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TSRalex 07-18-2018 12:56 AM

Hello from Austria!
 
At first a friendly "Hello" from Austria! :)

Since a while I am playing with the imagination to have a yurt as permanent home. As experienced camper (former Boy-Scout.... :D ) I love yurts since I have spent a lot of nights inside them on a trip in Mongolia in 2000.
Although I know it will not be a good comparison to the modern equipped "Western-Style-Yurts"....

A while ago some searches brought me to the website of Pacific Yurts and their newsletter is always a positive momentum to bring me into "dream-mode"! :cool: I hope @Pacific Yurts is reading that.... ;)

Now I have - depending on some business developments - the idea for setting up office space with Yurts. And to add a private living area for me & my Lady too.

The main reason for using Yurts instead usual houses is the enormous flexibility! Not alone in furnishing, more important is the possibility to start small and to add Yurts as needed in quantity & size. :cool:
And - if it happens on unexpected situations - the choice to leave the current place for a better location.

My intention to join this forum was to help me in my evaluations and to bring a wider range of views and increase my knowledge about these wonderful houses. :)

Jafo 07-18-2018 09:52 AM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Welcome aboard! :)

Bob Rowlands 07-18-2018 11:19 AM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Welcome to the yurt forum!

TSRalex 08-16-2018 02:15 AM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
As I find today some pics on my Laptop from the - in my opening posting mentioned - trip to Mongolia, I want to share the unconventional use of a yurt for drying fresh slaughtered beef:

https://img2.picload.org/image/dllao...ongolei_04.jpg

Hey Bulldog 08-29-2018 01:07 PM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Now that is awesome. Ger jerky! What a good idea!

r_alan22 09-17-2019 02:24 PM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
I'm new to this forum and came across the thread. Did you end up setting up a yurt in Austria? And if so how did it turn out? Wondering about winter conditions especially.

Jafo 09-17-2019 03:03 PM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Yeah, me too. I was just in Austria for a few days. Never thought to look you up and see how it turned out. Update please. :)

TSRalex 09-18-2019 02:39 AM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jafo (Post 9695)
Update please. :)

As requested ;) :

On fact, that life is bringing often surprising changes, the project, mentioned in my opening post, has turned and my focus lays at the moment a little bit on other things. :rolleyes:

But the wish is still alive and I keep myself permanently updated! :)

The problem with snow loads was my biggest concern too, but Pacific Yurts brought some good arguments and suggestion for solutions to keep the risk small.

We have in Austria an difference to the snow loads in regions with colder winters (e.g. Canada): After a snowing phase up to 5 days (up to 2 meters snow high....), suddenly we can have a phase with higher temperature and it starts to rain. That is the biggest problem, because the snow load will fucking increase. :mad:

Less difficult, if the yurt is permanently heated, but off grid and remote the risk of troubles is given.

Jafo 09-18-2019 06:16 AM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TSRalex (Post 9696)

We have in Austria an difference to the snow loads in regions with colder winters (e.g. Canada): After a snowing phase up to 5 days (up to 2 meters snow high....), suddenly we can have a phase with higher temperature and it starts to rain. That is the biggest problem, because the snow load will fucking increase. :mad:

Less difficult, if the yurt is permanently heated, but off grid and remote the risk of troubles is given.


My Yurt is off grid and I only go in there a 3-4 times a winter to check it over and get a fire going to clear off the snow. Our average snowfall per year here is 4.2 meters. My Pacific Yurt handles the load easily, though once COULD add a center column if they were really worried about it.

TSRalex 09-18-2019 08:36 AM

Re: Hello from Austria!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jafo (Post 9697)
My Yurt is off grid and I only go in there a 3-4 times a winter to check it over and get a fire going to clear off the snow. Our average snowfall per year here is 4.2 meters. My Pacific Yurt handles the load easily, though once COULD add a center column if they were really worried about it.

I am not worried if such checks are guaranteed, or - as said before - permanent use of the Yurt with heating is given.

How long do you need for melting a high load of snow from your (30ft ?) Yurt and what kind of stove is used by you?


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