Friday, February 10

Should we call it snow?

So far, this winter has been defined by shorts, t-shirts, bare feet and sunburns.  Although we're practically in drought conditions, we're definitely not complaining - last winter was really cold.  Here are a few photos we snapped during the winter of 2010-2011 to illustrate.

Should we call it snow?
Maia is happy to hide out in her pup-tent next to the warm fire, thank-you-very-much.
Hmmmm.  High winds.
Someone told us to "let the shower drip" to avoid pipes freezing.  Obviously, the pipes still froze, as did the shampoo, and we created a shower-stalagmite!
We'll call it snow-in-training!


ThatGirlFriday said...

Whao! ? So I think the biggest thing all new young yurt enthusiasts are wondering:
Yes the stove keeps your yurt liveable in the winter but does it stay cool in the summer?
I live in the southwest.
Fun blog , btw, y'all are exciting :)

Linz said...

The only way we found to keep the yurt cool on really hot days is to open the dome. I believe this is an 'add-on' feature from Colorado Yurts, but it's well worth the extra money. Also, we would keep both doors wide open to allow for cross-ventilation. Any way you look at it, it still got quite hot in there, and also quite cold in the winter, and we live in a pretty temperate climate. Living in the yurt takes a lot of monitoring - we had to monitor the frost advisory predictions on the internet pretty regularly during the winter - and also opening things up in the summer before it got too stifling and the plants all died!

The standard insulation package add-on from the company was great, but not enough to insulate the yurt to a high degree. If you're really interested in a well-insulated structure it's my understanding that you'd have to make your own modifications to the existing insulation (re, add more).

Thanks for the comment!

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