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Old 08-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hello All!

My name is Brittani. My boyfriend and I (both 26) are in the process of buying an acre of land on the Big Island in Hawaii and want to put a yurt on it. I have gone camping in yurts with family here in Utah where we currently live, and have been salivating at the idea of living in one in Hawaii. And now, my dream is finally coming true!

I have a few questions though, and I was so happy to find this forum, as now I have fellow Yurt-ers to talk to!

First off, what is the preferred method of powering your yurts? I read the post about the Solar Power generators, and love that idea! I also love Wind Power as both will be very abundant in Hawaii. What are the best products you have used, and how do you hook them up?

Thanks in advance!

Aloha,

Brittani & Mitch!

P.S. We plan on building an extra yurt or 2, for guest, so if you are ever on the Big Island, come stay a night!

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Old 08-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site! I use solar up at my yurt camp, but it isn't a full time setup. Solar is great, but you should also consider backup power, such as a gas generator and wind. If you plan on cooking with propane, then a propane generator might be a good idea. You shouldn't have to use it too often, but when the time comes, it will be nice to have it on hand.

Melissa form

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would be the one you want to talk to as she works exclusively in Hawaii. Will ping her on this.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the ping, Jafo! Brittani, I just responded to your email. For solar and wind, be aware that some areas of the Big Island aren't great for one or the other, sometimes either. We'll help you narrow down some ideal areas based on what you share with us.

We aren't experts in solar or wind power, but know some good people locally in those fields. The yurt forum is an excellent resource for ideas and solutions, yet another reason we're glad it's here! Sounds like you're off to a good start. Aloha!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #4
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Hi Brittani,

We have been shipping yurts to Hawaii for decades and can put you in touch with yurt owners in the area. Give our reps a call at 1-800-944-0240 or email to [email protected].

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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I've specialized in yurts here in Hawaii for over nine years now. We have worked with yurts from all the major companies and several of the smaller companies, a few that were not good experiences. There are some yurts that have no stamina for the climate here. We chose to work with

Colorado Yurts

and they took the time to come out here, assess the challenges with the climate, and work closely with us to meet those challenges and meet local codes for our clients.

In my experience,

Colorado Yurts

perform the best in Hawaii, largely because they took the time to specifically meet the challenges here. Second and third IMHO for the climate is Ranier and

Pacific Yurts

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We'll provide repairs on any yurt that we are able to, regardless of the manufacturer, and work with clients to get other companies to work with them to send needed parts, etc. I may be a teensy bit biased, but for the same cost, maybe a bit less, you get something in Hawaii that you can't yet get in any other state, and that's a hands on expert that can help step by step and basically doubles the great customer service of the manufacturer, as well as helps with the many things that manufacturers don't help with, such as permitting, septic or cesspool engineering, site prep, plumbing, electric, platform and interior wall construction, and more.

Here in Hawaii, I think the best value is pretty clear. I look forward to seeing more businesses come about in other states that provide these valuable services, partnering with quality manufacturers so we keep a good reputation for yurt homes and structures going strong.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:57 AM   #6
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We are purchasing two yurts from yurts or Hawaii.
A 30 ft and a 24 ft
Should be arriving in HI this November ��
Melissa is great and walked my husband and I through the whole thing.
We will be building ours on big island.
I'm a little nervous but more excited!!
Still trying to figure out how to make the 30 ft floor plans. We know we want our bathroom and kitchen outside on the deck, to leave more room inside. I'm just concerned about the weather there and how that will work.
Aloha
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I know absolutely nothing about the weather in HI, but probably consider some kind of covering over your stove, just in case it is raining. Yes, you will be in for some new thought processes when it comes to furnishing/decorating a round room. Nobody makes rounded furniture it seems.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:33 AM   #8
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I know absolutely nothing about the weather in HI, but probably consider some kind of covering over your stove, just in case it is raining. Yes, you will be in for some new thought processes when it comes to furnishing/decorating a round room. Nobody makes rounded furniture it seems.
there's a few people on the big island who do this as a living. I've found some awesome cabinetry people in Hawaii. They use custom wood and their work is just beautiful! P.S. The weather in Hawaii is about 80-85, rains a lot depending on the part of the island or which island, but it doesn't ever seem to rain days on end. More like showers and then stops, clears up. I plan to get a dehumidifier for my yurt on the big island.
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