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Old 02-27-2015, 05:13 AM   #1
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Hello, i'm planning to build Yurts for a buisnees in Brazil.
It's very hot here and sunny so i'm afraid that it will be to hot inside the Yurt.
Do the Yurt are made for a hot country?
Is there any tips to cool the Yurt?

Thanks a lot


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Old 02-27-2015, 08:02 AM   #2
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The heat and humidity will probably be an issue unless you use air conditioning.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hello Jafo, thanks for your answer.
I was thinking also In AC, but afraid about the consomation of this device.
Do you know any website where i can found tips of Yurt in hot country?
Thanks for your time.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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I will let others chime in here.. This is the only place I know of where people with first hand experience are going to be.
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Francois Bresil, I get pleasant cooling breeze in my yurt here in semi arid Colorado USA by opening the roof vent and raising the wall cover up a foot. I don't know the weather there, so can't speak to the efectiveness of the above tip. Good luck with your enterprise.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:02 AM   #6
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Hello Bob, how are you? Thanks for your answer.
So, for more infos.
I have the project to buid yurts in Brazil, but friends told me in summer it can be very hot inside the yurt. I'm in Brazil, around 30C all year and with 70 to 80% of humidity.
My issue is for the temperatures inside the Yurt.
It might be very hot, the sun is stroung.
I can try to put the Yurt down of trees but it wil be exposed few hours during the day, trees are not so high (5 to 10m).
And if a piece of wood fall it might fall on the Yurt and maybe on some one.

I thought about AC but even, i'm not sure it's enought and it wil certainly take a lot of energy. I want to put a solar panel but not sure is enought for AC.

I know also about a technique to ventilate naturally. Put a tube about 1,5m under the ground from 20 to 40 m long and make it enter in the house. With a device who go on the roof and a ventilator it makes going down from 10C temperatures inside.


Do you have any tips to ventilate the Yurt.

Thanks,
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:01 AM   #7
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That's the first I've heard of 'tube in ground' cooling. Clever idea.

As for ventilation, I have a primitive nomadic style yurt 16 feet in diameter. No power, I don't live in the yurt. It's permanently set up on our property about 50 yards from the house, so everything I know about yurts is from having that set up year round.

I have a low and middle rope encircling the yurt, in addition to the high tension band. To cool it in the summer, I pull up the low edge of the wall cover until it is snug against the lowest tension rope, and tuck it behind the middle tension rope encircling the yurt wall. That leaves a foot high gap between the deck and the cover all around the yurt.

When the roof ring is wide open, convection pulls the the cool air from ground level up and out the ring. It is actually very effective. Laying in there on my cot in the shade with a breeze blowing over me and I'm out in a minute. I've pretty much found naps is why I built the yurt. lol

The age old way to keep sun from

heating

tents is to erect a tarp above the tent. That also stops rain and premature aging of the fabric. It's also a debris barrier keeping cinders and ash off the tent fabric. The tarp (fly) doesn't particulary look good, but it is effective. Good luck.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:30 AM   #8
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We did a blog about

heating

and cooling here: Yurt Questions Answered: The Hot and Cold of it | Colorado Yurt Blog
Also, you might consider extra

insulation

in the roof- between the rafters. We've done that with one of our office yurts here in arid western CO, and it's helped a lot in the hot afternoons.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:45 AM   #9
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Thanks Colorado Yurt, i will check your QA.
Did you have before send Yurt in Brasil?
Take Care,
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We have shipped almost everywhere! Definitely shoot us an email, and we'd be happy to price some shipping for you. I'm the marketing manager, but I suggest you contact our owner/president, Dan: dankcoloradoyurt.com and/or Cliff: cliffcoloradoyurt.com
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