Frequently Asked Questions
A yurt (or ger) was developed over 3,000 years ago in the Central Asian Steppe. They are portable structures that were built as a means to follow their herds as well as endure the harsh climate of Central Asia. The yurt design has stayed much the same besides the addition of modern building materials which make them even more durable and weather resistant.
What is a yurt?
Do I need a building permit?
The yurts we build are so easy to put up and take down (1-2 hours) that in most cases they do not require a building permit. This is because they have the ability to be a truly temporary structure. However, consulting your local officials is advised.
What are Yurts used for?
Our yurts are generally used as tiny home dwellings, artist studios, rentals, and spare bedrooms. The limit to what these round spaces can offer is only your imagination! Vacation rentals, glamp-grounds, music festivals, hunting to name a few.
What tools do I need to set up my yurt?
Our yurts require only a ladder and tape measure to erect!
How many people does it take to set up my yurt?
Our yurts are most easily installed by two people.
How long will it take me to set up my yurt?
Our yurts will only take an hour or two to set up.
Do you use canvas as covers in your yurts?
Our yurts use all synthetic materials for the coverings as they will not mold or mildew. They also have excellent UV resistance and with proper maintenance should last 12+ years.
Is the platform included?
Yurts are best when set up on a circular wooden platform. We provide the yurt, you build the platform. As a resource for you we provide platform instructions.
Can I run utilities into my yurt (how do I heat it)?
Yes, many customers if close to grid tied power run electricity to the yurt. Other customers have set up solar systems for off grid power. Most of our customers have either a wood stove or propane heater in their yurt. A consideration to any yurt is the more permanent the utilities are that you add, the less temporary the structure becomes. If you take away from the “temporary structure” status (which in most cases allows you to set up yurts with little to no permitting) then permits may be required.
How long will my yurt last?
If the yurt is installed and maintained properly (they require very little maintenance) the yurt will last as long as a house.
Do you help set up yurts?
For a fee, we can deliver and install the yurt on your property.
Where do you ship yurts?
We ship our yurts everywhere!