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Old 08-27-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Jero Yurts:

Off-grid Jero yurt assembles in a few hours, can be towed by bike

This are pretty lightweight, but I am not sure about the aesthetics.

Here is another article with more pics:

Flat pack 129 sq. ft. yurt is digitally fabricated for modern nomads : TreeHugger

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #2
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Hard to imagine plywood panels being lighter weight than lattice. Maybe due to not having the extra canvas to cover the walls?

Definitely not as attractive as a lattice and canvas yurt.

From my POV this seems like an unnecessary redesign of an already good design. The only reason I see for swapping lattice for plywood is wanting more privacy and security of solid walls. I kind of doubt there is a great weight savings there.

The one thing I do see as interesting is the telescoping roof struts. The way they break down and fit together seems like a good innovation, but the walls seem just unnecessary.

They compare this to traditional Ger, but modern yurts have been around for ages with light weight lattice and aircraft cable and canvas instead of felt walls. so the idea this is suddenly changing yurts is a bit incorrect.

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I think they use really thin plywood, which probably weighs less than the lattice AND fabrics.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #4
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I think they use really thin plywood, which probably weighs less than the lattice AND fabrics.
Might weigh a little less, but I doubt the weight savings is really that much in comparison to modern lattice yurts. A traditional ger with felt, sure but a modern lattice and canvas, not too likely to be saving much weight there.

And the way the plywood is stitched together doesn't look like it has the stability that a lattice wall would either.

I also noted it takes 3 people to set this up. Sort of sounds like a bit of a pain in the set up dept.
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