Well what a year it has been to test our yurt!
The weather to begin with was freezing cold so that was good from the point of view that we could put the wood burning stove through its paces!
It certainly warms the yurt and is a wonderful feeling. It has been described by friends who have visited as a wrap around warmth as if you we’re being hugged.
Early on in 2012 (march I think it was) we were treated to a bit of sun. We could do without the fire and any other kind of heating as the yurt warmed up nicely in the day time and was still warm by bed time.
Some days we had to roll up the sides to allow airflow into the yurt to cool it down.
Then April came and with it the rain began and pretty much continued for the rest of the year!
This was a real test for the waterproofing and what a great job it did. We have had no leaks and no damp. It was a good job that we erected it on a timber base a foot off of the ground because one morning after a very heavy night of non stop rain we opened the door and it was as if we had built a moat around us!
I will be adding more to this post in the future when I have more time to explain the pros and cons of yurt living.