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Forum: Building a Yurt 01-02-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,052
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Wood vs Fabric Yurt (pros and cons)

I have lived in a cloth yurt for 9 years in a winter climate.
I can now say I had wished I spent the money for a wooden yurt (definitions aside). The main issue is with condensation, then heating...
Forum: Building a Yurt 10-24-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,045
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Wrapping fabric yurt with wood?

I met with a woman who changed the fabric to a wooden exterior.
It was inspirational and I intend to do the same in part for better air quality.
The yurt size is 30'.
I will see if I can contact...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,224
Posted By Corinarose
Re: 30' yurt + insulation layering

I live in a 30' yurt in Vermont. So winters are cold. The reflectix insulation is not useful or helpful in any capacity IMHO. I have it but it was not worth it, so you have done well by not...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 08-07-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,968
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Mini splits?

I would suggest you check out smilingwoodsyurts.com they have wooden yurt kits that are pretty reasonable.
I live in a yurt from a company in NH and live in Vermont.
The first two years I used the...
Forum: Yurt Living 05-29-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,019
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Yurts in Vermont and NH

Your town doesn't need to know that it's a home made yurt. Just apply for a building permit. They are more concerned with distance from boundaries of your property/road/neighbors.
If you are going...
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,735
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Roof sheathing?

Brandon,

I insulated my ceiling with roxul insulation and then put plastic over it ~ on the inside. The plan was to put up a parachute to cover the plastic but winter got on and then what I...
Forum: Yurt Living 09-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,189
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Size of the yurt you first lived in ?

I live in a 30' yurt full time and have for 4 years~ going into my 5th. I live in Vermont~ so cold winters.
After 3 years I insulated the yurt because I was burning so much wood, and I wanted to...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,075
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Yurt flooring

Central Vermont folks~

I too live in central VT and have been living in my yurt for 4 years.
I know of some gals that spray foamed under their floor and it helped greatly. I used 2" of foam board...
Forum: Yurt Living 03-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,392
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Yurt Living in Massachusetts?

Justin,
I live in vt and bought my yurt from white mountain yurts. They are great people to work with.
As for composting toilets check out the humanure handbook ( assuming you have land and can...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-29-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,867
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Almost done!

Just a quick note about air infiltration- you want it.
I insulated my yurt very tight, 6" of Roxul insulation, every nook and cranny sealed tight and found myself with significant fatigue and other...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 03-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,854
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Nomad Shelter Yurts

A couple of years since my question about insulation and two years living with 6" of insulation in the walls and ceiling. The ceiling was a bear to do.
The walls are exterior, interior company...
Forum: Yurt Living 07-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,552
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Moisture in the Yurt from Condensation

Severe the tether,

Installing windows is rather simple once you get over cutting the fabric and the lattice.
email me and I will talk with you further. I have 6 "real" windows in my yurt.
...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-13-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,694
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Yurt Outhouse

I have some friends who built an outhouse above ground
The base was approximately 4' high by 8' wide. It was a 2x4 construction for the base that had chicken wire around it so air could flow...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,694
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Yurt Outhouse

Vermont2014,

I too am in vermont and use the humanure system. Love it.
Where are you? I am in Barretown.

Corina
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,619
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Building Vs. Buying

Big Sur,
I'd say build. Check out smilingwoodsyurts.com
If you can build you will have something that will last you a lifetime vs 15 years
I also know one woman who got rid of her canvas walls and...
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,700
Posted By Corinarose
Re: insulating the roof

TKOAK, do you have photos of what you described as your roof quilt.
i couldnt quite follow your written description.
I do so appreciate everyone sharing what they are creating to stay warm but...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-29-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,568
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

Homesweetyurts
How about a parachute? They sell them used online
Forum: Building a Yurt 10-29-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,700
Posted By Corinarose
Re: insulating the roof

Reinvent or,
I, too am in Vermont
When you say you used R13 is that fiberglass?
I plan on using Roxul with a parachute (used) to cover the insulation
Glad to hear that it helped, did you cover...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-29-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,568
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

Homesweetyurt
What type of rigid foam did you use and how is it staying in place?
Yes sealing all gaps makes sense.
Somehow a fan seems like it might help
I am getting ready to take this on and...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,568
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

So if ventilation is a problem with the architectural fabrics most if not all of us are using,
Then how does one ventilate the roof and walls while insulating (cellulose, denim, Roxul)
To gain a...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-29-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,568
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

These are good questions as I am getting ready to do the same
~insulate walls and roof
I notice condensation on the dome when there is air coming in meeting the cold. so I put extra rubber gaskets...
Forum: Yurt Plans 08-27-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 52,836
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Platform ideas?

I used the pacific yurts design and the piers sit on the ground--not below frost.
I have had the yurt 3 years now and no heaving.
I think if I did it over again I would put in piers/sonotubes below...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-27-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,922
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Gutters on the Yurt Skirt

You can use the gutter system 3 seasons, take it down in winter.
Depending on what you are using the water for I would prefer it higher up than around the skirting.
Corina
Forum: Yurt Repair 07-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,900
Posted By Corinarose
Re: 30 ft. yurt snow damaged

I also dont see 2x4 attached to the rafters-- no snow load package there
Like Melissa said-- looks like corkscrew issue there
I will take my metal brackets bolted to the 2x4's and the and the...
Forum: Yurt Living 07-25-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,019
Posted By Corinarose
Re: Yurts in Vermont and NH

Vermont is yurt friendly but as I understand it so is NH.
Contact White Mountain Yurts for info
Also Depends on the town many times and the permitting. My town is different than the next town. ...
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