I’m a big fan of yurts and I think it comes from growing up in Arizona where I was around the Navajo hogan and learned to appreciate the circle as a living space.
I recently discovered a new yurt company based in Colorado Springs, Colorado called Freedom Yurt Cabins. I’ve been in communication with the owner Richard Barry (as of 2017 there are new co-owners Ken Sawyer and Brian Cichowitz) to learn more about them. I wanted to see one in person and just learned that they will have one at the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado which I will be attending in August. Please come if you can this is going to be an exciting tiny house event.
Richard Barry has been working on this idea for the last ten years. Here is what he says about the Yurt Cabin and its design.
While we appreciate the indigenous history of fabric walled yurts, we have overcome some of the shortcomings associated with fabric based “yurt tents.” We’ve tackled these problems one by one, and created a whole new structure we call the “Yurt Cabin.” Solid walls, an integrated flooring system, real insulation, house windows, roundwood frame and rafters, and a wood ceiling with a tongue and groove look give the Yurt Cabin a distinctive cabin feel. And it’s engineered for strength and longevity. And assembly is about as easy as it gets with the Yurt Cabin’s built-in floor system and bolt-together design.
These yurts are also very affordable and compare quite closely to the canvas yurt in price but also include a floor which a canvas yurt does not.
Richard said that they can ship the Yurt Cabin anywhere, including internationally. They break down into small, manageable components, so can be shipped on two or three large pallets.
To learn more visit their website at http://www.freedomyurtcabins.com/