The yurt we’ve been living in since Autumn last year needed to make a jump to the left (or a step to the right). Here’s how you can do it at home.

Move 1
Put some concrete blocks in place, make sure they’re level, and paint some blackjack on them to stop moisture rising. Like this:

Move 2
After the heavy rain, stand on the blocks until they stop sinking, pack out and arrange your joists, thusly:

Move 3
Nail your boards across the joists and treat with oil, this-wise:

Move 4
Screw your marine ply around the platform, hereuntoafter:

Move 5
And stick your yurt on it, like so:

(This last move can take longer than anticipated, as with all the previous moves.)