Updates!

It’s been awhile since we posted, so here is a quick photo catch-up!

Took a break to build a coop for our new chickens!

Took a break to build a coop for our new chickens!

New chicks arrived! Very little sleep as we kept the fire blazing 24/7 to keep them warm.

New chicks arrived! Very little sleep as we kept the fire blazing 24/7 to keep them warm.

Plumbing and Electric almost done!

Plumbing and Electric almost done!

Chicks getting bigger!

Chicks getting bigger!

Bedroom walls textured.

Bedroom walls textured.

Iron propane pipes run.

Iron propane pipes run.

Growing chicks

Growing chicks

kari1

Kari painted her room blue! (Yolo paints are great! Environmentally friendly and made in Portland!)

Kari painted her room blue! (Yolo paints are great! Environmentally friendly and made in Portland!)

before shelf

Refinished a shelf for Kari's room.

Refinished a shelf for Kari’s room.

Chickens are almost grown!

Chickens are almost grown!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Updates!

  1. Hi there!   Was just thinking yesterday that I hadn’t seen any progress in awhile — thanks so much for the update!    I must say the work you’re doing is very impressive . . .  are you keeping your solar power or . . . .?   how’s the garden?   I forgot to mention to Livy when she was here how much she must be enjoying Kari’s company.

    XOXOXOXO

    mom

  2. Wow! Lovely job! I was wondering are the windows you’re using stock from the yurt company? And if so is it possible to do with any win Dows or is there something specific I should be looking for.

    Thanks,
    Kristen

    • Hi Kristin,
      To save money we purchased one window kit from Pacific Yurts and used it to copy the basic design, in simpler form, using windows we bought. If you have the money, I would buy the kits. We were on a budget. We did our own fine and that was without experience, but they aren’t quite as prettily designed as the kit and it does take more time. The flashing? (outside window sill vinyl) we used might not last as long as theirs and it’s gotten discolored quickly. We have to seal it up with rv roof paint or silicone every year or two to maintain it. Doing it ourselves did give us more options though. We were able to get a window that was mis-ordered for a great price and just built around it for the bathroom. IF you do try it yourself, remember to check with the yurt company for the larger window size allowed to keep the structure secure and do not install the windows too high up on the wall – again check with them. We put our living room windows a bit too high and had a few issues to address because of it. Good luck with your project! 🙂

      • Thanks so much for all the great info. We are seriously considering once weve drywall ed and changed out all the windows, we may sprayfoam the outside and seal it!

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