Sharing our wooden yurt building experience and more.
I wanted to honor our friend Abby, who passed away at age 20, on Sept 28, 2014. She will be missed terribly. Rest in Peace dear Abscadab. We love you.
Abby was a great cat.
The wood on the ceiling/roof was primed & painted on the inside and primed on the outside. Then a layer of vapor barrier will go in (DB+), then the insulation (Roxul Comfortbatt mineral wool), and we are searching for an alternative tar paper to go on top of that. Then a metal roof is put on. If termites can get through that, more power to them. I just don’t think it’s possible.
I do know that a NON eco-friendly treatment was used on the outside cedar panels of the yurt. A product called Sikkens Wood Finishes, Cetol SRD Translucent Wood Finish. Color Natural 078. Matthew, our contractor, used this for his yurt. He had had a horrible experience with a eco-friendly product on another project and advised against it. Not sure what that product was. To be honest, at the beginning of the build we were just getting our bearings and hadn’t realized the time constraints involved in finding alternative products. So a lot of what we had hoped would be eco turned out not to be. But we are on a roll now so hopefully we’ll be able to do better for the rest. I am planning on doing a post about the products that aren’t eco-friendly. This is by no means a completely eco house. But it’s as close as we could get.
Oops. Sorry, that last comment was meant for the Roof post. Yes, she was an awesome cat!
What a beautiful girl. Hope she’s chasing rainbows wherever she’s at!
so sorry to hear, I always loved coming over and giving her pets. bye-bye sweet kitty
Aw, thank you Charles Travis. Now you can give Dalila lots of lovin. She’s missing her best friend.
nice photo collage! RIP Abby! hugs to you Laura and
Thanks Cheryl! Hugs to you too!
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