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Old 04-03-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Wood vs Fabric Yurt (pros and cons)

Hey Yurt Forum,

New to this site and new to the world of yurts. I love the economics of it and their intimacy with nature. I am super intrigued from it all and while I am not yet ready to build or buy my own yurt I am curious what the pros and cons are for choosing a fabric yurt verse the wood yurts.

I did a quick google search and saw smiling wood yurt and

freedom yurt cabins

as the top google hits for wood yurt. Both of their products look sweet. I was also really impressed with

pacific yurts

and

colorado yurts

products.

Also, really hard to find a bottom line cost to compare them all to really get a sense of bang for buck. Any insights would be great!

One of my initial questions is if the wood yurts are only for permanent structures. It seems from pictures both fabric yurts can be used for permanent structures, but can also be transplanted.

Thanks,

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Old 04-04-2017, 10:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wood vs Fabric Yurt (pros and cons)

I can only speak for our product, but you are correct that our yurts offer the strength and durability to be utilized indefinitely in one location, but can be dismantled and moved whenever necessary. You can keep it simple and rustic or go all out and add any amenities you want. You can easily price out a yurt on our Yurt Builder 3D if you'd like: Build & Customize Your Own Yurt - 3D Yurt Builder.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
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I can't speak for the those specific companies, but I have always found that solid walled yurts (all else being equal) generally cost more. You may however have easier time with building codes.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wood vs Fabric Yurt (pros and cons)

I'm admittedly biased towards

Colorado Yurts

, but

Pacific Yurts

makes a good product as well.

To my way of thinking, a solid-wall yurt isn't really a yurt; it's a yurt-shaped-house. The defining features of a yurt are lattice-walls, wrapped in fabric, supporting rafters radiating from a central compression ring.

Good point about solid walls possibly easing the permitting process, but it's just one step closer to a stick-framed house.
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