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Old 07-25-2012, 03:33 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Thanks!

I'm so happy to read about the


that is available 'out there.' I just joined Nomad Shelter.com last week and am loving it! I've always liked yurts but never knew much about them. LOL I still don't but I'm learning more every day! Finding this site has been fabulous. I was under the impression that no


was available, ever, for the yurt. Looks like it's got a remedy .. and it makes sense. If it makes them money, they'll underwrite it! Don't hear of many yurts burning to the ground, or flying away in the wind, or being crushed under snow.

We had the worst winter since 1954 this last one - and not one yurt collapsed anywhere! LOTS of small sheds, carports, and even some roofs caved but not on a single one of our yurts! My associate, Nulani, lives in a yurt, up on the ridge above town, and had about 5 ft of snow on her roof. No damages!

I'm trying to find financing for them, insurance, and even put together some deals with speculators about yurt communities. One is already going in here now! I'm sure there will be more soon, maybe even specialized ones for people who need some supervision (instead of closing down institutions for those unable to protect & help themselves, why NOT yurt clinical communities?! Beats having them homeless, and victims.)

EVERYONE wants the American Dream of home ownership but at today's prices? HOW? Yurts are one of the ways to achieve this dream.

Yah, yah - I'm preachin' to the choir, huh? Anywho, thanks to all for the info, the answers and questions! ~~ Terry
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #12
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Terry, sounds like

Shelter Designs

have gained a motivated and sensible new yurt person for their team! Yeah! You're thinking along a lot of the same lines I have thought, and we've done quite a bit of work in that direction along with other members of


. I'm pretty sure Shelter Design is part of


. We'll be having a group call in the coming month. You may want to sit in on that or speak with me or another NAYA member about what we've done/where we're going in those directions and see how we can pool our efforts! Welcome to the 'choir'
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:26 AM   #13
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Terry welcome aboard! I have heard great things about

Nomad Shelter Yurts

and would love to read whatever you can add here!

Insurance is a business about risk. As long as an insurance company can get enough factual information about yurts so they can make accurate calculations of their risk, then they will offer policies on anything. If there are too many unknowns, then they will not. It is my sincere hope that what we all do here will provide some clarity for insurers.

Melissa's permitting thread is a good start. I believe insurance companies leverage some of their decision making on what localities will permit in their areas.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #14
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Heehee.. I'm sure the folks down in Montana love hearing you say good things about them, HAWAII, but I think they may be scratching their heads, too. Teehee! I'm with Nomad SHELTER in Homer, Alaska. But I get how that bit of confusion could happen .. shelter. Shelter ... :-) No worries.

I REALLY liked reading how we are thinking along the same lines! I have never heard of NAYA but then I've only been working for a whopping three part-time days, with the bosses gone! I'll be looking it up this morning, you can bet on that! THANKS!! Please do include me in anything to do with it; if we aren't members, I'll see why and remedy it - especially if NAYA is headed where we hope to go ourselves: mainstream! One yurt at a time. :-D
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #15
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Ahh! Oops! Yes, with the Tenhoffs, right? Jessica and... Lee I want to say? Right on, they're good people from what I've learned. And yes, I do believe they are a part of NAYA, or are planning on it. I'll have to check. Thanks for setting me straight!
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:50 AM   #16
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Default Vermont Yurt Insurance

Jenny and I got insurance for our 30 foot yurt through:

Rock Insurance Agency, Inc. 802-525-3734 and 800-675-3724
Peter Tarbox is the agent. The company is part of Coop Insurance a local Vermont agency that has been around a while here. They write farm policies in Vermont and New Hampshire. They have no problem insuring yurts, but there is no coverage for collapse. The coverage is very good including, fire, left, and liability. Can't remember the numbers now, and Jenny is off with the dog to the vet.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #17
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As a note; I worked with a client who had funds from an insurance claim and was replacing a homemade yurt that colapsed under a snow load. Their homeowners policy covered their yurt. They had a policy for their home and the yurt was considered an out building and not their primary residence. This may help some yurt owners.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:34 AM   #18
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I will be contacting your insurance agent in N.Y. regarding insurance. I will let you know how it goes.

Glad that I stumbled on this website!

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Old 06-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #19
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Does anyone know if there are any insureance companies who work with yurts in Canada?
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #20
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Thanks for this info. We're in Upstate NY and our yurt does have a a C of O so we're legit officially... and having a hard time. Our car insurance is through USAA but they won't do anything for yurt insurance.

I'll try contacting Dawn as you suggested and keep looking around.
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