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Freedom Yurt Cabins

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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.

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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.

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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

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alice h - July 18, 2015 Reply

Interesting concept. I’m not a big fan of domes or yurts, find the round spaces with too few windows not that practical but this seems to address some of that. I like the flat wall sections to fit things up against. Still would like more windows, but the prefab concept is pretty practical for people not used to building from scratch and the design aesthetic is quite nice. The pricing seems reasonable but I didn’t see any shipping cost info in a quick look at the site.

    Freedom Yurt Cabins - July 19, 2015 Reply


    We can safely put a window in every other wall section for customers who desire a greater view. Our 16 Wall Yurt Cabin could therefore have seven windows and a single door, or any other combination of the two.

peter vernon quenter - July 18, 2015 Reply

Always loved the round organic home…
and this one seems as easy as it gets –
My question is, would not the floor boards begin to rot from underneath, being exposed to the ground/soil/moisture below the yurt ?

Thanks muchly

    Freedom Yurt Cabins - July 19, 2015 Reply

    Every wooden component in our floor is made from treated lumber for greater rot resistance. Also, with proper foundation preparation, no part of the Yurt Cabin’s floor system will ever come in direct contact with the ground.

Mary J - July 18, 2015 Reply

I do not know why I like this but I do when it was just fabric. I saw the picture at the top of the newsletter and I like it and now I like this so much more. I like that it has the open feeling and spaciousness but you could also use your furniture to divide the interior into sections for living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom , pantry. I definitely would like to learn more. Can it be built on stilts like on a beach.?

    Freedom Yurt Cabins - July 19, 2015 Reply


    I believe that an application like that would require building a platform to set a Yurt Cabin on. However, it is certainly possible!

coral - July 18, 2015 Reply

Yo u are having a Great Time (LOL)

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Sarah Eaves - July 19, 2015 Reply

I love this a lot we wonder if you will have plans that one could buy to build there own out of or is it just a kit still love it would love to sell everything we have to go and build one and it may come True thanks for such a great product and Idea

casa pasiva - July 20, 2015 Reply

Interesting compact and cheap project. Such a good place to live.
Thank you very much for the post

Michael Wofsey - July 21, 2015 Reply

If I put up a yurt like that on a little piece of land in Gilpin County, would it be considered a temporary structure, like a teepee or a THOW, or would it be considered permanent?

    Kent Griswold - July 21, 2015 Reply

    You would need to verify with the county or check with the builder and they may be able to help you figure this out.

Mark - July 21, 2015 Reply

I don’t see anything about heating here or on the website. Venting for a stove pipe, etc. Could you comment? I assume a wood or propane stove is possible?

    Freedom Yurt Cabins - July 29, 2015 Reply

    Either are possible. You would just need to run the vent through the wall rather than the roof.

Nancy @ Little Homestead in Boise - July 22, 2015 Reply

Looks great but I’d be adding insulation under the flooring, unless you live in the tropics…

Mark - September 5, 2015 Reply

Is this a 4 season structure?
I guess I’m asking, is it possible to live in it through the winter and stay comfortable?

Certificado Energetico - December 13, 2016 Reply

Very nice and clean design with a really low price. A great place to rest while you enjoy nature!

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