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Ganked from sibilla_dangers:

Rules: Post 3 things you've done that you believe nobody else on your F-list has done. Indulge in remorse if someone calls you out on a listed item.

1. Built a yurt.

2. Declared candidacy for a second degree at the beginning of the second semester of my senior year, completed the requirements and received the degree after I'd already graduated with the first one.

3. Bought myself a motorcycle for my 39th birthday.

i feel: amused amused

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helwen From: helwen Date: June 26th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC) (base camp)
#2 seems especially unique!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 26th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC) (base camp)
It was a loophole in the regs. If I'd declared a double major, I'd have had to finish before May, but if I declared candidacy for a second degree, I could finish it between May and September. It was better to do it that way anyway, since degree #1 was a BS and degree #2 was a BA.
cellio From: cellio Date: June 26th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC) (base camp)
1: nope.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 26th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'm fascinated by your little house, though. I keep trying to talk my husband into building a knock-down long house, but he doesn't believe it can be done.
cellio From: cellio Date: June 26th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (base camp)
I love the buildings, both fixed (like mine) and take-down (like our pantry, and many of the other houses). Pennsic has felt like a city to me for years, and the buildings help with rationalizing that view. :-)

I'll bet the longhouse is doable. What are the parameters of the problem? Where do you require authenticity of materials (the roof's gonna be rough), and where is the ten-foot rule good enough? What does it have to break down into for transport/storage? How big do you want it to be?

I strongly suspect that you could do something vaguely like our pantry, swapping out the half-timber look for something more suitable. The construction is just wood framing and walls. We use a canvas roof, but you could change that, I'd think. Come by if you'd like a closer look at how it's put together.
sibilla_dangers From: sibilla_dangers Date: June 26th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC) (base camp)
1. i helped build a yurt...
hascouf From: hascouf Date: June 26th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I have 1/2 a yurt in storage, it looks a lot like yours.
7 trips or shoot the rapids