My best friend and Apache spiritual leader, Delmar Boni came and helped me build and bless a lodge in my yard.
Here we are after digging the holes and setting in the four directions.
Hole in the center is for placing the hot stones.
Hole in front is for the fire to heat the stones. The the lodge has been blessed, sung in, and tied, tested strong. The entrance faces east. Next I have to put up colored flags to honor the four directions, yellow, green, white, black.
Gather lava rocks and blankets to cover the lodge.
I have had many people ask if a lodge is the same as my yurt. No, it is not although many similarities between a yurt and wikkiup. Wikkiup is built much like a lodge only built larger and for living.