The main reason we requested this WWOOFing (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) opportunity was to gain experience and practical skills in yurt building, as this is a aspiration of ours in the future. Here is a little video of the construction.
As already stated we came at a critical and exciting part of the building stage. The conna (side walls), roof polls and canvas had already been built so it was just a case of finishing off the crown and assembling the pieces.
Andy’s main role was to inlay a brass hinge into the crown which would enable it to open like a skylight. This was a great opportunity for him to use his outstanding woodworking skills. He was also used for his gogo gadget arms to hold pieces in place and his OCD nature to organise Keith’s shed and tools efficiently.
Here are the labour dogs in there pen.
I had to draw on my girl guiding skills to tie many knots and loops to attach the pieces together. Assisting Maree with the sewing of the canvas was fascinating and I was taking constant mental notes for the future.
We were fortunate to do some house sitting at the back end of this woofing experience so slept in the yurt for a couple of nights.