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Forum: Yurt Living 11-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,325
Posted By bss
Re: Insulation

It comes though the path of least resistance. if the dome is open, the room fills comes from there. If not, the stove has to work harder (less efficient) to pull the air from all of the little drafty...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,726
Posted By bss
Re: 20'-10'-20' Connected Family Yurt

I am not an engineer so I would only consider trying it with a small (under 12' or so where the canvas/rafter weight is low, even when snow loaded. With a larger diameter tension cable and more or...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-23-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,040
Posted By bss
Re: Straw Bale Yurt

It would not be necessary for the bale walls to support the tension of the roof, only the vertical load. A commercially produced yurt roof structure is very light compared to what we normally think...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-23-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,325
Posted By bss
Re: Insulation

In addition to heating the yurt, a properly installed woodstove also exchanges fresh air in the living space. It does this in the form of intake draw. As a rough rule of thumb, a woodstove will draw...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-22-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,325
Posted By bss
Re: Insulation

Open the dome at night at least 1/3 of the way and build a bigger fire when it's cold out. Pacific yurts are made of plastic, so your living space has no air exchange whatsoever when the doors and...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-22-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,325
Posted By bss
Re: Insulation

Is the denim insulation on the walls ever wet on the backside anywhere? Have you ever checked, especially after a good rain?

And what kind of yurt do you live in? Or more specifically what are...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,325
Posted By bss
Re: Insulation

You need to get some air moving between the ceiling and the backside of the rigid panels. If you "lower" them somehow so there isn't any direct contact, this will improve greatly. If there is no...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-22-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,726
Posted By bss
Re: 20'-10'-20' Connected Family Yurt

Or the "center" of the roof off-axis from the yurt center? It would be tricky to sew the roof fabric and the rafters would all have to be numbered but could be really cool all said and done.
Forum: Yurt Living 11-22-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,726
Posted By bss
Re: 20'-10'-20' Connected Family Yurt

Do you ever think you could build the roof window/panels from tempered glass on some type of piano hinge along one side so they could open and close?
Forum: Yurt Living 11-22-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,726
Posted By bss
Re: 20'-10'-20' Connected Family Yurt

Great angles in there steve and thanks for sharing. Similar to what I envision, but a short (like 6x6) enclosed breezeway instead of the hub yurt.

I really like the gabled roof too and looks like...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-20-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,040
Posted By bss
Re: Straw Bale Yurt

Lloyd Kahn's books get into this type of building style (straw bale/adobe/ rammed earth/ etc with various post supported roofs, gabled, tension roofs and all of that)

Specifically, the book called...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-20-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,726
Posted By bss
Re: 20'-10'-20' Connected Family Yurt

Looking good steve! I would be interested in hearing more about the interconnect, roofing, etc. - all of it, really. Please post a few photos of it if you have them. I would be very interested to see...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-08-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,213
Posted By bss
Re: 10' Yurt Questions

Solid advice.
Forum: Yurt Living 11-07-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,640
Posted By bss
Re: A bathroom hangup

we have a humanure setup and it works well for our needs. I use pine sawdust, only because I do not have consistent access to hardwood shavings. With a household of more than two folks, I would...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,213
Posted By bss
Re: 10' Yurt Questions

even cheaper yet to rip down 2x10 or 2x12's for the khana.
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-30-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,870
Posted By bss
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Just curious - are you in linn county?

You don't have to give specifics if you don't feel comfortable, I respect that. I am just curious which particular municipality you are having trouble with?...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-30-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,487
Posted By bss
Re: Buying my first yurt - suggestions welcome

And please please thinkmvery carefully about at least having two doors with any combustion source (woodstove, cook stove, pilot lights, candles, etc.) inside whatsoever.


In a yurt, if there is...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-30-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,487
Posted By bss
Re: Buying my first yurt - suggestions welcome

Also as jafo suggested, work with someone close to you to save on transport costs (which can quickly kill a budget) and other local specifics such as climate and balancing these with the proper yurt...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-30-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,487
Posted By bss
Re: Buying my first yurt - suggestions welcome

Lots of good manufacturers to choose from with solid construction and competitive pricing. If buying used, give very close attention to the condition and of the outer wall and roof fabric as these...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-30-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,230
Posted By bss
Re: Starting My Yurt Life on Orcas Island, WA

Awesome.

I am so happy for you guys! And in the san juans? What an absolutely choice location too. Thanks for involving your daughter in the project. Unfortunately too few parents putting tools in...
Forum: Yurt Living 05-26-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,344
Posted By bss
Re: A Yurt War in Rural France

Sounds quite intents.
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-20-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,169
Posted By bss
Re: Question about cover material.

Be sure to take extremely careful measurements of everything first (roof pitch, dome opening diameter, fastening system, etc.) before trying to interchange/adapt home built stuff with commercially...
Forum: Yurt Living 04-28-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By bss
Re: How was your transition?

Our transition was gradual, over the course of a little less than a year. Because we were moving far away (500 miles), we had to get everything dialed in, built/fixed, belongings moved, etc over the...
Forum: Yurt Repair 04-22-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,528
Posted By bss
Re: Platform Preservation

You can use full bottles of water, quart or otherwise and tie those to the grommet holes and just let them hang. As long as you can scrpe together enough plastic bottles, it's free and easier on your...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-05-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,088
Posted By bss
Re: Door Frame Construction Question.

No pics right now, but I'll try and describe this as clearly as I can manage.

Assuming you're talking about building a door/frame like a traditional house has (though usually a little shorter...
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