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  • A simple Ten sided yurt like structure...

    I have been interested in yurts for some time now. As part of my interest in them I came up with a design for a ten-sided rigid yurt like structure that I call a TenYurt. You can read about the design and even purchase a copy of my plans if you are interested by referring to my blog about DIY prefabrication techniques.

    http://www.diy-prefab.com/

    Click on the picture of the TenYurt on the right side of the above web page.

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    im a big fan of yurts! there is a campground we love in Napa California that rents them on a nightly basis at the local state park, we usually camp but one day i would love to stay in one!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by malconium View Post
      I have been interested in yurts for some time now. As part of my interest in them I came up with a design for a ten-sided rigid yurt like structure that I call a TenYurt. You can read about the design and even purchase a copy of my plans if you are interested by referring to my blog about DIY prefabrication techniques.

      http://www.diy-prefab.com/

      Click on the picture of the TenYurt on the right side of the above web page.
      I adore Yurts.... However I'm a widow in my sixties and just not up to the challenge a building one! LOL

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      • #4
        Yurts are pretty interesting structures. They have a long history in their various forms. Its my understanding that authentic Mongolian style yurts are made of thick felt made from wool fibers. It seems like that would be a pretty rugged material to use for that purpose. Modern day yurts are available from a number of manufacturers here in the US and they typically use modern fabrics of various types that are pretty durable but certainly not as thick. They are somewhat more time consuming to set up than a simple camping tent but not really all that hard. I think the hardest part of dealing with a modern yurt kit is that you need to have some sort of base or floor to set them up on. Most of the yurt kits that I am aware of do not provide the materials for building a floor but some provide plans. Building a suitable floor does not have to be much more complicated than building a deck. How exactly you would want to build one does depend on how large of a yurt you buy and what your use is going to be. Yurts can be set up to be a year round residence in a lot of different climate zones and some come with extra insulation options to make them better suited to extremes of climate. A small size yurt could make a nice backyard building that could be used as a craft room or other occasional use space. I bet there are even some used ones for sale out there from time to time. So I guess my bottom line is that there are a lot of different ways to go after having a yurt and the amount of work need not be huge if you can afford to buy a commercially manufactured model.

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