I'm not sure of what exactly this will consist of, but I imagine it could go something like this:
We hire Yurts of Hawaii to not only assist us with ordering our yurt, but also some of the permit process (still undecided if we will do the permitting process ourselves) and to oversee our yurt raising. We will have the land clearing done, then will likely hire out someone to do the platform/decks as we may not be there to do it, or if it's only me I can't build a deck (maybe I could but I want this thing to withstand earthquakes for Pete's sake and my deck certainly would not).
Then comes the yurt raising weekend. I'm starting to get together folks that are interested in putting up the yurt, many are just plain curious about yurts and want to be involved. We would plan on this taking a full weekend. We would provide food and beverages and camping out for those who don't want to drive, maybe even some music and a trip to the awa kava bar :-). We want this to be a time of learning, good food and working with and enjoying friends. So it would be a little on the leisure side of things not strictly a work camp :-) I promise.
After the yurt raising (and possibly prior) we will begin work on septic and water install, this will be hired out.
We don't have dates in mind yet, but likely next October. Summer is too busy for many people, especially us with our work.
If anyone is interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add your name to (one of the many) list. This can be folks from the mainland as well as island neighbors who have an interest in yurts.
Looking sooooo forward to it!