The season’s last shipment of six inch bi-directional filament tape just landed on our loading dock. When it is gone, there will be no more available before Burning Man.
Maybe it is panic time, but Vnay Gupta, the inventor of the hexayurt will tell you that there is still plenty of time before Burning Man to complete the project. Click here to read his inspiring words.
Burning Man is about a lot of things, but everyone agrees that it is about art. Those who take it on themselves to provide the mind bending art installations for Black Rock City need your help. Now is the time to volunteer to be part of a crew. Click here to learn how you can […]
Most hexayurt builders hope to get more than one season out of their yurt, but that is based on using it one week a year. Those willing to reconsider the material they use and give up some portability can end up with a semi-permanent shelter with a very long life. Here’s one example.
Augsut 1 rolls around and suddenly this Burning Man thing starts to feel real. It is this month, after all. If you’re feeling a little behind on your prep work, this except from the official Burning Man newsletter, The Jack Rabbit Speaks, might make that prep work just a little easier.
Taping the joints of your hexayurt with bi-directional filament tape is time consuming and expensive. You can extend the life of the bifilament tape by covering it with an aluminum foil tape. It is a little extra work now, but will pay dividends in the long run. Click here for aluminum tape.
There has been a debate going on for several years regarding whether or not using vinyl and glue instead of bi-filament tape is a better method of constructing a hexayurt. This video explores that option in detail. Take a look.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the hexayurt for this year’s Burn, and you have a little money to spend, you might want to take a look at Hemiplanet’s newest product. The dome shaped ten person Mavericks expedition tent uses an inflatable external skeleton instead of metal or fiberglass poles and it is rated […]