Yurt Work in Winter

It was a wet end for February with a soaking like I haven’t seen for a long time. Best snow pack for a few years. Got some good photos (below) of the river going over the road to one of the yurt sites. Weather will play a big part of the schedule during the rest of this winter.

Another floor frame was built in Concow last week in-between the rain and is ready for a yurt after this weeks rain. Plans are in place for several more yurts and floors in Concow and Migalia. See the Schedule on this page.

Yurt Workshops Now Scheduled for March and April

The Yurt Workshop calendar with schedule and registration is up and is posted on the campfireyurts.com web site. You can find the latest updates along with all previous posts about the Camp Fire Emergency Shelter Project on the new website.

Recovery and rebuilding after the Camp Fire presents an unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of the yurt building process. Everything from pre-assembly of all yurt parts including canvas, floor construction and yurt set-up will take place on a regular basis.

All yurt workshop classes are held at different locations directly tied to recovery from the Camp Fire.

The intention of this workshop is to provide a learning experience for individuals to recover themselves, at the same time as contributing to strengthen and rebuild the community as a whole. Everything from portable saw-milling the raw materials to finished yurts are skills that provide a sustainable method for rebuilding a community.

All participants will have different needs along with limited time, resources and abilities. For this reason, all classes will have a focus on teamwork and long-term goals. Family, friends and groups work well with this in mind. All are invited to be a part of this team effort.

I will be in Chico for a week at a time as I am able. Many factors play a part in the schedule. We are currently scheduling floor builds and pre-assembly of different yurt components such as doors, canvas and hubs. There will be several on-site locations around the County for floor builds and set-up (a one-day project with hands on skills). Pre-assembly of yurt components will also be taking place in Chico for now.

At this time, I am asking for everyone to submit a request with an introduction and dates that they will be able to participate. This along with the goals of each participant will help me structure and schedule the ongoing schedule of floor builds, yurt parts and the set up process.

We are gifting some participants complete yurt packages sponsored by donations of cash, donations of materials and volunteers who just want to lend a hand up. Participation in this multi-faceted process is encouraged and requested if you are able.

Romans 8:28 NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

The photos below are from the last week of February.

River crossing in winter conditions.
Dropping off floor materials in Concow during the rain.
Dropping off more floor materials across the road from a yurt that went up in December.
Yurt floor sub framing before tung & grove plywood is installed.
Yurt and materials for more floors in Migalia.
White Squrel along the way to Concow.
Tree Bones Uncategorized, Updates, Yurt Workshop

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