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Old 04-26-2016, 01:53 AM   #21
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Hi Rod, I don't think you sound any whinier (is that a word?) than I do : )
I am a bit freaked out by the whole idea of buying land, and connecting to all the services, or being able to survive 'off grid' down the road. However, the idea of living on spacious land and not in a subdivision surrounded by other houses is stronger than my fear. My husband and I are not very DIY, so it will be a very interesting journey. Like you, I am where I am because I chose to be here...it was a childhood dream of mine to live in Australia (I'm from Arizona) - so really, I am living my dream - now I just prefer to do it in a yurt (luckily my husband is on board ).

Good luck with your decisions and projects as well!
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:32 AM   #22
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Your yurt will be a minimal investment relative to the property. You can't really screw up a yurt to where it will be extremely costly to repair. It is a tent. Tents are a snap to build relative to a house. Screwing up a house is a whole lot more expensive, a big headache. I've worked on a few old homes that were totally messed up, a hundred years old, in disrepair, and had been remodeled numerous times. Now that IS expensive and no fun for the owner. Doing dang near any repair work on those is at least a grand, and way the heck over that. Everything takes 3x as long as new.

You'll be fine. It's a tent. Go for it.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:27 PM   #23
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Hi Bob, yes, the yurt will be much less expensive than any land we can find, however, the wood yurt is bit more daunting than the canvas type - even though Yurtworks will send us the kit with prefab walls. Will still need to find tradies to help erect, install plumbing, etc. Like building a house, just smaller scale. Here is a picture of the type of yurt we are looking at:
Page 10 « Gallery | Goulburn Yurtworks
I know it will be worth it when all is said and done!
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:28 AM   #24
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I have been looking in to composting toilets and this seems like a nice chioce,

Nature's Earthly Way
I took the vent idea and put it to work on a friends bathhouse, I hated the smell when taking a shower, took a 4 inch duct booster fan and ran 2 inch PVC to both boxes that the toilets were constructed of and now the bathroom smell like a regular bathroom.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:13 AM   #25
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Building the walls are really quite simple, if you do choose getting the wall package you would be standing your standing your walls in no time.
We built the walls and stood them in a weekend for a 35 ft yurt.
My friend bought the roof package which was pricey, but made it so we could erect the roof in a weekend with a handful of friends.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:13 PM   #26
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Thanks for the reassurance Rick. My brother in law doesn't think it will be difficult, he's pretty good with construction/handy work and will help us.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:50 PM   #27
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I'm out and about , but will share the link to the 35 foot yurt so you can see some of the things we did.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:35 PM   #28
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Here the album I started, got to find some more picture and when I get time add some comments about each picture.

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Old 04-29-2016, 11:03 PM   #29
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Thanks Rick!
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:10 AM   #30
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Hi Melissa
Really interested in your post ~ did you build your yurt ? We are hoping to build one when we find the right block on the Limestone Coast S.A.
How did you go with council regulations / planning permission etc .
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give
Cheers Shelly
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