What’s Involved in a Yurt Project?
Yurts are very versatile and comfortable structures. To realize your dream of owning a yurt, here are some things to consider:
1 How will you use your yurt?
Full-time living, studio, mother-in-law suite, camping structure, man cave, overnight rental, or summer cabin; a yurt can be an economical and eco-friendly solution. The use will often guide the size of yurt you need. Full time living may require a larger yurt, while a studio can be very functional in a small yurt.
2 Where will you pitch your yurt?
The location of the yurt will determine what kind of snow and wind load you may need, as well as the number of windows and other options that would be appropriate. Our skilled sales staff can work with you to make these decisions.
3 Do you need a permit?
Permitting is usually regulated on a local level. Whether it’s your county, city or even your homeowners association, you may need approval to install a yurt. We can help with our certified engineering, deck plans and other documentation you may need for a permit.
4 What kind of deck?
Your yurt needs to have a place to sit. Colorado Yurts need to be pitched on a permanent platform, concrete slab or SIPS deck. Learn more about yurt deck designs here. We offer free deck plans that can be downloaded here.
5 Will you add utilities?
If you decide to add electricity or plumbing to your yurt, it should be part of your deck planning (as the connections would likely come up through your floor). We suggest doing a floor plan before building the deck, noting where the electrical and plumbing needs to be.
6 What is the lead time?
We handcraft each yurt after you place your order. You pick your fabrics, window placements, snow and wind load options and other details. Our lead time can be as little as a few weeks, and as much as a few months. Our work load can be somewhat seasonal, but ordering early is always a good idea.
7 Who will set up your yurt?
Most of our customers pitch their own yurt with the help of a crew of friends and family. Others will hire a contractor. We send an instruction book, and can give phone support where needed. If you live in our area, you can hire our crew to pitch your yurt. Call us for a quote.
Want to read more? Try our blog article Who Pitches My Yurt