Part of the fun of Burning Man seems to be the build up before hand. There is no end to the amount of time, money, and creativity people pour into this event and I think that is part of what makes it so special.
In the spirit of this - a group of us decided to build Hexayurts
. Geodesic dome like structures made out of insulation panels and tape that provide a cool and spacious living space that if done right is dust free and protected from the wind and sun exactly like a tent isn't.
Originally, these structures started out as an attempt to find a better and cheaper alternative to the kind of make-shift homes that crop up during mass evacuations and natural disasters. Of course cheap, strong and element proof is a magic formula for Burning Man and thus the Burning Man Hexayurt was born!
We are actually making three yurts this year. Cupp and Denny are both going to stay in the 6 foot stretch variety and I'm building the 8 foot Camp Danger Model
both to sleep in, and provide a communal place to get out of the wind, dust, and sun during the heat of the day.
This has turned out to be a really fun project so far and I'll keep attaching photos to this post as we make progress on our builds.