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Forum: Yurt Living 12-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,290
Posted By amberoons
Re: How's Your Yurt Handling The Cold?

Well... the deck definitely helps the snow bank up. In the kind of cold we have here and with the wind and persistent heat loss... the banked up snow to the roof is a welcomed change after a cold...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-21-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
Posted By amberoons
Re: Roof "pumps" in the wind. Is that normal? Wood Stove?

Yay you survived the wind!!! We live in a very windy part of the country with lots and lots of high wind storms... our average wind is high wind haha. We don't ever have problems with the flapping...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-21-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,446
Posted By amberoons
Re: Yurt Insurance - Canada?

Hey Jeff!

I'm Canadian!!! I am from BC, but we live henceforth in PEI where we own two yurts that are both insured and mortgaged!

You need a great insurance broker who wants to do work for you...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-21-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,290
Posted By amberoons
Re: How's Your Yurt Handling The Cold?

Well... its going okay. This is our 3rd (and a half) winter in our yurts.

I think the only thing that really bothers me about living in a yurt year round is the exorbitant heat loss. We heat...
Forum: Yurt Living 09-09-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,079
Posted By amberoons
Re: What is going on in your yurtiverse?

well our Yurtiverse experienced the worst rainfall I've ever known early this morning. I love fall (I really do)... but the rain that comes with it takes on a whole new meaning when you live in a...
Forum: Everything Else 09-09-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By amberoons
Re: Yurts as a vacation rental

We had a vacation rental out of our yurts this summer (we are back living in them full time now). We will do it again down the road in a few years. They are unique enough that people would stay in...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-26-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,079
Posted By amberoons
Re: What is going on in your yurtiverse?

yeah I really did. i missed the country. no country left where I'm from... well... nothing we could ever afford without dabbling in some illegal high profit activity haha. I guess theres good and...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-26-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,079
Posted By amberoons
Re: What is going on in your yurtiverse?

well...

i know im a bit late in this thread but since there have been posts in this month... I'm goin for it (haha).

so we moved away from our beautiful yurts and 55 acres in February to an old...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-26-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,317
Posted By amberoons
Re: Some more visitors at the yurt

the best kind of visitors!

we still have the human variety darkening our driveway haha.
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-24-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,364
Posted By amberoons
Re: Wind and the Yurt

Hey Dan,

I have two Pacific Yurts and we live/lived in a high wind/storm/tropical storm/hurricane/high wind/seasonal storm/every-single-day-wind place... haha. not kidding.

I decked our Yurts...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-05-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,460
Posted By amberoons
Re: Newbie questions, need some help

yeah id like to get some too... i did promise i would... and then wouldn't you know everything that could possibly come up and keep me from getting out there since has gotten in my way... same goes...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-05-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,460
Posted By amberoons
Re: Newbie questions, need some help

Hey djspn,

I didn't choose to build the loft with it attached to the rafters, but under the circumstances it seems to be okay. Where it is attached to rafters it is not load bearing by any means...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-05-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,460
Posted By amberoons
Re: Newbie questions, need some help

Hey bss that totally does make sense and you are right...

I forgot to mention that the windows are built up high so they tuck under the top cover overhang so that effectively deflects the water...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-03-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,460
Posted By amberoons
Re: Newbie questions, need some help

I think from traditional building standards its difficult to imagine that less is more and the key to Yurts is to recognize that part of what makes yurts strong... is their ability to be light, bend...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-22-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,835
Posted By amberoons
Re: 30' Yurt with loft, does anyone have one??

so just for fun i just googled 'yurt loft' and a few of the most excellent ones i drew inspriation from pop up first... and then i searched 'yurt loft' on pinterest and mine came up (along with many...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-22-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,835
Posted By amberoons
Re: 30' Yurt with loft, does anyone have one??

Thank you! I do love my yurt. I will post photos of my yurt here for sure next week when I get back from it this weekend. I have some setting up to do there for the vacation rental. I have other...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 03-22-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,159
Posted By amberoons
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Hey... I'm excited for your family and this new step! What a great opportunity.

We have a mortgage on our yurt! it was brutal... grueling 2 years and shaved a good 10 years off my lifespan... but...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-22-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,835
Posted By amberoons
Re: 30' Yurt with loft, does anyone have one??

awesome thanks for sharing my yurt Jafo:-) we do have one and its got a huge loft... I can go take more pictures this weekend when I am up there of how we chose to attach it to the yurt. We had to...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-21-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,115
Posted By amberoons
Re: I have a question for everyone.

interesting reading all the different stories... it was a good question to ask!

I built mine after moving to PEI when my mother decided this is where she wanted to settle for a while. Ultimately...
Forum: Yurt Living 03-20-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,754
Posted By amberoons
Re: Real estate for sale with a yurt already on it?

Thanks so much for the link and the welcome!
Forum: Yurt Living 03-20-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,754
Posted By amberoons
Re: Real estate for sale with a yurt already on it?

We have a yurt for sale in Prince Edward Island (its in Canada but most of the land/cottages here are owned by Americans as its the 'place to be' apparently and it has an actual real live mortgage on...
Forum: Yurt Living 03-20-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,139
Posted By amberoons
Re: Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?

We have been living full time mainly in a 30 foot Pacific Yurt (we have an additional 14 foot one as well thats attached). We built them a couple of winters ago. The Yurts themselves are excellent...
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