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Old 02-04-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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We are considering a purchase of a 24 ft yurt from one of these two/threecompanies. We are located in Ontario, Canada (so the Canadian company has a pro for this). We are also looking at Yurta (for a 21 ft) newly designed model. We are a family of 4 (2 young kids). Any recommendations or advice from previous experiences are welcome!
- specifically; - windows(glass vs, plastic), lofts(is it possible?), different materials and life span or breathability, overall quality of yurt.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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A 24' yurt does allow for a loft inside, but I wouldn't try to make it too big because it will make the lower area feel more closed in.

The fabric windows work well, but during the coldest parts of winter (particularly in a northern climate) you may want to cover some of them with insulated window covers to minimize heat loss. The Low E glass windows will provide better insulating capacity and allow you to easily open and close the window from inside the yurt. If you start out with the fabric windows and decide to upgrade later on, the glass windows can be retrofit into the fabric window locations.

If you would like to discuss your individual needs with our representatives feel free to email us at infoyurts.com.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:22 PM   #3
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Are you planning to use your Yurt as a four-season dwelling? Basically are you planning to live in it permanently? If so - snow / wind rating combined with insulation is going to dictate the nature of your Yurt. For permanent Yurts, we always recommend a Durolast Roof and deluxe snow / wind kit (vertical supports at every rafter with structural brackets at every frame point). Rafter and base blocking will increase the snow rating even further if necessary.

Have you given any thought to your environmental controls (Heat / AC)? Insulation will be a given if you plan to heat the Yurt.

Do you have any plans for the platform the Yurt will sit on? An insulated platform is also necessary if you plan to heat.

A 20 or 21 diameter is quite small for a family of four, but that is certainly personnel preference. A sleeping loft is possible in a 24 Yurt with 7 walls which could help meet your space requirements.

More questions than answers! Email at [email protected]. Jer

P.S. We have lots of Yurts in Ontario. Mostly surrounding Toronto and north.
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:23 PM   #4
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We have yurts in Manitoba and Alberta Provincial Parks, and some private customers in Ontario. Give us a look, and we'll be happy to do a quote. We have a really, well-built yurt. Our side walls are 7'2" on all yurts, so a loft is possible in all sizes.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:15 PM   #5
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I've worked A LOT with the products from each of the above companies, both in setting up brand new ones, moving used ones, and repairing long standing ones. Hands down, the most durable I've seen is the Colorado Yurt. Pacific Yurts makes a decent yurt as well. They or Rainier would be my second choice.
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