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Forum: Buying A Yurt 01-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By klhandler
Re: Financing with HUD Financing for Manufactured Homes?

Cliff from Colorado Yurts said they carry an 8 year warranty. Whether that be the fabric exclusively, I am not sure. I emailed the HUD Albany Field Office and will post any reply for others...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 01-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By klhandler
Financing with HUD Financing for Manufactured Homes?

Has anyone ever tried to go down this road with financing? I have calculated that we could pay off our land, improvements and yurt in ten years and it would cost less per month than our rent. So we...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-11-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,864
Posted By klhandler
Re: Heating while no one is home?

We are in Rensselaer County, but hope to get up to Washington County. The rural atmosphere lends to more relaxed building codes. There are some yurts up in the town we are looking to buy land in,...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,864
Posted By klhandler
Re: Heating while no one is home?

Thanks Bob. I did not realize that is an option. Extra cash is one thing we are pretty low on. If propane heaters are safe to be left alone all day, I might consider that as the best option for...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,864
Posted By klhandler
Re: Heating while no one is home?

Excellent, thanks Jafo. I have only lived in conventional homes so I worry about propane heaters spontaneously combusting while we sleep. (I might be slightly paranoid) :D
Are they safe? I read...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,864
Posted By klhandler
Heating while no one is home?

Hello all,
I was wondering what the recommendation was for heating while no one is home. My husband and I are away from home an average of 50 hours per week. We live in upstate NY and need to make...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,716
Posted By klhandler
Re: Yurt over a basement?

Great advice all around!
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,290
Posted By klhandler
Re: Easy Awnings

I love the ingenuity. If you don't mind my asking, how much did the PVC piping, Velcro, etc cost you for the whole project? I'm just curious to see how much you saved! :D
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,290
Posted By klhandler
Re: Easy Awnings

Thanks for the post! I've heard that an awning is essential if you want your windows open; otherwise the rain rolls right in. I was looking at adding the pre-made awning kits that Colorado Yurts...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,716
Posted By klhandler
Re: Yurt over a basement?

Thanks Bob. My thought is to go the economical route- build the yurt on a wood deck and tie that sucker down. Then, in another area of the property, build a root cellar, ala this-
Robert's...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,716
Posted By klhandler
Yurt over a basement?

So I finally convinced my husband that a yurt is the way to go BUT he feels we need a basement because he does not trust the yurt on it's own. :(
So I am wondering if anyone has any experience with...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,781
Posted By klhandler
Re: Privacy in a yurt

Thanks Bob! I appreciate your thoughtful feedback. That's amazing that the Japanese lived like that. I love hearing about different cultures ways of living and feel we can learn a lot from them. ...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By klhandler
Re: Comprehensive Costs

Steve, do you have any resources regarding the rain catchment system? Can we drink that water, if we add a filter? If we used a 1,000 gallon tank, will it grow algae if it sits in there? What if...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By klhandler
Thumbs up Re: Comprehensive Costs

Great post! Thanks for putting it in perspective. I forgot about all of the cost savings. It seems like an investment.
Forum: Yurt Living 08-11-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,781
Posted By klhandler
Privacy in a yurt

Last question of the day- how would one maintain privacy in a yurt? For example, can other yurt inhabitants hear the "goings on" of the bathroom? Has any couple ever shared a yurt with children? ...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-11-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By klhandler
Comprehensive Costs

Hi again, I was hoping someone could help me with figuring out comprehensive costs. I understand the question seems akin to "how deep is a hole?" but I am actually looking for a check list. I know...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,299
Posted By klhandler
Best Yurts for Insulation

Hello all, I was very interested in yurts but became deterred by the logistics of getting the yurt approved. I am still in the process, but was hoping for some feedback regarding insulation. It...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By klhandler
Smile Re: Will a Pacific or Colorado pass NY State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Cod

Thank you for the wealth of information. This is exactly what I've been looking for. I will be sure to give you a call when we decide to put up the yurt!
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By klhandler
Re: Will a Pacific or Colorado pass NY State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Cod

Thanks for the prompt reply Jerry!

The sewer and septic seem to be less of the issue; I know I need to have that professionally installed. So, based on your experience, will the county allow me...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By klhandler
Unhappy Will a Pacific or Colorado pass NY State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes?

So after being turned down by multiple municipal code enforcement officers, I found a town which has no zoning regulations. The representative explained the code enforcement officers sign off on...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,349
Posted By klhandler
Re: Any successful New York State Code Divisions Approvals

Thanks Jafo! I'll have to check that out. I have been looking at houses out of desperation that no one will approve our yurt. This gives me hope. Because we really DON'T want a large house and...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,349
Posted By klhandler
Re: Any successful New York State Code Divisions Approvals

That's encouraging to hear. The code enforcement agent suggested I go to any prospective yurt company and ask for these engineering specs, regarding insulation and wind/snow load. I understand his...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,349
Posted By klhandler
Re: Any successful New York State Code Divisions Approvals

That's an excellent idea- building in Vermont. I will need to consider that of NY proves to be too resistent. Although the success in Ulster County is something of a buoy. The code officer in our...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,349
Posted By klhandler
Re: Any successful New York State Code Divisions Approvals

Thanks for the input. It is so frustrating meeting all these challenges. I thought the yurt was the perfect solution to the affordable housing crisis, while being ecologically sound as well. Now...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,349
Posted By klhandler
Re: Any successful New York State Code Divisions Approvals

Full time, all year round. The propsective sites all have no wells, perc tests, septic, etc. so we would need to provide all of that as well. Too big a job??
We would have this as our only and...
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