How To Build A (Semi) Solid Yurt For Under $1,500

May 10, 2015|
How To Build A (Semi) Solid Yurt For Under $1,500 by Robert Lee
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Today’s commercially available yurts largely are flexible wall units, with lattice forming the “frame” of the walls, and studs resting on an aircraft cable strung along the top of the lattice. They are lightweight, but, by that definition, are vulnerable to the elements and to wildlife. Although defined as portable, they require a full day to set up, using three or more people. Their insulation (optional) generally is Mylar bubble insulation and windows are heavy plastic.
The yurt concept in this set of plans calls for rigid insulation walls, readily available materials, glass windows, standard-sized door, and a very lightweight, truly portable design. Although the yurt plan is sized for a 16-foot diameter unit, size can be scaled up or down quite readily. Total material cost generally is less than $1,500.
Typically, one person can cut all the pieces needed to size in less than 40 hours. To assemble the unit requires one person and three or four hours. To disassemble takes two hours.
The guide includes numerous photographs of a sample yurt being built. Also included are discussions of problems with many yurts (and solutions), ideas on plumbing, heating, interior finish and power.

Title:How To Build A (Semi) Solid Yurt For Under $1,500
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:May 10, 2015
Publisher:Robert Lee
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781301795956

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