Saturday dawned dry. While Aonghas mopped the overnight rain off the yurt platform, Oonagh and I shifted all the yurt bits bar the door down from the casinha, where they’d been stored since April, to the middle terrace (fantastic teamwork! High 5 guys!), and welcomed our yurt-raising team – Andy and Sophie plus WWOOFer Helen from Quinta das Abelhas, and Pete and Cynthia from Quinta da Mizarela.
Many many thanks to our great team! And to Sophie’s camera, Sophie and Oonagh for the photos.
Next stage is to build the steps, cut the yurt platform to the circumference of the yurt so that the outer canvas cover fits neatly over it and allows rainwater to drain straight off, and attach a 50-60cm deep heavy duty plastic skirt which is then tucked up between the felt and canvas layers to prevent rain being driven into the inside of the yurt.