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Forum: Building a Yurt 02-19-2018, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: Permitting a yurt

I hate to defer, but the rules change wildly from town to town. I would just go speak with your local zoning officer. Most of these guys are retired contractors and can tell you pretty quickly what...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-12-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
Re: Permitting a yurt

I have to say it is most likely going to be considered a tent. I doubt you will get far haggling the definition of the structure. Chances are, your best best is in the deed. I find it hard to...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-30-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: Permitting a yurt

It will depend on your local people more than anything else.
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
Thanks Melissa, I have updated the first post in...

Thanks Melissa, I have updated the first post in this thread. I think it is coming along nicely! :)
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-10-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Jafo
I have made the first post of this thread that...

I have made the first post of this thread that Melissa started a checklist of what you should need when starting the permitting process. Please feel free to suggest other items for the list.
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-17-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
Do you have any specific counties in mind?

Do you have any specific counties in mind?
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-11-2012, 02:41 PM
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Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
You might want to ask Pacific Yurts as their HQ...

You might want to ask Pacific Yurts as their HQ is actually in Oregon. The state parks there utilize their yurts for year round camping so I am betting the state in general is somewhat friendly to...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
I understand. :) My thought is, we are building...

I understand. :) My thought is, we are building a permit check list and this thread is about permitting so my train of thought is on that process. I agree that if you are planning on using this as...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-25-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
That was a great GREAT post Melissa. The ideas...

That was a great GREAT post Melissa. The ideas in this thread will go towards a final checklist I am working on. I am thinking that the top of the list should be: If the manufacturer will not give...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-25-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
After some thought, I don't think I will be able...

After some thought, I don't think I will be able to get any kind of hard data in the area of engineering. The simple fact is, I would be asking too much for manufacturers to give me this data that...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-24-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
I just sent in a request to Pacific Yurts, asking...

I just sent in a request to Pacific Yurts, asking them for an engineering summary, let's see if we get any response. :)
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
Good idea... If we get enough info here, I will...

Good idea... If we get enough info here, I will stick it to the top of this forum listing.

I would love to be able to get a list of engineered specs for each manufacturer, in PDF form for example,...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-23-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 88,720
Posted By Jafo
Checklist for permitting your yurt: If...

Checklist for permitting your yurt:


If your yurt manufacturer has any stamped engineering designs, have copies of them handy.
Information on snow load, fire rating of materials, and R value...
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