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Old 03-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hey - I'm planning on moving into a yurt in British Columbia, Canada next year to live in permanently. I'll probably buy a 28' or 32' yurt from Yurtco in BC. Can anyone tell me how much it cost them to build a platform that size (or close to that size)? And if you added a deck, how much did it cost (and what size was it)?

I'll be hiring someone else to do the work - not skilled enough to build myself.

I'm also interested to know if anyone has tried in-floor

heating

in a northern climate and how it has worked out.

Thanks!

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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This is a hard question because there are so many variables. I had a contractor friend of mine build my 30' platform with 2X6 tongue and groove and that ran me about $7,000 at a friends rate. I don't know if that will help you much, but maybe some more people can chime in.
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This is a hard question because there are so many variables. I had a contractor friend of mine build my 30' platform with 2X6 tongue and groove and that ran me about $7,000 at a friends rate. I don't know if that will help you much, but maybe some more people can chime in.
Yes, that helps Jafo. Thanks. This way I can get a ballpark for what it might cost me - this especially helps me because you had a contractor do it. I know there are lots of variables but if I hear how much a few other people paid I'll get some idea whether its doable for me financially.

Did that price include the finished flooring? Did you have any decking around the yurt?
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Did that price include the finished flooring? Did you have any decking around the yurt?
It was not finished:



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Meaning, I really didn't do anything else to it. It looks nice the way it is



I do not have any decking around the yurt.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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I think the materials cost on our 24' platform using the 1-1/8" T&G plywood was $1500 or so (we did the work ourselves), call it $2000 including all the bits and pieces. Add another $750-1000 for

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materials (Roxul R23 stone wool and 3/8" CDX)
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I think the materials cost on our 24' platform using the 1-1/8" T&G plywood was $1500 or so (we did the work ourselves), call it $2000 including all the bits and pieces. Add another $750-1000 for

insulation

materials (Roxul R23 stone wool and 3/8" CDX)
Excellent! Thanks for the specifics!

Now I just have to find a place to plunk my yurt down in BC.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #7
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Hi there. After building my platform following the
Traditional plans on most yurt sites I wish I had
Done it differently.
Also the wood recommended is not local to the east
Coast so I had to spend time figuring out what to use instead
I spent about 9000 with finished floors and now
Having seen other platform options for as low as 4000 built by a contractor, looking nice and solid, yep consider other options
I can explain this further if you want just wanted to give my 2 cents
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I would love to hear more on this. For most of us who are not manufacturers, we have only really seen one platform: our own. Any insight you may have, the better it will help us in the future.

Thanks and welcome back.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #9
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We paid 9K for the 30 foot platform with a carpenter and a helper. This included delivery and wood.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #10
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The

yurt platform

in most yurt sites has one using 4x4's spaced 4' apart. I can't remember the type of wood at the moment but it is not native to this area. East coast.
Then putting advantec on top, 2-4" of insulation underneath
Since then I have seen two structural designs I think work better which is using 2x10 every two feet( especially for full time living and interior walls) on top of ( now this depends on size of yurt) three 2x10'--- so laying three beams the length of ones yurt, space evenly apart, the on top of that every two feet (creating a T) putting 2x10 footers across them.
On top of that Laying 2x6 t&g leaving out the advantec. This is the more expensive choice
The other is to take the 2x10's (at desired length) to create a pie shape. Then laying the 2x6 t&g on top. Insulation underneath. Without insulation I know of a guy who will do the pie shape for 3k without insulation.
I have heard of creating a cement foundation with radiant heat but cement is expensive, not great to walk on --at that rate I would go with an earthen floor which are beautiful --- not a dirt floor like you might imagine.
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