Sharing the Only One

Sharing our wooden yurt building experience and more.

#24 Sink dilemma solved, walls, foundation, salvage

Remember that sink I posted awhile back? We’ll it turns out, much to my surprise, we can’t use it.  The cabinet maker was here taking measurements and found out the … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

#23 Alternative houses: Earthships

Wanted to share this great video on experimental completely self sustaining houses in Taos, NM called Earthships.  Some say they look like houses in Star Wars.  Very cool.

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

#22 Building the walls

Our goal of building a new “old” house has begun to take shape in the beginning installation of our walls.  The reclaimed 1910 old growth douglas fir shiplap wood is … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

#21 Stove love

We just bought this lovely late 1940’s O’Keefe and Merritt stove for the yurt on craigslist.  Luckily it was already on Vashon Island so we didn’t have far to go … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

#20 Windows, Doors and More

That’s a perfect title for what’s happened this week at our yurt but it also happens to be where we got our windows, doors and light tubes from.  They were … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

#19 Arctic blast, porch, siding, windows & septic

First and foremost, this is how cold it is right now.  I’m in awe on how anyone can work in these conditions.  I’m not as hardy as they are. Our … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

#18 Island Meadow Farm Stand

We have been so excited to get all our vegetables from farm stands here on the island.  Here is the one we go to most frequently.  It’s one of the … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 3 Comments