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Beautiful! I love this flooring for my yurt.
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Yurt.
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We bought the yurt from Blue Ridge Yurts in Floyd, VA. It was the biggest IKEA project I'd ever assembled.
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The wall lattice and yurt dome.
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Framing the yurt started with squaring the door and window frames.
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The kids were very helpful setting the yurt door.
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Assembling the yurt wall.
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When we stretched out the first section of wall, I was not convinced it would fit. But we pushed and we pulled and we pulled and we pushed and miracle of miracles! It fit.
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We followed the well-written directions and were amazed as the yurt walls came together beautifully.
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Believe it or not, we had taken two days from floor laying to get to this crowning moment: putting up the first 4 roof beams and dome circle. There are not enough allowed characters to describe this intense moment: a football helmet and rickety dry wall thing-a-ma-bob were involved.
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We had moments of doubt over and over again as we assembled the yurt. "This won't work," we said. But over and over again, the yurt ladies proved us wrong.
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Before it got too dark to see what the hell we were doing we got most of the roof beams up. The yurt was coming together. The bad news? Rain was on its way.
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Plastic sheeting kept the floor mostly dry while we raced to get the roof on before the downpour. Lots of friends came out to help.
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I like how men have to stop between each stage of the building process and admire their work. ;-)
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Many friends joined us despite the rain and the insulation and exterior walls went up quick.
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The walls are complete! This was trickier than it looks. Notice the wrinkling on the right side? We adjusted and tugged and worked our way around this thing 10x trying to get it to hang flat.
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The final touches are completed: the dome and the door installed. One thing you can't see is the cable under the floor that cinched the whole thing.
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The lounging area.
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My husband installed LED floor lighting. The really cool thing is I can change the color
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The dome from the inside.
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Some interior views: because I use the yurt as my yoga and writing studio, I've kept the furniture and decorations minimal. I like that clear, white space feeling when I'm ready to create.
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Clean and clear space.
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The ceiling.
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The yurt at night.

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