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Old 01-14-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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hi all wondering how loud it is in a yurt. don't have neighbors close by closest may be 20 acres away in mountainous terrain. but still can hear generators and such i.e barking dogs, cars, etc....its a quiet place. but realistically what can you here from outside. is my life going to be broadcasted around. thanks


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Old 01-14-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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sorry ordering one from pacific and also wondering if the

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Old 01-14-2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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It is a little less noisy then when you are inside a pup tent. That is to say, what you hear outside, you generally hear inside. You can carry a conversation with someone outside without raising your voice.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:41 PM   #4
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yeah but its hard with the wind blowing or kids screaming, fan going, stove cracking, more noises happen inside than outside with my rifle. just wondering if the thick fabric of a yurt is more than thin material of a tent especially with the

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. i plan on living in my yurt full time as a home not a vacation where i go to get away from life but one that is going on all the time. just trying figure out what impact i'm going to be making to the noise environment compared to my cabin now which is fully enclosed i obviously know its going to be louder on the inside and out.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:43 PM   #5
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not saying im that my family is that loud just thinking of all angles
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:47 PM   #6
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The walls don't offer much of a sound barrier. When it rains really hard, it makes a tin roof sound quiet lol.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:57 PM   #7
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love the sound of rain on a tin roof- its what i listen to now, whenever it rains, going through the worst drought in recorded history that includes the old timers. wondering if some sort of noise dampaning foam around the perimeter walls would direct the noise up in turn dampen it to a closer radius of hearing. don't want to be hearing the tv or radio going too much when im around the property or the kid screaming like he is right next to me. thanks for your replies.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:24 AM   #8
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My yurt is covered with a single layer of canvas. The sound of conversation and activity easily passes through. I can easily hear someone approaching from a distance. I'd guess a yurt covered with thick felt would be alot more quiet.

As an aside here, yurts have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. Mongolians figured it all out eons ago. We aren't even close to reinventing the wheel with all our hotshot technology. While some materials may give an upside to quietness, I'm gonna guess they create a problem with breathability, portability, longevity, and or they won't decay and return to the earth once we pitch em. IMO there is no other portable dwelling close to matching the qualitities of the traditional Mongolian yurt.
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I would add that the thick felts used in a traditional Mongolian yurt definitely help with the sound...
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