Today’s #throwbackthursday is from right after I got my yurt and we had finally figured out how to set it up.
One of the tricky things about vending is coming up with a lovely presentation. This is a skill I am more or less comfortable with at indoor events.
Indoors change a lot, but with a defined space, it's fairly easy to come up with an appealing layout. More fun, though, is your space. Outdoor events which utilize your own pavilion allows for some personalization in the presentation.
Now, that first little out door set up was a 10x20 easy up with some canvas walls that were tied together with grommets. The next outdoor event had TWO 10x20 easy ups placed side by side. Couple more walls and we were good to go. Except that the second easy up came out of the bag broken. No joke...it was duck taped together. So over the next couple of months I thought long and hard and decided I needed a Professional Pavilion.
So I start looking at all the standard places for standard pavilions. And The Boyfriend says, and this is a direct quote, "Why do you want a pavilion that looks like all the rest?"
Enter Traders of Tamerlane. After some initial sticker shock when Googling yurts, I found Traders of Tamerlane. To be fair, the two linked sites are intended for semi to fully permanent residences or guest houses. But Traders of Tamerlane provided my kind of yurt. Fully mobile, easy to transport, and within the standard price range of pavilions. The best part? No internal poles taking up valuable floor space. BONUS!
So I placed my order and my yurt was received in July, 2017. Due to various work schedules of mine and The Boyfriends, actually putting the yurt up wasn't accomplished until August, 2017.
Now, we read through the instructions many times. Gabriel and Traders of Tamerlane was very nice, asking several times if we had been able to get the yurt set up and offering telephone assistance if needed. Any difficulties we had were essentially the end result of overthinking the process. Because seriously, once we did what the directions specified, it went right up. And honestly, if I had had the foresight to ASK for the help, it probably would have gone even faster.
So now that my professional pavilion is here and I know I can assemble it, I get to figure out the internal layout. But that's next weekends project (or it was…we figured it out by Great Western War 2017).