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Old 07-30-2022, 02:59 PM   #11
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...and no, the Soul Pad bell tent in the background is *not* my yurt. This is the yurt frame on the platform:



Also, naturally, my yurt is 12' across, not 12".
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:35 AM   #12
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Nicely done. Thanks for photo.
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Im not a fan of posts. I looked into it and it turned out to be more expensive.

Weve done 2 types. Rock and gravel with a wooden floor. Rocks were free on our land, gravel about $150 for 10 tons which we used for this and 2 other yurts. The wooden floor was also about $100. Weve had a very wet summer but no issues with water ingress. We dug a channel uphill to divert water coming downhill.

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Concrete slab on grade. Perimeter and internal supports are concrete blocks.

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is expanded clay. The outer ring is 30cm tall, then the inner ring is another 10cm tall. Total cost was $3000 for foundations for 2 yurts of 7.2m diameter. It was a family project so labour was lower than typical.


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Old 08-10-2022, 01:40 PM   #14
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Wild beautiful country there UK. Actually looks quite a bit like the Rocky Mountains I'm looking at as I type this.
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Wild beautiful country there UK. Actually looks quite a bit like the Rocky Mountains I'm looking at as I type this.
I hear theres quite a community of expat Mongolians in Colorado. I guess it feels similar to home, except higher altitude. Ive crossed the Rockies too and I do see the similarities.
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"I hear there’s quite a community of expat Mongolians in Colorado." Very cool to hear. Thanks.

Climate in your area looks semi arid to me. North facing slopes are treed. South are not. That's exactly how it looks in much of CO foothills to the west of Colorado Springs. Where I fish and shoot up in the mountains to about timberline at 11.5K, the terrain is remarkably similar. Alpine zone above that is all rock.

On a total side note, there's a youtube channel called 'Itchy Boots'. This motorcycle tourist gal Noraly's most recent three videos feature her riding through the HIGH Colorado rockies, including gnarly 4WD passes well above timberline. Her vlogs are generally about ~20 minutes if you have the inclination.
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Looking at some stats, Boulder Colorado, which apparently Mongolian expats like, is at the same altitude as where I live. It also has almost the exact same annual rainfall, although it’s distributed differently. We only get rainfall in Summer in any significant quantities, whereas Boulder has it distributed more evenly throughout the year. The biggest difference is the temperatures. Due to Mongolia’s location and extreme continental climate, it’s considerably colder.
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On a total side note, there's a youtube channel called 'Itchy Boots'. This motorcycle tourist gal Noraly's most recent three videos feature her riding through the HIGH Colorado rockies, including gnarly 4WD passes well above timberline. Her vlogs are generally about ~20 minutes if you have the inclination.
Im follower of her channel since she started her journeys some years ago - mostly always great stuff and worth to watch....

And youre right Bob, she is riding in the Colorado region at the moment....

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