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Old 03-12-2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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I know I just posted a few questions. However after looking at the "Yurts For Sale" section. I noticed one in Montana that had the outer fabric shell and what appeared to be near solid walls on the inside. I want to experience the wood feeling of the yurt, but now I am wondering if this solid wall construction is a real option. I plan on installing the "snow and wind package" so I will have the interior studs to work with. Is this a good idea? What about those super hot days? I know I have too many questions, but I have found no other viable source of information. Let me know what you all think of this option? I look forward to hearing back from you.

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Old 03-12-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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If you have windows and a

dome

that you can open, then I see no reason why heat would be an issue. If anything, it would help keep you cool in the summer.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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Adding a solid surface to the interior walls of the yurt should not create any problems with

heating

or cooling. The only "disadvantages" would be that the yurt will be more difficult to dismantle if you choose to and the beautiful wood lattice wall and rafter supports would be covered up. You can see some nice interior photos of yurts with the interior walls covered at Seaside Vacation Rental - VRBO 371775 - 1 BR Northern Coast Cabin in OR, Pond,Creek,Bonfire,Dogs,Camping - No Roughing it Here and at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/900456.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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I am thinking of the solid wall construction due to

heating

and cooling issues, that and the overall appearance of the interior as well. I can do all the wood work myself, been doing it for years but not as a professional by any means. This seems pretty straight forward to me though. I am still thinking about heating and

moisture

issues though. Since I will be 100% off grid for everything, this does raise issues.
The wood burning stoves I have seen are not cheap by any means at all! However you get what you pay for so that type of investment may be worth it. Keeping the

moisture

out from between the interior solid walls and the fabric is another concern. Yes, venting is an very good idea and with the proper stove should not be a problem staying warm. As I stated before: all information is welcome. Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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The moisture issues I hear of here are mostly from the roof, not the walls.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #6
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From the roof I understand all that, but water travels and it will possibly travel down the interior walls, going all the way to the bottom and soaking all in it's path. So yes I have some concerns and thoughts about doing such a small construction project. Keeping warm is the biggest issue I have for the construction process, not cooling. I will have to look into this a bit more. Thanks for the help and advice.
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