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Old 05-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I'm excited to say that my wife and I just put down a hefty deposit on a 30 foot Pacific Yurt. The Yurt is in Oregon and we are moving it to Utah.

Pacific Yurts

has moving truck size information on their website, but from what I understand the info on the site is just for moving the yurt itself. We will be transporting the Yurt, the Platform, extra deck lumber Cabinets, Tub, Kitchen sink and Oven/range, Wood Stove, water heater etc.

Has anyone here transported the full package at once? I've been looking into renting a uhaul truck, or having UPack drop off a small semi cargo trailer. Can anyone tell me what kind of space requirements I might need?

Thank you in advance
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Yurtfolk did a very similar thing. I'll prod them to get online and tell you about it.
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I have never moved a yurt, but I have had one delivered, and I used to load and deliver furniture many years ago. I am thinking you could get away with a 24-26 foot uhaul just fine.
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Brett,
Out of curiosity, what part of Utah? I recently purchased land in Sanpete (central) Utah with the end plan of placing a yurt there in about 3 years. I've been hesitant to start a dialogue with the county's building department but if someone has already has...

Best of luck to you with your yurt.

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just bought a couple of 30 foot

pacific yurts

from pacific, each weighs near a ton. Usual finish can be estimated at between 1/2 and a full ton. This should guide your cost issues as it is both weight and volume that are considerations.

You may wish to consider the PODs kind of approach where a container is rented for the move, and it is freighted commercially (usually cheaper when considering your time, costs of gas, overnights, et cetera). Just an idea.
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So we figured it out. I ended up going with U-pack (ABF freight) they dropped off a 28 foot enclosed cargo (semi) trailer. They charge by linear foot used in the trailer. We used 21 linear feet of trailer space. I flew to and from and ABF is doing the driving. We bought the entire package; yurt, platform, deck, entire kitchen, wood burning stove, loft, extra lumber, and some furniture. The cost to move the whole package from Junction City, Or to Salt Lake City was $1400. This price was $100 more than renting a uhaul truck and driving it myself.

Sapo - I am planning on putting my yurt in the Wanship area (near park city) I have breifly talked with the building official and he said that for a primary residence it has to meet the same codes as a stick built home. This may end up meaning I have to upgrade the rafters and possibly add a center column. Haven't figured out

insulation

yet. We plan on building either a garage/basement underneath the yurt or a separate structure that will have storage, laundry, workshop, etc. If permitting for primary residence is not going to be feasible we may put a studio apartment in the garage structure and call that the primary residence and put up the yurt after inspections are finished. Time will tell.

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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Brett, Wanship is a beautiful area. If you need any help with the platform or yurt raising I'd love some first hand experience for when I do mine. Let me know.

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