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Old 04-28-2015, 12:11 PM   #11
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Great blog Ivy, txs! and I like the idea of the tube in the ground François - would love to try and will relay the tip.Having a yurt installed on wet sand or having a large bucket of wet sand can also provide amazing cooling effect.
A couple words about more traditional designs versus modern yurts: very different, each having great qualities. When it comes to heat, the beauty of the traiditional design is that the felt

insulation

and canvas covers will stop the sun's stroke. By lifting the yurt covers at the bottom (they're not anchored) and adjusting the opening of the toono /

dome

(and the light coming in) with the top flap (urgh) you can create a natural draft. It might not beat a solid A/C, but does definitely cool the yurt.
Humidity could be an issue though and I would therefore only recommend insulating the roof.
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:22 PM   #12
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hi FrancoisBresil

Ive just joined this forum and am in Brasil - I know your post is 5 years old but I was hoping you would still be active here and I could find out if you did come and set up some yurts or a yurt here in Brazil? I had a yurt in the UK and loved it so much and I want to get one here as Im trying to buy some land. Im trying to connect with anyone who has a yurt or knows of places that make yurts in brazil to get some advice and just see how you've done things and share ideas. hugs
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For general reference and overview of simple nomadic style Mongolian type yurts that are affordable and easy to build, copy and paste:

building a Mongolian yurt solaripedia

I'm a carpenter and made all three of those yurts. In hot and humid part of Brasil, I would make the cover from white poly tarp instead of canvas. Canvas yurt cover that is installed year around will rapidly degrade in a tropical climate. You might get two years out of it. I got five years out of mine in semi arid Colorado USA.

Good luck.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:25 AM   #14
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OK as for cooling the yurt when it is hot, I pulled up the lower edge of the cover at the foot of the wall, all around the perimeter of the yurt, and tucked it in the middle wall rope. With the yurt ring open, the gap at the bottom of the wall allows a very nice draft to flow into the yurt and out the ring. I found it VERY effective for cooling.
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