zachass wrote:Thank you for posting your pictures Connie. They answered a couple of questions I had.
I really like the idea of taping the ground tarp to the sides of the yurt! Is that just regular duct tape?
Now, I think I'll be able to fit my futon in the bed of my small truck to sit & sleep on! W00t!! I'll just have to place the futon in the center of the yurt and 'build' it around the futon. Yay Sleep!!
Do you plan to build the yurt around your truck? I'm not sure there is enough room in a standard hexayurt for that We ran low on the bi-filament tape so we used Gorilla tape for the ground tarp taping on the sides. It held well but slipped a bit in the heat - I would NOT use Gorilla tape for seams, but for the ground tarp it was fine. I saw many people who didn't tape the ground tarp, so it may not be totally necessary, but it kept out a lot of dust.
One idea we had for next year is to put pipe insulation around the bottom perimeter walls and anchor the yurt down so the insulation "squishes" into the ground, creating a dust-proof seal. We did this on the door side as an experiment and it worked well. The insulation is bulkier to transport than tape, but it will save us time over taping a tarp. Of course this won't work if the ground is uneven, but the playa is pretty flat, fortunately.