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Camping Yurt Workshop

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I am holding several one day Yurt building workshops over the summer. At the moment I have 3 set:

May 8th - Restoration Farm, Ashland, Oregon.
June 5th-6th - Summer Lake, Oregon.
August 28th-29th - Summer Lake, Oregon.

More locations will be added as they are confirmed and I should have two more very soon in  Washington and Berkley CA. Dates and times to be announced. Check my website for updated info;

Camping Yurts are not the permanent kind you see in many State Parks and Campgrounds. They are lightweight, portable and can be loaded onto the smallest of roof racks. Being easily put up and taken down, they are the perfect "tent" for camping, extra accommodation in the back yard, summer workshops, temporary shelters and even for weddings!.

Yurts can be made from a variety of wood;  hazel or willow coppice, reclaimed timber or wood bought from a Lumber Yard. The workshop covers the making of all the parts: Roof Wheel, roof poles, lattice wall and door frame. Although we will not be ripping wood and using machinery, you will learn how to use a traditional shave horse, draw knife and spokeshave to shape and form the wood. Over the course of the day we will be making and erecting a complete yurt and also cover alternative methods of making the beautiful roof wheel.  No real woodworking skills are necessary for the workshop and all hand tools will be supplied.

Richard is originally from England where he learned traditional yurt building. He now lives lives in the high desert of Central Oregon with his wife and family. A keen woodworker and traditional crafts enthusiast, his skills extend to traditional wood & canvas canoe building and Cedar strip. He has been making yurts since 2002.
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