• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Burra Maluca
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Miles Flansburg
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Anne Miller
  • Daron Williams
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
  • Bryant RedHawk

Retrofit yurt to cob home?  RSS feed

 
Posts: 3
Location: United States
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi! Has anyone tried to this or know the best way to go about doing this.
Have an yurt in New Mexico, I would like to use structure to turn into a cob, or wattle and daub style build.
Thoughts? Suggestions?
 
gardener
Posts: 2765
Location: Upstate NY, zone 5
106
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Anything like cob needs to be well protected from damp with a good water resistant base and considerable roof overhangs. You would need to extend your yurt roof or make the new cob walls beneath it significantly smaller in diameter. I have a feeling you would be better off passing the yurt on to someone who wants it and using the proceeds to acquire new roof materials.

If you are in a desert-like part of New Mexico, you might be able to use the yurt roof with minimal overhang.
 
Anastasia Sepulveda
Posts: 3
Location: United States
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Was actually thinking about a new roof system for the  exact reason you mentioned. I guess I just thought that using the yurtas a skeleton for something like wattle and daub might work.
 
Glenn Herbert
gardener
Posts: 2765
Location: Upstate NY, zone 5
106
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you can extend the yurt roof to make an overhang, I expect the lattice wall structure would work for wattle and daub. I'd be hesitant to try it in a humid climate, but not in a dry climate.
 
Anastasia Sepulveda
Posts: 3
Location: United States
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Great! Thank you for your thoughts! Really appreciate it.
 
master steward
Posts: 12502
Location: Left Coast Canada
2398
books chicken fiber arts cooking sheep writing
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think it's a great idea.

Make a yurt.  Live in the yurt.  Make certain your home is in just the right place.  Create a foundation for it.  Use the frame as a support for wattle and daub, build a new roof for it.  

Use leftover parts to build a new yurt to be a second room.  
 
Lab Ant
Posts: 273
Location: Orange County, CA
158
bee bike forest garden hugelkultur tiny house trees wofati woodworking
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have seen this done in California.  A cob builder by the name of Bonnie (sorry, don't know her last name) lives in a cobverted yurt structure near Los Olivos.   I think they cobbed right over the lattice structure and then built a new roof over it.  There were some other rooms built on to it and the roof  covered everything.  I don't know much details about it, but I do know it is possible.
 
Jesse Grimes
Lab Ant
Posts: 273
Location: Orange County, CA
158
bee bike forest garden hugelkultur tiny house trees wofati woodworking
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It's Betty Seaman of Spirit Pine Sanctuary. I found an article about the actual yurt build. It's not very detailed but it can get your research started:

https://www.permacultured.us/2013/04/building-foundation-and-stairs-of-cob-house/
 
I do some of my very best work in water. Like this tiny ad:
50 Chestnut Trees for 195.99 - Free Shipping - Interwoven Nursery
https://permies.com/t/99876/Chestnut-Trees-Free-Shipping-Interwoven
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!