Two summers ago I was persuaded to help out a friend build a wood yurt northwest of Bellingham, off the Mount Baker highway. I was part of a five man crew hired by the owners to assemble the structure. The floor, siding and roof panels were pre-manufactured in Oregon and shipped up to the 10 acre jobsite. The siding panels were pre-insulated, painted, trimmed out, and the windows were already installed. The panels simply bolted together. That’s me on top of the roof rafters, bolting the rafter ends into the “crow’s nest”. The project was completed in 12 days.