It takes a village to design and build a Community Garden Structure

by admin | 17th January 2013


It takes a Village to design and build a Community Garden

Below a photographic synopsis of the evolution of the (soon to be famous) “Yurtification of our Garden”

(Note to scroll through the photos only, click on a photo and then use the arrow keys)

Basic tapered wall yurt

THIS BEGAN AS A SIMPLE STRUCTURE INTENDED AS A BATH HOUSE AND GARDEN KITCHEN

HOWEVER, OTHER USES CAME TO MIND WHICH REQUIRED MODIFYING THE STRUCTURE

TAKE THE ROOF OFF!  SHOW SCALE OF GARDEN ELEVATION

MAKE A COVERED SPACE FOR OUTDOOR MEETINGS IN THE GARDEN

ADD A SLEEPING LOFT ABOVE THE BATHOUSE

Step 2 add a sleeping loft

Note floor joists extending in the rear. Provisions for an outdoor entrance to the sleeping loft.

Step 3 make provisions for a covered area in front

NOW WE HAVE A “YURTISH” STRUCTURE WITH ANOTHER CIRCLE INTERSECTING IT.  EXTEND THE ROOF TO CREATE AN OUTSIDE COVERED MEETING AREA

Wow, here's an idea!

When Ken the builder gets started, every night he goes to bed wondering a few things:

One —     How am I going to do this?

Two–      What is it going to look like?

Three–   Don’t like the looks how do I change that?

Four–     Can this be modified to make the structure (or project) more functional?

Five–      Now that it is changed, go back to step one. The engineer in me loves challenges  I have been asked numerous times why tapered walls?  Isn’t it easier to do it with vertical walls?  Yes vertical is easier, tapered walls may not make sense, but I wanna DO IT THAT WAY!

Well kind reader, you may have guessed by now that there are changes in the wind.  Can this structure even be call a “yurt”? Probably not, but who cares!  This is fun!

Besides. what else is there to do when it’s like this outside?  —-

Time to close this chapter , but below find a preview of the “Changes” that are “blowing in the wind” (Of my mind)

Next Chapter 

NEXT CHAPTER: THE “MORPHING” OF THE GARDEN YURT

OR:  HAS KEN BEEN DRINKING TOO MUCH COFFEE THIS WINTER?

4 Responses to “It takes a village to design and build a Community Garden Structure”

  1. Jan 17th, 2013 :

    Love the Yurtish

  2. Brigitte Cerfontaine

    Jan 18th, 2013 :

    I´ve been discussing the issue of removing rubbish other people left with my son Joris, he thinks it is foolish to take care of other peoples un-responsible behavior, we´ll keep on discussing!

    In Holland there is a campaign at the moment called Holland clean; http://www.nederlandschoon.nl
    they are discussing about the effect of clean, and how rubbish is every bodies responsibility not regarding who left it behind, really nice,
    Regards,

  3. Gina

    Jan 21st, 2013 :

    I am really enjoying your blog and emails. What wonderful ideas you are having. I especially like your modeling. That is so smart. All your structures are really unique and very functional. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing more on your project.
    Gina

  4. caslers

    Jan 21st, 2013 :

    Hi Gina,
    Thanks for tuning in. Of course you are invited to any and all of our upcoming building parties. and you are always welcome to share in the garden.
    Thanks Neighbor!

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