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Old 07-26-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Total cost of wooden yurt

Hi there!

I'm quite new to my research on yurts, I first learned about them through

Blue Ridge Yurts

in my home town. During my research I haven't been able to find the total cost of building a wooden yurt like the ones

Smiling Woods Yurts

offer. I know that there is much more to it than just buying the kit such as shipping, platform, plumbing, electric (solar), buying the land it's going to be on, finishing the inside (kitchen, loft, bathroom,) etc. I would like a rough estimate of the complete start to finish of building a wooden yurt (not the "fabric"), total cost from someone who has built a 20' to 30' one would be great! I chose wooden just for the sake of it being easier to be approved by the bank for a loan and seems like a better investment as far as longevity and maintenance. Just want to make sure this is worth it! My parents are left with a house they built and are swimming in $100k+ debt and I don't want to fall into the same trap!

Thanks everyone!

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Old 12-29-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Total cost of wooden yurt

I'm looking for the same thing. At least looking at what the total cost would be for wood.

Smiling Woods yurts

has a 35' for around $33k, but you have to add floor,


, and all interior finishing. Guess the upside is being of wood, it will appreciate, while most other styles depreciate. Might make wood a good value that way. You've got the right idea, though... less is more, live below your means, debt IS slavery!
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:13 PM   #3
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Hello frontier Jeanne and SL Harvell,

I build wooden yurts and you can find out more by emailing me directly at [email protected] or visit my website at Adorondackyurts.net

I can help you with most anything including designing a yurt for you and plumbing, electrical, etc.

Let me know if I can help in some way.

Paul Herbold
Adirondack Yurts
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #4
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What size wood yurt are you thinking of? I am sure if you do it yourself you ca.n do it for from half to 2/3rds of that $ 30,000.

Check out a book named Stoneview by Rob Roy, for ideas. I have considered a 25' +, with a 15' one adjoining for a shop.

Mine would be a frame like his, but instead of cordwood or stone be thicker 8' sections of conventional wall sections as Rob lays out. And with a tono,



Look at a lot of different ways to do it. Do you have your site?

You can find the book Stoneview on Amazon. Its by Rob Roy.
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