“In this video, we’re meeting Pat from Yurta to get a behind the scenes look at how they make traditional yurts with natural materials while incorporating some very modern design ideas.
These yurts can be set up in just a couple of hours and are built with 3 layers:
– A collapsible wooden frame with a tension cable to determine the height of the structure,
– A wool felt insulation layer that is needled with with a reflective layer to provide breathable insulation,
– An acrylic-coated polyester/cotton outer shell to provide a breathable yet weather resistant cover.
The modern touches that are found in Yurta’s yurts, but not in traditional Mongolian yurts, are large windows and a clear dome. The dome can be opened to allow heat to escape and it provides a beautiful natural light even on cloudy days.
Many people like yurts for their simple design, for their portability, and for the wonderful feeling they get living in a round walled dwelling.”
To learn more about Yurta yurts, you can check out their website here: http://yurta.ca
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Yurts are wonderful for short term and long term living. I’m posting this story because many readers need a place to live while they’re building their permanent sustainable home. Plus, this company has made some nice technical advancements in making yurts.