The big deck

The big deck came a year after the yurt, but the “yurtdeck” was always part of the master plan. We didn’t have time to build before we moved in last June, so we got cracking just as soon as we could earlier this spring.

By the numbers:

  • 52′ x 26′ (combination helipad and airstrip)
  • 2,760 pounds of Sakrete (mixed by hand)
  • 2,080 deck screws (driven with solar-charged power tools)
  • 3 gallons of Sikkens (3 more to go)
  • 15 trips to Home Depot (120 miles round-trip)
  • $4,552.32 *A supplement to our initial reporting of off-grid finance (not including stairs, railing, other mods).





Bright solar light sitting on mossy tree

​3 in 1 Inflatable Solar Light
​Luci EMRG

​​Pocket-sized lantern, flashlight and emergency light all-in-one​, needing only sunlight to stay charged

Charges in 8 hours. No batteries needed – just the sun.






Sahalee Off Grid_The Big Deck


Baked potatoes in the #allamericansunoven for lunch! #cookingwiththesun #yurtlife #sahaleeviews #eatwelllivewellbewell

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Come back to see more about moving the Super Ger to the yurtdeck!

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