Learn how to make a Hexayurt!
At Burning Man 2011, the satellite photo revealed there were over 500 hexayurts on the Playa. In 2012, that number was over 750!! For 2013, who knows... 1000? The DC Container for 2013 alone had at least nine hexayurts on it, and their popularity is continually increasing. What makes this foamboard-based igloo so popular at Burning Man? Come find out....
Always wanted to build a Hexayurt but didn't know how to get started? Building one but need some pointers? Never heard the word "Hexayurt" before but want an amazing durable tent for the Playa and other events? This totally hands-on workshop is for you!
In under two hours you will learn the basics of Hexayurt construction and take a tour of a life-sized yurt that has been to Burning Man and back. You can make a scale model of your future Hexayurt, and/or get in taping practice using a piece of actual foam board that you can take home with you. Materials provided! Topics covered include:
• Materials used and where to get them;
• Hexayurt advantages and disadvantages;
• How to hinge, why to hinge, where to hinge;
• Hexayurt Life on the Playa;
• Why/how to bevel your edges;
• How to get it to Burning Man (safely);
• Heating & Cooling for comfort;
• Mods, upgrades, safety and sanity
Workshop fee: $10 donation for supplies, to be collected at workshop. Donation is not mandatory: if you don't wanna construct one of the models, you don't gotta feel obligated to pay anything.
Location: Wheaton, Maryland. Walking distance from Glenmont Metro Station. Directions will be mailed out to RSVP'd attendees a week before the event.
This is gonna be a really fun workshop, I hope you can join us!
PS: This is the 2nd Hexayurt workshop I have held. Even if you went to my workshop last year, there are new techniques and a new H12 hexayurt I will be demonstrating this year. It will be even more interesting than last year.