The Lodge Tech Story

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When I was twenty-six I went to live in a Tipi at a nature preserve, to escape the rat race and find some peace of mind. I soon discovered that it really did not live up to all my expectations. The mosquitoes were constant, water dripped from the poles, and the smoke was real bad. Even after installing a wood stove the experience was not what I had in mind.

After many moons slipped into oblivion, I decided to study and design a new system. I bypassed the traditional Yurt design, because I felt the lattice walls were too weak and cumbersome to make. Instead, I went with the Geodesic design which is vastly stronger and offers more versatile space and comfort.

lodge tech yurt

Lodge Tech now manufacture some of strongest and most economically priced Domes and Yurts around. These can be made into homes if one is far enough off the beaten path and knows how to work around zoning ordinances etc. Or if you need a great farm building, or to rent them out to hikers or campers.

The Domes and Yurts can be insulated with any common materials and can withstand huge snow load and wind force. We also make Greenhouses in this same design, and a few other accessories like our low cost Compost Toilet (humanure method). www.lodge-tech.net

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Niki Raapana - March 25, 2012 Reply

Hi Kent! This was great. Liked learning more about you, didn’t know you lived in a tipi, which I never did get to try. I know lots of people who tell me they too love the domes and I am often asked why I don’t make them. Just curious if you’ve tried to build them out of old materials or scraps the way we make our gertees.

Greg - March 25, 2012 Reply

the top “yurt” is what is known as a “Yome” they have been made by red sky shelters for years now. redskyshelters.com I am not affiliated, but I have purchased a Yome for a property in mex and it works great. the whole thing fits in a pick up and goes up in under a hour.

    Lodge tech - March 26, 2012 Reply

    Actually the photo at the top is a one frequency geodesic, the next a 2 frequency, The Yome is a unique design specific to Red Sky.
    We call it a Yurt just to simplify it for the average customer, a better name might be Geo-yurt

      Mark Kenney - May 28, 2012 Reply

      Nice twist on the simple geodesics. For the past three years I’ve lived in a 2V 20 ft diameter canvas covered Pacific Dome, and now have a new 10X20ft tiny home on trailer. My workshop, (which I lived in initially) however, was built using Starplate connectors, and the proper geodesic term would be a truncated icosahedron. Simple to construct, a bit more difficult to completely finish if using standard building materials…

Jo-Anne Friedman - April 3, 2018 Reply

Hi Kent,
These designs are still really relevant in 2018 and I would like to get a hold of you again to discuss if there are any available and maybe encourage you to help me out with the covers as they are the tricky part. We’ve spoken a couple years ago. I called from Salt Spring /island BC. We’re still in need for a few tents here on the farm and I’m not wanting to go to Chinese geo dome manufactured options.
Let me know if we could be in touch, thanks.
Jo-Anne

    Kent Griswold - April 3, 2018 Reply

    Hi Jo-Anne,

    This is Kent from the Tiny House Blog. I only wrote about this company and their web address seems to not work. I would research them via google and see if they are still in business.

    Good luck!

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