6th February 2012, Yurt Construction!

Well, we have been talking about it for a while now and today was the day we were going to erect our Yurt.

The weather was not kind to us today as it was damp, drizzling on and off and cold but apart from that we had a good day.

We began at about 11am and were finished by 6 and we are both shattered.

Angela had control of the instructions which was just as well as I can be (and was) like a bull in a china shop and this has to be done in a set order. Thank you Angela for keeping me in check and I apologise if I was a bit short with you……there, an apology in front of all to see!

We are both showered and after a lovely meal that Angela made we are now ready to just relax for the rest of the evening, I think we have deserved itSmile

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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1 Response to 6th February 2012, Yurt Construction!

  1. Zanx says:

    Hello, I got to your page via a friend who kindly pointed me your way. I just thought you might like to have a look at my yurt blog so you can get a head start in yurt living, it’s http://www.yurtheads.com.

    Main points I’ve picked up:
    1) Earwigs are evil.
    2) Ladybirds are also evil and will crawl up under your crown cover when cold, and the drop into your coffee.
    3) The silicone flashing that your chimney goes though has lines on for differing sizes of pipe, go one size bigger on the flashing, I split 2 flashings trying to squeeze pipes though. Also, a bit of lube helps the pipe go though.
    4) Yurts in winter are quite possibly the cosiest places on the planet.

    There’s other stuff on the blog, if you have any questions, you can contact me through email or the yurtheads site.

    Enjoy your yurt, they rock!

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