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Old 04-06-2015, 04:15 PM   #41
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I have permit since may 2013 in auckland.
not complete as of april 2015 so no sign off yet.
very willing to help
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:11 PM   #42
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I have a small RV park in Central Idaho. It is right along a 85 mile biking and hiking trail. We do not have a motel in town anymore and several folks have asked about accommodations. I was thinking that putting up a few small yurts (12 foot or so) might be a fun camping experience for overnight guests just passing through the area. I wonder if permitting is an issue since I already am set up for RVs.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:39 AM   #43
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It will depend on your local people more than anything else.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:47 AM   #44
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Ron, I responded on your other thread before clicking on this one. I agree with Jafo. All legality tax/fee issues are local. They are probably quite reasonable considering your area. Of course the basic unimproved yurt with zero amenities will be cheapest to build and the tax/use fees are likely to be the least expensive. Good luck with your idea, and thanks for stopping by at this forum.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:11 PM   #45
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I am putting up a Pacific Yurt in the Adirondack region of NY, one neighbor is complaining that there is a deed restriction on our properties that prevent the putting up of a tent and she considers the Yurt a tent, has anyone had to argue that the yurt is not a tent or has some suggestions on how to deal with this
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:12 PM   #46
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Don't take a neighbor's word for what is or isn't allowed, but certainly take it as something to figure out. It almost sounds like your neighbor will be rather antagonistic. Hopefully you have enough space between the two of you (and maybe post 'no trespassing' signs).

Look up your deed, get the exact wording. Talk to whoever is in charge (county/city building department) and get a final conclusion in writing.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:40 PM   #47
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A yurt is the very definition of tent. Fabric over framework, tied with rope. Moveable, and not attached to a concrete foundation. A shed can be built identical to a house, but, because it sits on top of the ground, and isn't being used as a primary residence, it is not necessary to permit. I doubt any of this is gonna help you though. Gotta agree with hierony, sounds like your neighbor is gonna be a problem. :/
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:55 PM   #48
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I wouldn't say a yurt is the very definition of a tent, but you'd have to be a lawyer to convincingly argue otherwise :P

There may also be Home-Owners Association or similar governing-body rules to check too, depending on your area.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:26 PM   #49
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Thanks for the advice, the pacific yurt is sitting on a wooden platform elevated on concrete pillars that sit on a crush gravel base, I agree that no trespassing signs might keep the neighbors at a distance but still may end up in court, I'll update the thread as things progress
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #50
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A yurt is a tent. It isn't a shed, geodesic

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, barn, greenhouse, trailer, RV, or a traditional home of wood block brick etc. It is a tent, plain and simple. I have mine in our backyard. Ain't no doubt about it, tent it is. There is no subcategory for yurt that makes it something other than-fabric over framework tied and anchored by cordage.

If it is anchored to a deck that is permanently attached to piers set into the earth, with amenities of plumbing, sewer, gas, electric, maybe that changes the 'permanence' factor or how the dwelling is perceived from a legal pov? Just a guess. I'm no lawyer.

As an aside here, neighbor problems are extremely common. From the neighbor next door, to the adjacent country, to the entire world of hundreds of nations, it is impossible for people and countries to all get along. The more of us there are, the less likely we are to get along. Simple point of fact. Mans history is loaded with conflict. I'm sure prior to man recording his history, we were loaded with conflict. That is how we roll as a species.
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