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Old 02-04-2018, 08:18 PM   #1
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Hello fellow circle lovers,

I have a 5m mongolian yurt that I am putting up on a 6m platform cut into a hillside. We would like to have some room to move around the yurt and were planning on building a large deck about 7m x 6.5m to put the yurt on. I understand the yurt canvas has to hang down to prevent water coming in. We were suggested to do a secondary raised deck above the first, which would effectively be a 'waste' of the timber on the main deck, but would have an added

insulation

factor. The other thought was to cut a circle into the deck so the edge of the canvas fell through the boards and onto the joists.

My question is this: What is the best way to put a yurt onto a deck that is larger than the yurt footprint?

Thank you!

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Old 02-05-2018, 12:28 AM   #2
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Erect your 5 meter yurt on a tarp. Fold the edge of the tarp up under the yurt cover on the outside of the wall lattice. Snug the cover and tarp to the wall with a low rope that encircles the bottom of the wall. The resultant 'bathtub floor' and will keep water out of the yurt.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:51 PM   #3
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That’s an idea I had not thought of- thank you Bob!
I live in New Zealand where the winters see a lot of rain- how would I mitigate water damage to the deck as I would be concerned with the water seeping under the tarp through capillary action and then rotting the wood.

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Erect your 5 meter yurt on a tarp. Fold the edge of the tarp up under the yurt cover on the outside of the wall lattice. Snug the cover and tarp to the wall with a low rope that encircles the bottom of the wall. The resultant 'bathtub floor' and will keep water out of the yurt.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:37 PM   #4
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I'd paint the deck with two good coats of exterior grade paint. That's what I did on my yurt deck.
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