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. 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. Third Edition Fully revised and expanded for 1998 Internet Edition Jan 2000 The Yurt The English word Yurt comes from the Russian Yurta describing a circular trellis walled framed tent. The Kirgiz yurt with bent-wood roof poles and crown and a domed overall shape. The two tiered yurt with a pointed roof and two layers of wall section placed one on top of the other. The Mongol or Kalmuk ger with straight roof poles, a heavy timber crown, often supported by two upright poles, and fitted with a wooden door. This proven design is equally well suited to the many uses for moveable dwellings in this country.
Blue Ridge Yurts - Home Page Yurts so good What is it like to essentially go off the grid? For Charlie Baughman and Myria Rodeman, their unconventional life is their own private paradise. The couple live on a seven and one-half acre piece of property, just outside of Hendersonville, with three well-fed and rambunctious dogs, two forest-roaming chickens and at least one very vocal cat. They occupy two yurts — adaptations of the round, lightweight domiciles used by Central Asian nomads — drawing most of their power from solar energy. Garden of eatin’: Most of the food that Myria Rodeman and Cahrlie Baughman eat comes from this garden, which they carved and leveled from their hilly land. They even made it wheelchair accessible. They do occasionally use a back up generator, powered by bio-diesel that they make themselves, and also draw a slight amount of electric power — which Baughman estimates costs them about $9 a month. It is the couple's fourth year on the property, which was given to the them by Baughman's mother.
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. 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. 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. This year we are going to try to tackle a passive solar hot water heater and maybe a solar oven. We continue to have the time of our lives living the way we do, and hope that others will realize the joy that comes with living a smaller, simpler way of life. Our loft design was inspired by pictures we saw online. For kitchen cupboards we use antique fruit crates and our old clothes dresser. Notice the heat shield behind the wood stove. wood opening and well
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