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Forum: Yurt Living 01-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Rain catchment systems?

Hi there yurt dweller friends! We are looking to add a DIY rain catchment system to our yurt, has anyone here added their own? Any suggestions, ideas? Thank you!
Forum: Yurt Living 01-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 33,652
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?

Just saw you posted the link, thanks Jafo!
Forum: Yurt Living 01-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 33,652
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?

Hi Paige! Yay!love to hear about other families making this move! I will admit, when the platform was finished and I stood on it with my three children running and chasing each other around me.......
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-29-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: A little video clip of our process :)

Lol, Maybe I'll try for my real computer, it just shows "video processing" anytime I attempt to preview post from my iPad.
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-28-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ouryurtlife
A little video clip of our process :)

Our yurt building process in a short video clip :)

I'm doing this from my iPad so hopefully this will work :)
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-28-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,787
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Surely Yurts Article Finished!

This article makes me kind of regret going with building a conventional little building for our bathhouse instead of another smaller yurt! What a beautiful labor of love to create each one from hand...
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-07-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,891
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: insulating the roof

I completely agree stephanwik - I couldn't believe the difference after insulating underneath. In-floor heating would be loooovely. :)
Forum: Yurt Living 12-07-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 33,652
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?

We live in our 30 ft yurt with our three children, 8, 6, and 4 (and our two frenchies!) it seems to be the perfect size for us :). I believe building our bathhouse separate was our best decision, it...
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-07-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,891
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: insulating the roof

We just have the reflective insulation ordered through pacific yurts in both the ceiling and walls, but what we noticed made a huge difference in keeping our yurt warm was adding our insulation under...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-19-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Jafo, looks like the "hoop" I will have to jump through to pass this through the building department is even higher than I thought it was. They say that yurts do not pass the energy code, and do not...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-19-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Oh and Jafo, pacific yurts has been amazing. We only live 40 minutes from them so we drove up to see their yurts and purchased that same day :) I will post pictures as we go, I am sure :)
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-19-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Johnnydemo, in oregon if your immediate family has more than 40 acres, you can apply for the permit and it acts sort of as a "hardship" and allows you to just place another residence on their land....
Forum: Buying A Yurt 06-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for the help Jafo and amber! So, since I wrote this, I had a heck of a time with the banks... Here in my small town they were not so open to the idea of lending on a...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,394
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Lenders that finance for bare land?

Does anyone have any experience with lenders that will finance for bare land? We are located in oregon, and after meeting with the our lender today, they told us that they do not finance for bare...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 02-28-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Re: Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant reside

Thank you Jafo!

I think that is exactly what I am going to do :) yurts are extremely popular in Oregon (Especially in our state parks), but only the canvas kind, and I know banks would turn...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 02-28-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ouryurtlife
Looking for someone that has experience in financing a yurt as a permenant residence.

First of all, I am so excited to have come across this forum! I have already read through several threads with lots of good information.

We are located in Oregon, and have decided we want...
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