Andrew Parker wrote:Re: the Yurt. I found the spliced rafters truly frightening, especially as they began loading them with mud. Otherwise, the design looks interesting."
Yes, I thought the same thing about those spliced rafters not holding up under heavy weight.
It was the dug out and straw bale ideas which attracted my eyes.
Miles Flansburg wrote:I have used a canvas lodge or TiPi while camping and it is a wonderful structure.
I have some land in the mountains of Wyoming where I am planning to build a Hogan someday. I think a hogan built from 8 to 10 ft logs would be fairly easy to build and could be expanded by building hogans next to each other to form any number of interesting geometric patterns.
Here is a demonstration hogan that was built at a university in Colorado. I believe that it has since been destroyed to make way for student housing. Too bad, I would have loved to tour it.