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Old 08-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default best construction plans for 20' or 24' yurt?

i'm having trouble finding building plans for building a yurt from scratch for any size larger than 16'. any leads? i'm looking to build a lived in year-round canvas yurt for my family of four in the pacific north-wet. thanks!

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Old 08-20-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Google: clan yama kaminari yurt

Click on yurt build.

Scale up the rafters to 1x4, and the plywood roof ring to 6" width x 36" diameter, solid 4x4 blocking in the ring, glued and screwed with urethane construction adhesive, scale up the lattice to 3/8ths, and you'd be good to 21'. Use a 1/4" cable and wrap it entirely around the yurt including OVER the door frame. That wall 'WILL NOT' collapse.

Note*: You'd have to lay out the yurt you want to build on a flat surface, in section, to determine the rafter angle and length. You don't need to use a calculator or do any sophisticated math, or computer program, to do so. In fact stay away from that or you'll probably err somewhere. Draw it out and lay the rafter in place, and transfer marks onto the rafter. It will fit perfectly. That's how I laid out my roof.

I wouldn't go any larger than 21' with the Kaminari plan without engineering stamp.

To gain footage, gang or even three 21' Kaminari yurts together for extra footage. That would give you 692 sq. feet to 1038 feet without having to resort to scaling everything up and having an engineer stamp your plan.

I built the 16'er in the Kaminari plan from scratch. It is fantastically strong. Pics on here under 'Homemade yurt'. Every lattice cross at the deck level is anchored to the wood deck with angle iron and 1/4" through bolts. It has easily withstood everything ma nature threw our way last winter. We live in a high wind area with no trees sheltering the yurt site.

As for load I'm 210 pounds and can hang mid span off any pair of adjacent 1x3 rafters no problem. In a rain only-no snow load- area I'm thinking you could go 21' (1x4 rafters) no problem based on my yurt.

Good luck.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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thanks so much! very helpful.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:25 PM   #4
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You're welcome.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: best construction plans for 20' or 24' yurt?

I realize this is a really old thread. For the construction of a 21' yurt as described above what would be needed to have a 7' or 8' tall walls with a peak height of the

dome

going up to 12' (central ring height). The plans linked are for a 5'8" tall walls and an 8' tall central ring. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:12 PM   #6
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Good luck. The kaminari plan is a camping yurt, with no engineering. A yurt with 7 to 8 foot tall walls and 21' wide isn't a camping yurt, and should be engineered by a good carpenter, at minimum. Forget 1x3s for rafters, and 1/4" lath for wal, or a ring 30" wide. Not gonna happen.
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