A yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.
I mentioned in the last post that I had decided to rent a yurt in Ocean View.
The sunny pictures were taken today (1/6/10), the overcast pictures were taken yesterday.
It was the best short-term deal I could find. $250/week. It’s turning out to be very nice. I now have a nice workspace and a reliable wireless internet connection.
It looks like in leans in the picture, but it doesn’t. It’s perfectly level.
It’s got satellite TV too. What’s a yurt without satellite TV?
The yurt I’m staying in is a studio yurt. The one in this picture is a 2-bedroom yurt.
The lot is built on an a’a lava flow.
Again from Wikipedia:
ʻAʻā (also spelled aa, aʻa, ʻaʻa, and a-aa; pronounced /ˈʔɑʔɑː/, from Hawaiian meaning “stony rough lava”, but also to “burn” or “blaze”) is one of three basic types of flow lava. ʻAʻā is basalticlava characterized by a rough or rubbly surface composed of broken lava blocks called clinker.
They have a few pineapples growing on the lot.
Until a few years ago, I had no idea what a pineapple plant looked like. They still somehow don’t quite look believable to me. I guess I expected something different.
It’s like a George Forman grill on steroids. When it’s done, nothing but ass ash.
I bought a 2 1/2 pound avocado today. I was only able to eat half of it for dinner.
The view from the top of the stairs leading to the yurt.