5:00 and Edinburgh - 40 hexayurts in a village? Who?

5:00 and Edinburgh - 40 hexayurts in a village? Who?

Postby hexayurt » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:06 am

Hi, I'm Vinay Gupta, designer of the hexayurt. There was a really big theme camp with a lot of hexayurts, thirty or forty of them, at 5:00 and Edinburgh. Here's a picture:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?ord ... 9438350498

Does anybody know anything about this camp? Any contact info / web pages / notes / more pictures?

Really great work.
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Postby Homiesinheaven » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:05 pm

from Danger Ranger's flickr:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/5002130132/

he says it's only 17 so it might be a different camp.
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Postby ConnieH » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:16 pm

I don't know who it was, but I heard it was a fully catered camp for a birthday party...not sure if that is rumor or fact, however. There had to be at least 40! We came upon them on early entry Friday, a lot of them were already up and there were stacks of R-max panels on flat bed trucks waiting to be assembled. Cool and creepy at the same time ;-)
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Postby Isotopia » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:52 pm

It wasn't the Hexayurt folks. Supposedly there were 40+ of them out there and a paid crew to set them up. The camp was a semi-catered affair and meant to serve as a week long birthday party which suggests a high hipster quotient in the assemblage.

I'm sure the folks at Hexayurt could put that money to better use. They build shelters very similar to ones in the photo but they're actual working design prototypes for emergency shelters.

Hexayurt represents a cool group of people with a damn fine vision of designing low cost, portable shelters to be deployed in disaster zones all around the world. They've been to the event multiple times using different shelter designs to field test in the harshness of the desert. I can assure you these folks are anything but creepy. You can read about their ideas and philosophy here:

http://hexayurt.com/

Vinay Gupta is the guy responsible for putting the thing together. You can read a little more about their presence at the 2010 event here:

http://vinay.howtolivewiki.com/blog/
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Postby Galaxo Magic » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:15 am

Thank you Vinay Gupta.

GravyBrain has used our hexayurt at the last 3 BurningMan's. In 2009 we actually had two with a shared wall and submarine door to go between and separate the yurts. Both had AC units run by our Honda 3000. They rocked, and many people wanted to check them out.

In 2010 we had ours up by Saturdays light rain and it easily survived the wind storm Saturday and the downpour on Monday.

Camp Upsie Dasium/Camp GravyBrain will bring our yurts to our 4th burn next year.
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Postby clerkkent » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:02 pm

That yurt village was down the street from us. There was at least 26 of them, as each yurt had a Alpha-letter designation on it, over the door.
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Postby Playa Mario » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:26 pm

We are totally planning on using hexayurts next year for our Mushroom Kingdom Camp
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Postby Sic Pup » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:41 pm

Isotopia wrote:It wasn't the Hexayurt folks. Supposedly there were 40+ of them out there and a paid crew to set them up. The camp was a semi-catered affair and meant to serve as a week long birthday party which suggests a high hipster quotient in the assemblage.


Yup, 50th birthday party, delicata squash app, lamb skewers, aged balsamic/dark chocolate truffles...... hmmmm.... I may have to rethink my peanut butter, cheese in a can, townhouse cracker diet for next year.

Incriminating video on the festivities here:

http://www.vimeo.com/15346851
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:02 pm

wow fancy fancy... I too will be rethinking my food situation. Living on yogurt, granola bars and cold hot dogs for a week got pretty old.
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Postby Galaxo Magic » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:20 am

We should start a post on food options. I had a few too many grilled cheese sandwiches. :o

The hexiyurts star pretty dust free! Great for working on your contacts or just escaping a white out....
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Postby EmilyD » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:04 pm

Interesting article about the guy whose birthday it was:

http://www.bnet.com/article/chip-conley ... ook/358555
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Postby Cheyenne » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:31 am

If it helps, we will be bringing Wonderful Recipes to burning Man in 2011..

Most of the crew are Vegan, but there will be meat options..

i am looking at the possibility of bringing proper dry cured English Bacon from free range rare breed pigs to cook - bacon butties in the morning! Yum Yum!!

Anyway, interesting article he wrote about his musings on social networking policies and staff feedback... seems the real world haters get in a bit too much on the action
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