Monday, November 28, 2011
Yurting: Rugs, Tapestries, and Straw-bales
This summer, we came up with the idea of insulating our outer wall with straw-bales around the base. Straw is actually a fantastic insulator, and the base of the yurt is where most of the cold air creeps in. Last winter the snow didn’t start piling up around the yurt until after new year’s, but this year, we’re coming out of autumn with two big storms already, each dumping about a foot. The October storm melted away quickly, but this one could possibly stick with us for the season. If it does, I’ve no way to really set in straw-bales, and a lessened need of them, with snow already doing the job.