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Here is an exchange today posted in the Google hexayurt group.

It begins with a posting from someone who is new to the community and is working on a design similar to a hexayurt, but has met some challenges.

He opens himself up to the group for some suggestions, and within just a few hours receives some encouraging words and helpful advice from Vinay Gupta, the inventor of the hexayurt.

Reading this is definitely worth a minute of your time.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM, DanBrown <danbrown10000@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am the guy who never does anything like anyone else, and it can be an
> annoying personality trait. Case in point:
> I designed a thermal structure. I can’t exactly call it a yurt, it’s more of
> a vault. It has advantages (tall, gravity holds door shut, provides a small
> amount of shade, uses only 8 panels).
> I like my design but it is lacking in the “built beforehand, easily
> assembled on the playa” component. It just doesn’t collapse for transport
> like the traditional hexayurt design. This is its fatal flaw I believe.
> What do you think of my design? Wanna help me revise it?
> I have one roll of 6″, one roll of 3″ and silver tape. Not a lot, I know.
> I don’t know why I have to always be so difficult. Story of my life. I have
> a problem with duplicating a concept – I always feel the need to revise or
> customize. You should see how many projects I have that are like that.

From: Vinay Gupta (Hexayurt Shelter Project) <hexayurt@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [hexayurt] My design isn’t quite there yet. Wanna help?
To: hexayurt@googlegroups.com

Well, you’re learning the value of triangles 😉

I’d start by putting in some triangles – those end pieces, for
example, could well become triangles. Think of a triangle 4′ wide and
8′ high – you can get two out of a 4×8 sheet.

It gets easier from there!






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