Flashback Friday - Episode 69, The Yurt
In 2012 men were asking, "What is that interesting new building? That was the year that Moss Tidd constructed a new meeting space at Easton - a twenty-foot diameter yurt with a domed roof, skylights and large, screened windows.
A yurt is a round, Turkish or Mongolian portable living structure (also called a "ger"). Nomads live in them, then fold them up and move to greener pastures for their yak herds. The modern interpretation that Moss built is a far cry from the lattice-work, stick and yak wool felt structures of Asia. The walls are cabinet grade plywood on a galvanized steel pipe frame. The roof is reinforced vinyl with high-tech bubble insulation. The openable windows and central skylight create good ventilation. Here are two pictures from 2012, the year the yurt was constructed.
The yurt serves us as a third meeting space (after the Great Room and Temple). It is perfect for small groups to meet in an intimate setting. It has electricity, a wood stove and a lovely wool rug. Many men have said that small-group sessions are among the most meaningful experiences they have had at Easton Mountain - and many of these were in the yurt.