And so it came to pass that in the land of the Mabinogion and cawl, a strange building with one eye lifted to the sky, appeared on the landscape, apparently in response to the four people who were stood around it, magically chanting the mysterious incantation: “Can we stop and have a cuppa then?”
So, the yurt is almost complete. The canvas for the sides also has some oak leaf-shaped windows cut out of it for good measure. Once the side piece was attached to the frame, the broom handle was out again as we positioned the yurt’s “hat” – the canvas with a see-through plastic top that sits over the crown. This allows the yurt to breathe whilst keeping the inhabitants dry (not that it ever rains in Wales!). The hat is fastened with guy ropes to stop it blowing away (not that it is ever windy in Wales!).
With all the structural bits done, it’s just a question of cleaning and bringing in the chairs. These are beautifully carved and feel as if they truly belong inside the yurt. A wood burner completes the fittings, along with its chimney and custom-made chimney holder-upper*.
Inside, all is calm…
And there it is – up until the end of autumn, so (blatant advert approaching) book early to avoid missing out (http://www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/)!
* That is the technical name. The common name is “chimney thingy do-dah”.