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Old 09-08-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Myself (48 yrs old) and my girlfriend (45 yrs) will be purchasing land in Saskatchewan and building a yurt. This is not immediate, it is for april 2016 but we are very thorough in researching and studying all aspects.

We had land that we built a tiny house on and it was a total success. We are now going to more to doing a yurt that we will live in year round.

Just wanted to say hi and forewarn that there will be a barrage of questions coming lolol

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Old 09-08-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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Welcome Skippy you came to the right place
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Welcome Skippy you came to the right place
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we are pretty pumped about this but notorious for taking our time. We always follow through but are pretty careful. We like to buy everything ahead of time and then boom, up it goes ready to roll when the time comes
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site.

If you are not building it from scratch, and assembling a kit, I suggest a yurt package from one of the reputable manufacturers on this site. I also suggest sticking with one of their standard floor plans so your yurt isn't 'one off' custom. That's asking for slowing the project down, adding cost over runs and headaches. I'm a pro carpenter btw and see BIG cost over runs like clockwork on 'one off' customs.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:24 PM   #5
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We will be purchasing the 32 foot Yurt package from

Yurtz by Design

on the West Coast in Canada. We will also be purchasing every available option for it to keep it warm and dry.

There will be definitely be no one off floor plan for us. We are both from the school of follow the most standard keep it simple plan. The unique part can be done when furnishing it and anything else to the interior.

appreciate the input,...thanks
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #6
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I read a lot about building a small Yurt first before tackling a big one. Being that we are buying a 32 footer from a company and all that goes with it, does this theory also apply to me? Im confident in my building abilities and would like to go right into the 32 footer but will follow the advice of experienced builders on here first
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #7
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You are paying them. Let them do their thing. If you want to read 'how to build a yurt from scartch', I'll suggest you google:

Clan yama kaminari yurt

Click on yurt build on the main page. I've scratch built two yurts, a 14'er and a 16'er, and that is the basic plan that got me going.
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You are paying them. Let them do their thing. If you want to read 'how to build a yurt from scartch', I'll suggest you google:

Clan yama kaminari yurt

Click on yurt build on the main page. I've scratch built two yurts, a 14'er and a 16'er, and that is the basic plan that got me going.

cool thanks Bob
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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Skippy i posted a set of plans i found on the internet here on site.and there are a few more out there.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:16 PM   #10
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what i would like to see, cause i havent found it yet, is the layout of these concrete piers for a 32 foot

yurt platform

. This is what I will most likely use.
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