Before we can throw open the doors of our own yurt to guests, we need to have them made.

Me and Clare had already discussed the pros and cons of painted pine versus oiled hardwood, looked at various options on the Interweb, and decided on French doors (naturellement), with glass panels to let in much-needed some light on those winter days when our recycled wool insulation will keep us in the dark.

And yesterday I went to see Mark, who is not only one of the two-man team who built our yurts, but also a bespoke carpenter.

Literally, the best man for the job.

While I was there, during a very short break in the British summer, I took a quick shot of the Future Roots yurt (for you)

and its roof wheel cover pattern (for Clare)

We then played with bits of wood, made sketches, looked at the options, and some doors Mark had made earlier, and settled on ash doors with all the trimmings. Going one better than even I had anticipated, and in the true spirit of the project, Mark remembered there was already a beautiful pair of ash French doors on the site.

Here they are

What do you think?