Kim discovered this company recently and sent me the link. I made contact with the owners of this new yurt company based in Colorado. This yurt is unique in the fact that it is not canvas but it is easy to take apart and move to another location if necessary.
Isaac Murphy the owner of Turtleback Nomadic Yurts says this one is 16 foot in diamater or 200 square feet. It can be put up or taken down in two hours. 6 ft. 8 in. interior eve height and 10 ft. interior center height at hub. The basic package includes 7 windows and is made from pine and aspen wood. Insulation R-value approx. 5. No flapping canvas, solid and stable. $8000 basic package.
We are located near Dolores, Colorado, about 30 miles northeast of the four corners. Aside from what you can see on the blog, we are also working on a fully insulated model, slightly heavier and beefed up for winter living. It will be slightly larger, 18ft. diameter, and use 2×6 rafters as opposed to 2×4 on the one see on the website. We do all the manufacturing ourselves in our little shop here on the property, from lumber we purchase from the lumber yard. Eventually, we’d like to buy wood from one of the local mills and cure it ourselves, providing a good local source.
Because everything is custom built, the possibilities are endless terms of what one could put in each of the wall and roof panels. We’ve thought quite a bit about skylights, or carvings in the wall panels. There are two of us young guys doing most of the manufacturing, and our master designer, Bodhi, who initiated the idea and provides the expertise.
We think the yurts provide a very adaptable and functional space for those looking to simplify, or just to keep their options open in terms of changing locations without taking a loss in the arena of housing. Building permits and codes in this area do not apply to temporary structures, particularly those of such small square footage, which adds another advantage. The round structure also brings a nice feel, and contributes to the sense of down to earth living. Overall, the yurts are a great option for the times, when some flexibility might come in handy.
Visit the Turtleback Nomadic Yurt website to learn more. Or contact them at 970 564 1737, firstname.lastname@example.org