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Old 06-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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Johnnydemo, in oregon if your immediate family has more than 40 acres, you can apply for the permit and it acts sort of as a "hardship" and allows you to just place another residence on their land. We also were planning on purchasing a piece of land fom them, but because their land is zoned AW and FF they couldn't be divided anymore. So, the farmhand permit allows an opportunity for us to live there for a few years and save cash to purchase our own land when ready, then we will just move our yurt to it and either add another to it with a breezeway or build with cash later on so we won't have payments on land or home
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #12
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Oh and Jafo,

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has been amazing. We only live 40 minutes from them so we drove up to see their yurts and purchased that same day I will post pictures as we go, I am sure
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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Well that's great plan then.

I have a lot of research to do. I'm trying to learn as much as I can now before I approach any of the gate keepers with the master plan. And I welcome any and all info along the way, so thanks.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #14
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Jafo, looks like the "hoop" I will have to jump through to pass this through the building department is even higher than I thought it was. They say that yurts do not pass the energy code, and do not have a way to factor their

insulation

(The developed reflective insulation). I was given a contact via

Pacific Yurts

today whom is based out of Idaho and is a

heating

engineer. He has provided services such as an engineer stamped certificate showing that not only do yurts usually meet code, but can also rate higher than a conventional home, or at least go above the R-value they require. We will see how that plans out. I am heading into the planning/building department tomorrow armed with every piece of information and book that I own on yurts. What is crazy to me is that our state and county parks have approved yurts (from Pacific Yurts) for rentals all over Oregon. These are rented out (in much colder climates than mine), and are used every season of the year, many go without a single day in between the next occupant.... But are still considered a "recreational building, or transient occupancy" ... So basically if it is the SAME family or person residing year round in a yurt it is not okay, but as long as there are different people staying in the yurt year round it is okay. Seems silly to me. Hopefully it will pan out, I'll keep you updated after we meet with them tomorrow.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #15
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Good luck with it, and try to be flexible if need be. There are other kinds of

insulation

that can be added, such as denim and traditional fiberglass if necessary.

Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #16
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I have read that in some jurisdictions the insulation requirements are less if you are

heating

w a renewable fuel.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #17
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Just curious - are you in linn county?

You don't have to give specifics if you don't feel comfortable, I respect that. I am just curious which particular municipality you are having trouble with?

Best of luck to you though. Sounds like you have a solid plan. The only thing you will regret is not having move to your yurt sooner!
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #18
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Hey. We also live in Canada and are looking at buying a yurt to call home. Which

insurance

company did you find that would insure your yurt?
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #19
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Keep in mind, plans 'stamped' by any company basically means that an architect has looked over the platform plans and stamped them in the manufacturer's county. Codes vary state by state, and even county by county. This means that you will need to pay to have them re-stamped if you live outside of that state, unless the architect is licensed in multiple states. Even then, a 'wet stamp' is typically required, which means paying for the platform and yurt structural plans.

What it does mean when a manufacturer has 'stamped' plans, is that usually you can be sure that they've done their engineering specs. That is HUGE. That is what separates a solid, permanent capability of a yurt from some of the yurts that should really only be used as a temporary structure.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:49 PM   #20
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Let us know when that the blog with pics of the current yurt you will be living in on that farm is up! We would also love as much info on the process of financing/insuring/getting structural approval/ and the insulation solution as well.
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