Greetings & warm wishes to you!
We were able to dig into our pockets, beg & borrow to get the funds needed to complete the building of the yurts. We continue to need your support to help pay off the loans we took out to make this happen in time for the 30th Anniversary of Sonora Celtic Faire.
So, what is a yurt?
A traditional yurt (from the Turkics) or ger (Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads . The structure comprises an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring). The roof structure is often self-supporting, but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown. The top of the wall of self-supporting yurts is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs.
Our plans are to build 1 yurt that is 16′ diameter for the main structure and 1 smaller yurt that is 12′ diameter.
To learn more about who we are & our plans, please take a few moments to watch our video: Yurt Fundraiser
We currently have a live campaign to raise the funds on GoFundMe.
Please click on the link above and help support us and get a nice thank you as well.
With help from one of our members, we were able to bypass the hardware store for the lumber & get all of the lumber direct from a mill. This reduced the budget by around $200 however more work for the troupe to split 2x4s down to lattice strips and the roof beams.
Our current budget:
Item Qty Price Sub-Total
Lattice Board 14 $11.00
Roof Beam 62 $1.75
2X4s 45 $60.00
Parachute Rope 1 $54.99 $54.99
16×16 Tarp 1 $33.97 $33.97
3×3 Tarp 2 $37.99 $75.98
Contact Cement 2 $29.98 $59.96
Purple Stain 1 $28.98 $28.98
Green Stain 1 $28.98 $28.98
Brushes 5 $0.99 $4.95
6×10 Canvas Tarp 8 $29.95 $239.60
Fabric (cover the roof with) $0.00
TAX (7.5%) $44.06