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Cozy, Affordable Home: Yurt. In 1996, I bought 10 acres in Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Cozy, Affordable Home: Yurt

At the time, I was living in Pennsylvania, but I had visited small town New York several years before while visiting Paul Smith Forestry College, and I had always wanted to return. Following the death of my father and getting divorced, it seemed a good time to start on my dream. Until I was able to move to Saranac Lake permanently, I worked many hours at a utility company and spent my vacations camping on the land with my two kids. Wattle & Daub Yurt. Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Earthen Yurt | Posted on 23-06-2012 Tags: aprovecho, bamboo, daub, earthen, kiko denzer, natual building, reciprocal roof, wattle, wattle and daub, yurt Project led by: Kiko Denzer Location: Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, OR Date: August 2012 This earthen yurt was built as part of the ‘sustainable shelter series’ at Aprovecho. The yurt is made from site harvested bamboo, lashed together using recycled bailers twine. It features a reciprocal roof, meaning that every beam is supported by all the beams in front, and in turn supports all behind it.

The beauty of the yurt is the circular space it contains, we live so often in box shaped houses with box shaped rooms. The project made me think a lot about the underused power of the circle in architecture and society. The bamboo framework The bamboo framework anchors into the deck The wattle is woven into the yurt framework, notice the tire which aided the raising of the reciprocal roof The reciprocal roof. Yurt.pdf (application/pdf Object) Yurt Floor Plans. Gotta Getta Ger (Yurt) We have the land.

Gotta Getta Ger (Yurt)

We have a house we are selling. Our next step is to move all our stuff and us over TO the land and build our home. Although we love to camp, and in recent history here in Texas, we could lay out all of our stuff in the naked meadow after June 1st without fear of a raindrop touching it before October, some sort of shelter seems prudent. *This article is not about LIVING in a Ger (yurt), but about the choosing, research and shopping end of the process. The assemblage and living part will be another story… Unless you have found a place with a home already on it (my last two homesteads have been one of these), or have a lot of money lying idle and can afford to build your new house while living in your old house (I’ve heard some people can actually do this, although no one in my social circle can claim such high finance), you’ll be faced with the dilemma of where to live in the ‘between time’.

None of these options are open to us because: Thus began “YurtQuest”. I was happy. Quality Alaskan Yurts. The PVC Pipe Yurt. Yurta: The Optimized Yurt. OK, yurts are no longer a bad hippie joke; they are light and efficient and a viable alternative to traditional construction.

Yurta: The Optimized Yurt

We have shown traditional Mongolian yurts, learned from David Masters that living in a yurt is quite comfortable, and seen "updated" yurts before; From near Ottawa, Canada comes the Yurta, Marcin Padlewski and Anissa Szeto's reinvention of the traditional nomadic dwelling. "The main structure, visible on the inside, is made of wood; showcasing the natural feel and aesthetic qualities of the Yurta (such as the frame) The outer covers are sewn with great care and precision and can be made of various materials, like marine canvas or polyesters. "- if you compare it to David's Pacific Oregon yurt, it appears far lighter and more open than the more traditional designs. "The circular space is simply beautiful; combining the finest elements of traditional and modern designs. Authentic ger furniture inside the authentic ... How to make a yurt in 3 days?

How To Live In A Yurt: 11 Steps (With Pictures) Edit Article Edited by Colette, Flickety, Carolyn Barratt, Jordan and 11 others A yurt (ger) is a very basic, traditional tent-like structure favored over centuries by nomadic Turkic peoples stretching from Mongolia to Central Anatolia.

How To Live In A Yurt: 11 Steps (With Pictures)

The yurt has traveled well over time from basic living quarters for nomads and soldiers, to hippie or recluse housing, to very modernized versions today that are used often in the recreation industry for "get-away" experiences. And yurts can also be places of residence for people who want to live without too many encumbrances and yet still be comfortable, have access to power and technology (if wished), and remain budget-conscious.

If you want to know if yurt-living might be for you whether for a season or for life, consider the following suggestions. Ad Steps 1Bear in mind the point of your yurt. 11Enjoy your time living in the yurt. Video Tips. HOW TO BUILD A YURT. Building a mongolian yurt. Handvervaardigde traditionele yurten. Build A Portable Home - A Mongolian Yurt. Yurt/Gher Construction 101 A guide to Building Yurts...or more specifically, how I built mine!

Build A Portable Home - A Mongolian Yurt

Based on Knowledge Gained from "Doing it Myself", and reading about it on-line. I've now built three yurts, for myself and friends, and we go camping in Luxury in these a few times a year. If you like the outdoors, but you hate having to crawl around in pokey little tents then this one's for you!

Pacific Yurts Time-Lapse Setup. Building A Yurt From Scratch: Resources. Yurts (and more interestingly to us, Gers) are front and center on the Milkwood research table currently.

Building A Yurt From Scratch: Resources

We’ve identified these structures as a likely cost-effective, climate-appropriate solution for our coming need for weatherproof, windproof, cosy crew-space come Spring at the Farm. Insulated Earthbag Foundations for Yurts. Note: If you’re new to earthbag building, first read the introductory Step-by-Step Earthbag Building and How to Build an Earthbag Roundhouse .

Insulated Earthbag Foundations for Yurts

This Instructable includes complete step-by-step instructions on how to make an insulated earthbag foundation. You can use the same process to make insulated foundations for any type of structure – straw bale, earthbag, cordwood, etc. Yurt Living in Upstate New York. I discovered Louis Johnson’s yurt on facebook and contacted him and he agreed to let me share some of his photos of his home.

Yurt Living in Upstate New York

Louis will tell you a little bit about living in a yurt in upstate New York. Their yurt is built by the Colorado Yurt Company. This winter has proved to be a cold one as well, but we had a better handle on our wood harvesting this year and are in good shape. We estimate that we will use between 3 and 4 cord this year… only one more really cold month to go. Our PV system is small and has a generator plug in to supplement power when needed. This past year we have made a couple of low tec improvements to the yurt.

Pacific Yurts-Original Modern Yurt Manufacturer. Yurt Buildng. Here is a free copy of my book Build your own yurt, written in 1995, It has been used by a great many people who have built their own yurts.

Yurt Buildng

Our designs have progressed enormously since 1995. For a much more comprehensive guide see The Complete Yurt Handbook or see the rest of our website A complete guide to making a Mongolian Ger by P.R. King First edition 1995, Second edition 1997. Yurt Companies. Modern Fabric Yurts Blue Mountain Yurts: Yurt sales and support services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region, with standard yurts in a range of sizes and custom options.

Yurt Companies

Can work with customers to build platforms. Tel. +64 (0)21606 240 www.bluemountainyurts.co.nz. Yurt Lady. After working exhaustively with the building department, plans were approved and I started to get to work. Actually, I started spending gross amounts of money to have other people start work. Although I was the official general contractor, I worked very closely with my framer who helped me understand the steps along the way and I took care of all the babysitting/haranguing of subcontractors.

Whenever I could, I would do it myself, but unfortunately, that wasn’t until much later in the process. My first fatal move was my framer told me I couldn’t pour a round foundation so I had to raise everything up on a framed foundation. Bad idea - if I were to do this again (which I doubt) then I would definitely put this on a poured foundation at ground level. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Colorado doesn’t allow gray water systems and this is really unfortunate.

Since I was going down the path of a raised foundation, I had to post posts in for the framing. Finally something I could do! Yurt Lady. On September 6, 2010 She has been living in a yurt for about 3 years. At 9,300 feet in rural Colorado. She has been writing about her life there for the last few months and showing everyone pictures and videos of what it’s like. When she was getting her construction approved by her local building department the staff there found her to be quite unique so she eventually became known as the yurt lady, hence the name of her blog.