Monday, June 11, 2012


So I have these two friends (who I consider family).

                                                            Becky and Isaiah McGuffey

They are a married couple, and they have this plan to build their home debt free (which I think is amazing)! But before they are start building their home they are building a "Yurt" a temporary home to live in while they build there real home. Yes I did say yurt, some of you might say what is a yurt?... Well I know I said that :) as it was explained to me it became a little more clearer. I also Google it (because we have that ability now a days) later the next day,  which helped give me a better idea on what a yurt is! So I wanted to post about it, I mean its not like we learn something new every day right ... wink wink!

A Yurt is (also known as a Ger):

          A yurt is a portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by Turkic nomads in the  steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel (tüýnük) usually steam bent supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheep's wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.
The similar  Mongolic  nomadic structure the ger is often wrongly referred to by westerners as a yurt but differs in that the heavier roof wheel (toono) is supported on posts and the roof ribs are straight rather than bending down at the wall junction. The wall lattice of a ger is constructed of straight pieces as opposed to the yurt's curved lattice steppes.

                                                    Below are a few examples of a Yurt....
                                                                    Canvas covering
                                                           Can be made to your own liking.

And if you are like me you ask "what about a bathroom do they have to go to your house (Mr. Clint McGuffey's House) to use the restroom? or do they use the outdoors?".....
                                                         A bathroom can be built inside it!
                                                                 Living room/Kitchen
                                                               Just a bedroom example...

 And again it"s to your own liking! It's up to the individual on what design or layout to have... I though it was a really cool idea that Mr. and Mrs. McGuffey went with to save on money while building there home debt free.

Isaiah and Becky started to build there Yurt and here are a few pictures of the unfinished yurt right now.

                                                                  The flooring (base)

                                                             From the side an opening
                                                                     for underneath

                                                                And about the height.. 
                                           Yes I used my oldest son as a measuring tape... : )

I think they have the right Idea, and I cannot wait to see the finished works of this yurt when complete! Like the layout of what is where and especially the "bathroom" ha-ha...

Thanks for stopping by and learning some more 
new facts on different creations God has made!!

Here is Mrs. Rebekah McGuffey's blog - Montana Bride

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