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Old 11-28-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Real Walls in a Pacific Yurt?

I have seen a few examples in my yurt research of seemingly "real" walls in a pacific yurt.
Like this: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/900456

Any insight on how this is done? I have been toying with the idea of replacing my Pacific yurt with a Smiling Wood yurt or some other wood yurt structure, mainly because of noise, heat loss, and the lack of real walls.
If I could get walls in there I would be thrilled.

I do live in Oregon so mold might be a problem if you cove the walls?

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Old 11-29-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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If you want completely solid then companies like Smiling Wood are the way to go.

However you can also do semi solid wall interior fairly easy. From what I know the basic gist of what many folks call "solid wall" yurts. it is normal exterior with a layer of


and then a tongue and groove wood interior wall. It would not be too hard to buy the tongue and groove wood and install it to the interior of your yurt. And it would be cheaper than buying a whole new yurt.

The big one if you went this route is you would need to add real windows too. Pacific yurt does offer real window options that you can buy and retrofit.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:16 AM   #3
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Might I suggest you design it in a way that the walls can breath. Maybe Bob has more to add, but I was thinking a space at the bottom of the wall where air can get in, along with space at the top where it can get out. I would think this would address any condensation issues. You have to remember that the outside wall is a fabric and that when heat comes in contact with it, condensation is going to happen. It needs a place to go or mold will ensue.

Good luck!
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:22 PM   #4
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Has anyone else done this ? I am interested to know how it affected mold and condensation issues.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:59 PM   #5
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If you're interested in a DIY wood yurt instead of a kit, we just self-published a book about ours. It's on Amazon under the name Marvin Denmark. We're also in Oregon!
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:23 PM   #6
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We installed


and drywall in our Pacific yurt's walls. We used 3/8" because it bends easier. My yurt blog on my profile should have pix. Down the road I plan to replace the exterior fabric with hardy board for wildfire protection. We have had a little bit of condensation problem especially in very cold weather, but we are careful to ventilate and manage humidity so it has not caused any problems (mold, etc). In the ceiling we used R34 insulation panels and covered it up with the white yurt fabric from Pacific Yurt's insulation kit for a tidy finished look. Eventually I will replace the roof fabric with metal roofing which will include eves and ventilation like a house.
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