September Yurt Workshop

It was a productive Yurt Workshop. Five new yurts were built with lumber milled from trees that burned during the Camp Fire. More importantly everyone who participated not only learned the skills to build yurts, but at the same time making their own shelter for the upcoming winter. Anther 20 foot yurt with a complete floor was…

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Three New Yurts

There are now three new yurts in Concow since my last update. Its been a while since I have made a post but plenty of progress has occurred while the updates were quiet. One yurt has a veteran living full time as a guest in Concow with a second yurt at the same location is…

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Camp Fire Yurts Emergency Shelter Project

Emergency Shelter for Veterans During the week of February 11th, Camp Fire Emergency Shelter Project gifted a yurt to a veteran and his family. This yurt went to Concow with a wet winter start and a warm sunny afternoon finishing it up. Because we had help with the yurt set-up from family and neighbors, this…

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Mission Update 3/5/2019

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…

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Moving Forward with the Camp Fire Shelter Recovery Effort

Displaced Camp Fire victims are finding it nearly impossible to find housing. Most temporary shelters have closed after the Camp Fire leaving many without a safe place to stay and limited options. The Camp Fire Yurt Project will be here for those who are still in need. We are refining the system that has been…

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Camp Fire Yurt Workshop

Recovery and rebuilding after the Camp Fire presents a 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. Fast and simple to build, portable yurts provide emergency shelter and can be…

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Mission Update 2-11-2019

. Mission Update 2-11-2019 Yes, I am still here. Thank you everyone for your support and patience. Things never seem to come together as quickly as I would like. There was about a three-week period that I was committed to another schedule and was not able to get back in the Chico Paradise area until…

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Mission Update 1/12/2019

Thank you everyone for your help. During the week of January 7th another floor was built, and a yurt went up in the Concow area of the Camp fire, new photos below. I went through Paradise and into Magalia where I was able to finalize plans for three yurt floors w/yurts that will be built…

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Mission Update 12/31/2018

See the video slideshow below. I have created a new web page with a slideshow that covers the first three weeks of this project. You can visit this page and view the slideshow here: campfireyurts.com I have also ordered more composting toilets and canvas to keep this project growing. The schedule for the New Year…

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Mission Update 12/22/2018

Thank you everyone for your patience. It was another busy week. We were able to get one floor built and a yurt on it. This came with many smiling faces when accomplished. The second yurt and floor materials were delivered to the floor site, however there are still some dead trees that need to be…

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