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Forum: Yurt Living 11-17-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,872
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Moisture in the Yurt from Condensation

I've got layers of insulation throughout my yurt. The outer layer is a 10 mil plastic sheeting. What I've noticed is that condensation collects on that outer layer.

This year, my solution was to...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-15-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,872
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Moisture in the Yurt from Condensation

Burning wood really helps with the moisture. I didn't have an issue with moisture and -30 degrees were the norm for us last year too.
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Insulation--alternate forms

"Reflectix" type insulation has proved to be very helpful for me. I think if you have enough material up there, you should be fine. The only concern is that it doesn't compact under a heavy load,...
Forum: Yurt Living 06-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By Kiwassa
Lightening concerns?

Has anyone had any concerns with lightening striking their yurt?

In my case the yurt is the tallest structure around. I had a friend who offered me a lightening rod setup, but I didn't think it...
Forum: Yurt Plans 04-15-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,542
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: attaching fabric to roof ring

I don't know if I'd recommend it to everyone, but I stapled it in six places, directly to the roof ring.

I had my reservations about doing that, but it's just a security blanket. The ring is...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-14-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Ceiling fans for climate control?

Jafo-- I'm currently using foam board insulation, however I haven't hung it between the rafters. Instead, I created a drop ceiling using wire and placed the 3 inch think foam board above that. It...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By Kiwassa
Ceiling fans for climate control?

I've been living in my yurt in the Adirondacks for 9 months now. We experience pretty extreme temperature swings here. On a hot day the yurt interior can sometimes reach temperatures greater...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,578
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Heating while no one is home?

It depends on how well-insulated you are. I heat with wood and leave for work 8-10 hours each day. If I shut the stove down before I leave for work the yurt is fairly reasonable when I get home (45...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,122
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Any successful New York State Code Divisions Approvals

Most towns that I'm familiar with in Vermont do have zoning in rural areas. Some have no zoning code though.
Forum: Building a Yurt 01-01-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,761
Posted By Kiwassa
Re: Stick-built yurts/round houses in Vermont?

We're in Central VT too and considering this type of frame (stick-built). Ideally we'd be building a 24' yurt. Have you gained any insight into how such a structure would hold up here?
Forum: Building a Yurt 01-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,587
Posted By Kiwassa
Question Saplings for Khana

Hi all, I'm new here but I've been floating and reading for some time now.

My partner and I are considering putting up a yurt here in Vermont. Last summer we visited a local manufacturer (Two...
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