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Old 08-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:06 PM   #12
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I have a small RV park in Central Idaho. It is right along a 85 mile biking and hiking trail. We do not have a motel in town anymore and several folks have asked about accommodations. I was thinking that putting up a few small yurts (12 foot or so) might be a fun camping experience for overnight guests just passing through the area.
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You just might be on to something. IMO folks that enjoy walking and biking are the exact same sort of people that are most likely to consider spending the night in a traditional yurt. I have an unimproved trad 16' yurt that I built, that's been up for two years now. It is built tough, no problems in those two years. It sits on a low platform that is one step up off the ground. FWIW a 12' yurt is quite small, it will sleep 2 to 3 quite nicely with gear inside. That's assuming there is no wood stove in the middle.

If you add any amenities like stove plumbing and electricity you'll have that as a $$ liability. I'd stick with the unimproved yurt myself, to start. Good luck with your idea.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:09 AM   #14
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Thank you Bob, That is just what I was thinking too. I would like to build a platform that would give a small deck for a chair or two but no stove or anything other then a cot or futon. Seems like most bike riders are coming through solo so a small yurt coulc work out. Do you know of any manufacturers? I will need about four to start so I would rather buy then build.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:23 AM   #15
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. We are your neighbor (in western terms!) located just over in Missoula, Montana. After building hundreds of yurts for a wide range of commercial and personal uses in the region and beyond we are intimately familiar with Northern Rockies climates and challenges. I would be happy to help you out with any and all questions you have. Feel free to give me a call at (406)721-9878. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:05 PM   #16
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This site has a number of quality yurt manufacturer sponsors. Get in touch with them, or Jafo will help. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:21 AM   #17
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Hi Ron. We have many RV Park and campground customers and have found that the most popular "rustic" or unimproved yurt rental size has been 16' in diameter. This allows enough space to sleep up to a family of five using a queen futon and a bunk that sleeps two on bottom and one on top. This type of bunk is great because it also provides seating during the day (without hitting your head on the upper bunk). Let us know if we can help.

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