Stephen Dobek wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm currently shopping for farmland and I think I'd like to live in a yurt once I find the right place. If it was good enough for the Mongolians while they conquered most of the known world then it must be good enough for me and my modest ambitions. I've done a good bit of research on my own but I'm just curious if anyone out there has any advice or can speak to the real cost of these things. Prices quoted on websites are just for the shell of the building and I'm interested in having some creature comforts like a private bedroom, running water and electric. Barely on the grid living I guess. I've been looking at the larger yurts from Pacific and Rainier, 30' or 33' diameter. Also, sorry if this doesn't belong in this category, this is the first time I've posted on the building forum.
Rachel Mary wrote:Thanks for the topic, and for everyone's information!
My family and I are looking for land in the Pacific NW and plan on living in a yurt while we build our tiny home. I also do like the idea of the yurt being nomadic, that it could be something we move around the property, seasonally for example. We're getting all the details hammered out right now and looking for materials that are good for our climate. We're serious about embarking on an off-grid journey, so it would be great to keep up with some people who had advice.
Rhonda Stout wrote:
...The materials used were things I recycled and that has allowed me to spend little. Mine, I'm planning to be used as a place to camp and teach young kids to train dogs while learning lots of other good stuff and there is no doubt it will serve my purposes well. I built a ring, used cedar poles for roof poles, left over fencing stretched around cemented poles (so, I have left a foot print or two and am very glad to have spent the time enjoying the build). The yurt's diameter is 22', with one door and one working window, the skylight (ring) is 36.5" across and it's awesome. I love being there and every bit of "work" has been sheer entertainment. The tension band I weaved through the top line of the red brand fence and through a drilled hole in each of the roof poles. It has been through three huge storms and faired very very well.