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Forum: Building a Yurt 06-07-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,308
Posted By Benene Lane
yurt skylight

Anyone know where to purchase a skylight for the top of a 16 ft yurt? The yurt companies Ive contacted are extremely expensive.
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-24-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,629
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: seaming canvas

Thanks so much for the great ideas!
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-24-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,629
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: seaming canvas

I checked these out and only found blue ones, which would really heat up the yurt. Did you find any light colored ones?
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,629
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: seaming canvas

Thanks Bob,
The canvas comes in standard widths so I have to seam it one way or the other, but your way might be less, now I wish I was better at math, lol. BL
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-19-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,629
Posted By Benene Lane
seaming canvas

I'm trying to decide between seaming the canvas lengthwise, draping over the roof and cutting out a pie shaped wedge, or just cutting many pie shaped wedges,and seaming. I've heard that its better...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-12-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,099
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: Will a yurt stand this climate?

Just make sure you build it in the robust style of Colorado Yurt Alpine package, and you should be fine!
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,409
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: Easiest method for water proofing seams on roof

What about seam sealant they sell for tents?
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: Any good books on building a yurt?

If you push each lathe to a right angle, then go around to the door on each side, along circle drawn out on the ground to the size you want your yurt. Also helps to watch lots of utube vids.
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-09-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: Any good books on building a yurt?

When I made a the last lathe wall they just bent because the lathe is thin. No steam needed, maybe its the moist Iowa weather tho,lol
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-09-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,675
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: Any good books on building a yurt?

I have built one using plans "Building a mongolian yurt by Sir Orgami Akira" But recently have been inspired by utube videos ,search "Yurta" I will be building another.
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-09-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,659
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: SIPS vs plywood

Waaaay less expensive to build your own.Use rigid foam board insulation underneath.If you plan on ever moving it ,make it in 2 pieces so you can later pick it up.Lots of u tube videos to help!
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-09-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,910
Posted By Benene Lane
Re: Yurt in U.P. Michigan

Most states allow you to live in a small structure while you "build a house" and the house building project can be stretched out over a long period of time. Check on forums with the tiny house group,...
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