Sharing the Only One

Sharing our wooden yurt building experience and more.

#1 Yurt building progress 8/28/14 – 10/15/14

My first post is going to be playing catch up with the photos I’ve taken since the end of August.  We will follow with more photos, different phases of the building, materials used and why, and what everything cost.  We will be very specific in listing every little thing we can think of.

This yurt kit was custom made for us by http://www.smilingwoodsyurts.com in Eastern Washington.  They are a small family owned business and use as much local sustainable materials as possible.  They worked very closely with us in making the changes we requested.  It’s designed and built by Matthew Smith of Dream. Design. Build. of Indianola, WA, with the build help of Corbin and Chris.  Chris has moved onto another project but was there for when the main yurt kit went up.  They are doing an AMAZING job as you will see in the photos below.  Matthew is working with us in using the products we’ve researched and selected that are truly sustainable and healthy.  The yurt kit has an add on of 2 bedrooms and a bath.  We also decided to put our own windows and 3 light tubes, adding a window seat in the main room as well.

You can see more photos of our yurt and the ones he’s built at:

His official website:  http://www.dreamdesignbuild.org

Make sure you check out the two story yurt he built for him and his family.  It’s very cool!

Thanks for looking!

Yurt kit build, main walls

Smiling Woods Yurt kit build, main walls with footings for a covered porch.  See my post “Foundation” with details for the slab on grade.

First day build

First day build taken from the back.

Yurt kit walls

Yurt kit walls

Main yurt with insulation wrapping around foundation

Main yurt with more 4″ XPS rigid insulation wrapping around foundation.

Front door wall

Front door wall

Compression ring

Back wall framing

Back wall framing

Roof structure on

Roof structure on, waiting for the insulation and actual roof.

Guest bedroom framing

Guest bedroom framing

Back view walls up

Back view. The walls are up. That’s the back door to the bathroom.

Window seat/main bedroom

Window seat/main bedroom

South facing living room windows

South facing living room windows

View of doors to bedrooms and bath

View of doors to bedrooms and bath

Kitchen, dining, front door and living room windows

Kitchen, dining, front door and living room windows

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Painting the ceiling wood

Painting the reclaimed ceiling wood, getting it ready to cut down to fit between the rafters.

Start of the ceiling

Start of the ceiling, painted with Yolo paint and primer, and Rubio monocoat stain for the trim.

Matthew of Smith Design Build.  Our hero!

Matthew Smith, our hero!

Corbin, finishing touches to the ceiling.  Our other hero!

Corbin, our other hero, putting the finishing touches to the ceiling.  This was super hard work and very labor intensive to cut all those pieces to fit into the spaces.  THEY ROCK!

The finished ceiling

The finished ceiling done with reclaimed wood from a 1910 building on Denny and Thomas St. in Seattle.  THIS IS THE BEST CEILING EVER!  We can’t thank Matthew and Corbin enough for all their hard work!

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4 comments on “#1 Yurt building progress 8/28/14 – 10/15/14

  1. Shannon
    October 21, 2014

    This is so cool!!!! I’d really love to see it in person when it’s finished. We’ll take a drive over one day for sure!

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  2. Lindacampie
    December 12, 2014

    Congrats on your new rrrrround home!!! Can’t wait to see more progress! Wishing you all the very best!!

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