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Christian Huble
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Hey permies,

Next month, I will be constructing my first portable hexayurt. I will be travelling a lot in the next year, with my dog and my toyota corolla, and I need a lightweight, reliably sustainable home.

I am going for the cardboard/aluminium model, still working out size and design.

Dealing with 3 varying climate factors,
1) Floodzone outside Houston, heat/cold for Oct-Dec
2) Heat and wind of Arizona outside Phoenix Jan-Mar
3)Semi-permanent stay in arid, windy south-central Colorado

So... I want to do this right, and experiment and post results here over the next year.

If anyone has any experience working with Hexayurts, specifically cardboard or in similar conditions, share your knowledge!

Cheers
 
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Christian Huble :I love my lite 12' cloth/lite canvas Yurt because of the way it has survived wind events that knocked down or destroyed

regular Tent structures And the Pop -up Foldable Pavilions you commonly see at farmers markets. AND I have never fastened my Yurt

to the ground - The round shape just doesn't let the wind catch hold of it !

Mostly I find most Hexi-Yurts to be Lozenge shaped not round and requiring careful stake down - I would invest in a set of 4 of those

large screw into the ground stakes that you use to Contain and secure a dog in your back yard and adjustable cargo straps from Harborfreight

I did find an older post with some good information to start You can see if it is useful ! link below :


http://www.johnclarkemills.com/2010/08/08/building-a-folding-rigid-insulation-hexayurt/

For the Good of the Crafts ! Big AL
 
Deagen Demientieff
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yurts are cool but heres something to consider if you want to built a more traditional yurt. find a drumset from a local mysic shop or something! like a broken tom or snare drum. theres your skylight. you can cut down trees about 8ft each and make a lattice! DONT buy nuts or screws dude just get some rope and cut lil bits of rope and tie the lattice together mongolian style! will save you money and you dont gotta deal with annoying nuts and bolts trust me those screws and nuts are a pain in the longterm! get a big piece of rope or really strong airplane wire for your tension band then go to the store or internet and buy a pvc tarp for 100bucks and cut it to cover your yurt! throw a portable rocket stove in that sucker and there you go! a yurt for less than 200 bucks and will LAST all you gotta do is cut and strip your own trees somewere! i do stuff like this in alaska so trees are everywhere and i got lots of drumsets so i got skylights a plenty! hope i could help
 
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