet, so I used the electric blanket and a hat to stay warm. I’m super excited to finally have my own space again! This … Continue reading

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Racing the Rain

After weeks of absolutely gorgeous weather, we’ve got rain coming in Friday night! The yurt on the platform is *very* waterproof, *if* it’s set up. Luckily, I finished the platform last night, so I was ready to bust out the … Continue reading

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Christian Community Done Right

I don’t think I ever really made it to Fully Christian, having written escape clauses into my Methodist confirmation vows, but I get really excited at the rarity of Christian organizations who seem to actually be following the teachings of … Continue reading

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A Rough Coating

I got both layers of OSB cut and fitted today. The bottom layer is thicker and is fitted to the frame. It would be more than enough floor all by itself. Then I cut a thinner layer of OSB offset … Continue reading

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Like Psycho, Sans Murder

With the removal of the large machete from the shower, some hard work, and the creation of actual tin hats, it is now possible for me to *bathe* in the same building as I *sleep*. At least until the yurt … Continue reading

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Legomania is Incurable

I finished bolting together the frame today, then worked into the night to finish re-centering about half the footers and finally level the entire frame. I spend some time just hanging out with the structure in the light of my … Continue reading

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The Temple Hanging

Six of Nine Tic-Tac-Toe segments complete! The corner pieces, especially two of them, are way trickier than the middle, but the frame will still be together and leveled tomorrow. I’m drilling and bolting as I go, because I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundations

Today I finished installing twelve of the sixteen foundation pavers for my yurt platform. The weather was amazing, and it was a pleasure to spend the day digging in the dirt! The site slopes down about a foot over the … Continue reading

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