The Lodge Tech Story

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

lodge tech dome

4 Comments The Lodge Tech Story

  1. Niki Raapana

    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.

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  2. Greg

    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.

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    1. Lodge tech

      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

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      1. Mark Kenney

        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…

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