Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts  

Go Back   Yurt Forum - A Yurt Community About Yurts > Building a Yurt
Search Forums
Advanced Search

Monolithic Yurt Project

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
Yurt Forum Youngin
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default Monolithic Yurt Project

Hi all! My first post, so please bear with me

I've built twp and a half yurts from scratch, using the info from simplydifferently.org, and my own experience building. They were all a success, and provided wonderful shelter and space. One was a 12 footer, camping yurt (short.. only 6 feet at the crown) and the other, a grander one (20 feet, better than 9 feet at the crown). Alas, I have had to let both of them go as I moved cross country.

So, from that experience, I understand all of the elements of putting together a proper yurt, pseudo-monogolian style.

My interest this moment is in building a more resilient structure that is yurt like, for the purposes of making it literally mobile.. a moving yurt vehicle. This would be used for various festivals, and the frame of it would be used by itself for camping with groups of people.

Hence, Monolithic Yurt.

The idea is to build a rigid, connected structure according to the basic geometry of the yurt, but having 12 or 13 stronger, monolithic members, and a sectioned solid wooden ring for each course. Vertical struts at each connection point, as well as stringer struts at the halfway points in between. The roof members would be slightly radiused, and all members would be made up of laminated pine timber, each lamination element having a dimension of something like 1/2" by 2", to accomodate the round structure. The ring where the roof poles connect to, the middle ring, would have a cable going all around to accomodate the stress at that point. To add strength and to support the canvas on the outside, I'll be adding a course of cross fastened ropes from middle to bottom ring, in a sort of "faux khana" arrangement.

I would love to geek out about this design, get input as to technique and materials, and all around just work on the idea in general. I am about to do some real diagrams and calculations, so I'll be able to post some detail as well, as time goes on!

Zyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
Yurt Forum Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 52

Laurel Nest makes a mobile yurt that is mounted to a trailer. The "Yurtle." I think they're 12'. Might check into that for some ideas.
HawaiiYurts likes this.
bss is offline   Reply With Quote
Pacific Yurts - The original modern yurt
Old 09-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
Manufacturer Representative
Tree Bones's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: High Sierras
Posts: 72

I have see another yurt mounted on a trailer but can not find it right now. Many friends have talked about this using a fold down floor on the trailer (for a larger yurt) and then assembling the yurt when parked.

Tree Bones is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.

Yurt Forum | Buying a Yurt | Building a Yurt | Yurt Life | Yurts for Sale | Yurt Glamping | Yurts Pricing Yurt Calculators | Yurt Insurance | Yurt Insulation | Yurt Classifieds

Copyright 2012 - 2024 Jeff Capron Inc.

Yurt Posts Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with all the new yurt posts to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]