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Dennis Lanigan
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I have a yurt that's half completed that I'm wanting to sell to someone who wants to finish it. I figured someone who is just starting out at the lab might be interested in finishing it. Is it OK if I offer it on this forum to you folks? I wanted to ask before I post a bunch of pictures and assume it's OK.

(I can't complete the yurt because of medical issues/life changes).
 
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Dennis Lanigan
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Sure. Here's the deal.

My sweetheart Jess and I made half a yurt from scratch from our own designs. We even found local folks who mill their own trees and had clear doug fir lumber.


Here's a picture of the yurt up.


We then painted the crown and the roof poles for durability.

Before painting


Roof poles after painting


Crown after painting

If you imagine the roof poles in the crown and you look up the design is a Sun radiating from the center. Pretty awesome I think.

The dimensions: 17' diameter. 5'7" top of the wall. 9' to the crown.

This is a half finished yurt.

What's finished: The door (which is designed to hold the wall lath and the yurt cover, like most yurts), the roof poles, the crown, and the wall lathe are cut and weatherproofed (with polyurethane).

What's not finished: Putting the wall lathe into a lattice, which means just tying it together most of holes and likely bolting the bottom and tops together for strength (modern yurts all the holes are bolted). My sweetheart is tying a wall lattice together in the first picture; that wall lattice is no good because we stupidly used Boiled Linseed Oil for weatherproofing. We had to start over and used polyurethane instead. There is no cover. We do have three used billboard tarps that can be included (enough to cover the entire yurt), along with some clear vinyl for windows.

What's included : all the hardware to hold the yurt together like aircraft wire, turnbuckles, eye hooks, etc. Additional hardware will likely be needed.

We are going through our receipts and need to figure out a price, but it will not be a steal as we put a lot of blood and love into this project.

We're happy to answer any questions. We are definitely needing whomever buys it to pick it up in Olympia, WA -- so figure that into the deal. We need to part with this project because we can't afford to bring out to Minnesota, nor can we drive out just to deliver it somewhere else. We will meet up with folks who want to purchase it in Olympia, WA of course.
 
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