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Anyone that has Built and live in a yurt with building codes? Solid wall or soft wall etc.

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I am looking into purchasing some land in the next year or so, I want to buy a prebuilt Yurt structure from either Freedom Yurt Cabins, or Smiling Woods Yurts. My question would be, has anyone done this in an organized township with building codes? These seem like they could pass building code requirements with the proper engineering documents supplied from the manufacturer. One of the main barriers I could see is the size, where some codes require a minimum square footage, to this I would prefer to link together several smaller yurts rather than have one big yurt. Another question would be could a canvas wall yurt ever be approved for building code? This would be a much cheaper option. I am in Ontario Canada and would be looking to get land near London Ontario. Additionally I have no option but to build in an unorganized township close to London, so living in an unorganized township up north is not and option.


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having had my own dealings with building and zoning departments in the past all can say is that it might be best to go to the courthouse or wherever the building and zoning department is in the area you are thinking of moving and ask them. its best to be straight up honest and that way you won't run afoul of the local regulations. I'm sure you only want to move once and getting it right the first time might save you a lot of headaches in the future.
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