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Old 06-15-2021, 10:58 AM   #21
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You don't need a permanent deck. Just erect your yurt on a tarp 'bathtub' fashion. Fold the floor tarp up on the outside of the wall frame, under the cover, and the low tension band will hold it securely in place. If you want a floor cover get some indoor outdoor carpet at depot or lowes and cut to circular. Roll out, roll up. Voila! Cheap simple, nice, easy to clean. Put a sheet of hardibacker or cement board under the stove like I did.

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Old 06-15-2021, 11:27 PM   #22
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https://youtu.be/wMxLdPcH4iY

A long winded video, but this is the layout that helped sell me in the 16 footer. Watched this one a few times and they did say 16 foot, either in this or another one of their vids. Those diesel stoves are awesome however arenít without their issues. As a boat guy and have my fair share of bot junk and I just sold a model of that stove similar but an actual cook range. The 24/7 heat is great but when they act up they are messy and I just quit my job as a diesel mechanic and would rather not smell like that off grid with the laundry being 30 miles down the road.

This is going to be a four seasons shelter with emphasis on winter time, Iím 15 minutes from the ski area and plan to snowboard all winter. I had 4.5 feet at my place a few winters back so Iím also going to be getting the full snow load kit with it.

Has anybody added a second layer of

insulation

?

That modern foil bubble wrap stuff really appeals because of its inorganic nature. Going all traditional with the wool/felt

insulation

just doesnít sound pleasant in the cold dark wet rainy snowy upper-foothills of the cascade mountains in winter

I probably wonít make an elaborate kitchen for in the yurt, perhaps just a gravity sink, cutting block, some basic cast irons and a good wood stove... I have other facilities on property.

With the costs of lumber currently and will probably get a firewood cutting permit and an Alaskan sawmill for floor boards and cabinetry and stuff. We are allowed to purchase wood cutting permits and as long as the logs stay 8 foot or under (for determining cordage) we can haul them off for firewood so long as you stay within your cordage limits. If I recall itís something like 55$ for 12 cords of wood. Between my Jeep, chainsaw, and flatbed trailer and whatever else I can come up with, I might be able to press my Jeep into service as a log truck!

Fall and winter are my months for playing and being outdoors. Fishing, hiking/foraging, hunting, all that fun stuff.

Iím rather sold on the Jotul 602 wood stove but realize there are others out there, so long as itís the right size, however Iíd love to have an old turn of the century wood fired cook range in a yurt.... perhaps when I build a 30 footer I will have one
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:18 AM   #23
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It's gonna be high adventure for sure. You have a lot to look forward to.

I really don't know zip about yurt insulation.All I know is Mongolians insulate their yurts with wool felt. That probably works extremely well in their cold dry climate. Beats me how it works in a damp climate. I don't know anything about bubble wrap. Maybe there is something here in the archives. Ask Jafo.

You might be able to tie wire sheet foam cut into 16" to 2' wide panels to the lath and cover it by suspending a lightweight material off the lath crosses. You might be able to cut sheet foam into wedges or whatever shape and stuff that between the rafters and the cover. For certain you need to get

moisture

out of the yurt. I'd have one or two operable windows in there and some way to get interior air out the ring. I found

moisture

from cooking built fast in my 16' yurt. But it was so drafty that it exited in short order. Hopefully someone will come along to give you good advice.

You're in for high adventure. Good luck and keep the good attitude.

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Old 06-16-2021, 09:43 AM   #24
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Take care not to over-insulate. No matter what, moisture MUST escape.

Sounds like you are going to have a hell of fun time.
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OK I ust watched the vid. That is one stout yurt. I'm very impressed. Dynamite cover as well. Thanks for link.

That vid does illustrate just how small a 16' yurt is. Been there done that. I did NOT live in that yurt. I built it mostly for hanging with my grandkids.

FWIW the common size yurt in Mongolia is 6 meters which is about 20'. If I was doing this to live in longer term I would absolutely go 20', based on having had the 16'er for several years. In fact imo 20' is "the" ideal single room yurt size. The extra 113 sq ft. vs 16' is a HUGE difference. Just gotta let you know. Anyway there you go.

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I'm so impressed by that yurt build, I would talk with that yurt company them and ask them how they would insulate one of their yurts in the location you will be living.
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https://imagovillage.com/?lang=en

check out those yurts. its a resort page, however the imago company also offers yurts for sale.

yes all their 16 footers offer a full service bathroom, and sleeping lofts. kind of reimagines the 16 foot yurt all together imho
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the yurts made in that video about that dude in alaska is Nomad Yurts but gotta figure thats gonna cost an arm and a leg to ship anywhere.
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