Finished at last, complete with arty-farty bits of tree. Not quite so easy to dismantle as originally intended, but still a stand-alone structure that’s not fixed to the yurt, and which allows the covers to be removed every year. The sawmill offcuts morphed into rough timber boards – there weren’t enough offcuts left of a suitable thickness.
Next week’s rain should provide its first big test.
Meanwhile I’ve discovered 2 things I never took account of in the original design.
First, opening the yurt doors to let some cool air in when the stove gets too warm lets warm air out to condense on the underside of the roof. Result: we get dripped on when we go outside! This is kind of ironic in view of the original intent of the structure …
Second, one of the cats took an instant liking to sharpening his claws on the cork boards lining each side. Result: shredded cork. He is being vigorously discouraged. If this doesn’t work, I’ll have to think of something else.