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Forum: Yurt Living 06-23-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,861
Posted By Jake
Re: Beginner considering Yurt living

For insight on living in a yurt in Mongolia there is a very interesting book on Amazon titled Hearing Birds Fly by Louisa Waugh, she is an English teacher who lived several years in Mongolia, with...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-23-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,645
Posted By Jake
Re: 12 foot--cozy or too small?

I forgot to mention, its to be occupied by myself, a small dog and 3 cats.
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-23-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,645
Posted By Jake
Re: 12 foot--cozy or too small?

A 12' Yurt is near family size in Mongolia, but different life style, for living in I would suggest a 20 or 24'. Even then an outside shed or an adjoining yurt will be a big help.

My Caravan has...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-03-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,768
Posted By Jake
Re: Bit by the yurt bug

I have laminated a number of bow staves with hide glue that have been soaked often, but they have very good sealers on them. A 2 part epoxy is great, lots of good choices. I hadn't thought of using...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-02-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,768
Posted By Jake
Re: Bit by the yurt bug

I use a heat gun to bend wood for recurve bows, I bend wood up to 3/4" thick ash, mostly though 1/4 to 1/2" wood. A big tire wheel should work well I would think. I loosely clamp the wood on the...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-09-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,859
Posted By Jake
Re: Needing building advice

Happy Hunting, its a great, fun trip. :)
Forum: Simplicity 02-08-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,524
Posted By Jake
Re: Welcome to Simplicity!

Solar LEDs are perfect for yurts! There are so many applications for solar in a yurt !
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-08-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,240
Posted By Jake
Re: Yurt Options Specifically in Mongolia

Peggy did you ever find what you were looking for? I have seen a number of shops in Mongolia, by photos, all fascinating. Groovy Yurts here has theirs made there and their web site has a number of...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-08-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,535
Posted By Jake
Smile Re: New Woodstove For The Yurt

That's just the kind of thing I am meaning, if you have a slab its the way to go. Why I have gravitated to the hybrid wood yurt, on a slab, insulated walls and roof, with masonry stove. Dome/tono...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-07-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,535
Posted By Jake
Re: New Woodstove For The Yurt

Heres some food for thought, should work really well in a yurt, on Amazon.com

Robot Check...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-07-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,535
Posted By Jake
Re: New Woodstove For The Yurt

I think that you'd be way ahead to do that. I have thought often of doing it by building up a good stone or brick 'wall' around a large iron stove, just to make more thermal mass . Somewhere the law...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-06-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,535
Posted By Jake
Re: New Woodstove For The Yurt

Re to masonry stoves, my wife and son were born in Siberia, older freestanding homes almost universally had large centrally located Masonry stoves, most with sleeping platforms built on. These were...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-06-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,859
Posted By Jake
Thumbs up Re: Needing building advice

Hi Roo

There are two books that I feel are the best of the lot, but there are others well worth having, the two are Paul King's book, and Living in the Round. These along with Simply Differently...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-06-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 48,531
Posted By Jake
Re: Tips for building a yurt

Stillson Fasteners makes these fasteners, if these arnt theirs, they would work perfectly to fasten rafters to the toono.
Forum: Everything Else 02-05-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,868
Posted By Jake
Amazons Yurt Books

I was on Amazon looking for other subjects, and then routinely looked at their selections for Yurts, I bought a number of mine from them, and they do have 4-5 new titles there, if you are still...
Forum: Yurt Industry 02-04-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,748
Posted By Jake
Re: Snow Loads

I would absolutely have the center supports. Look over the Mongolian ones, those center supports save their yurts, and lives.

On the Differently Yurts site is a snow load calculator. There is...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-04-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,859
Posted By Jake
Re: Needing building advice

Hi Roo

Which book do you have? Besides books there is a website named Differently Yurts, he has a calculator on it that is a joy, it covers all in building one, and making up materials list. Just...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-03-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,859
Posted By Jake
Re: Needing building advice

You are in the best place for Yurt advice Roo. You can do a search at Amazon for Yurt books. Living in the Round is excellent.

I am looking for a wooded site here in MI , and when its done I am...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-02-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,263
Posted By Jake
Re: How's Your Yurt Handling The Cold?

That's a great endorsement of Groovy Yurts. I have been up in Northern Ontario in Jan running sled dogs, back when the world and I were younger. Your Stanley is a treasure sitting there. Hard to find...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 01-27-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jake
Re: Yurt Companys in Israel

I did what I should have done before the post, googled it.

Here is one post with a list of companys there.

https://maayansark.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/yurts-in-israel/


I am going to...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 01-27-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jake
Yurt Companys in Israel

Some time ago I read of two companies in Israel with Yurts, one is a rental place and the other was building yurts.

I have a friend there who is looking for one.

Does anyone here have a...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-23-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,846
Posted By Jake
Re: family of 4

That's my thought, any number of variations depending on use. I'd still use the tono and bagrams.
Forum: Yurt Living 01-23-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,846
Posted By Jake
Re: family of 4

Where do you live? For full time non nomadic living I would seriously consider a 'stone yurt', or wood paneled one. I mentioned on another thread of a book by Rob Roy titled Stoneview, its on...
Forum: Building a Yurt 01-21-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 48,531
Posted By Jake
Re: Tips for building a yurt

The best way that I have seen for putting the ring/Tono up is to lay it upside down, then put the Bagramn posts into the bottom in pre-bored holes, either the two or four poles depending on how large...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 01-20-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By Jake
Re: Groovy Yurts $150 Per Wall Sale

I was impressed by the video of erecting their yurt, it has to be well made to go up that fast.

I am also impressed on how he got into the yurt business taking food to Mongolia. That's a...
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