Yurt in Montana Update – Demolition Complete!
During the past few weeks, Sean and I (along with a number of extremely generous friends and neighbors) finished the disassembly of our yurt from it’s former home, just 15 miles to the south of where we live. It currently resides in six parts: the first in our basement, the second in our home office, the third in our living room, the fourth in our storage shed, the fifth in the other storage shed, and the sixth in a storage container on our property. It’s hard to believe we finally own it, and it’s also hard to believe that someday it will sit on our land looking out across Whitefish and the Flathead Valley into Glacier National Park. And to answer the question I get from just about everyone: Yes, we intend to LIVE in the yurt. Full time. Seriously.
Sean, working on the demo of the bathroom closet:
When you purchase a second-hand yurt and are responsible for disassembling it, you have to label everything — literally EVERYTHING — so that when it comes time to put things back together, you can connect A to B and VOILA! Yurt happens.
Folding up the roof insulation:
We’ve probably taken 25+ trips from the yurt home with STUFF. After demo-ing the exterior, we had two large trailers full of goodies:
All that was left were the concrete footings:
Special thanks to Beth and Johnny, Dave and Shelby, Andrew, Emily, and Hank for all your help during this process. Hopefully you’re all not sick of hot dogs and beer — we’ve still got a long way to go!