Sarah one of my readers brought this new yurt to my attention. It is very unique and I think has some real possibilities. A company based in Colorado called circHouse has designed this visionary shelter that could be used for many activities, but I see the potential of a tiny house and a very modern take on the old fashioned yurt.
One of the issues with yurts that sends many people away is the fact that they are made of canvas or wood and usually have a lattice skeleton which blocks your view. A serious concern if you are in a beautiful area. circHouse has taken the age old shape of the yurt and put technology to work creating an innovative new structure. By utilizing polycabonate and acrylic wall structures, a recycled steel frame and natural wood paneling they have created a modern looking structure that is compact for shipping and that can be assembled in a few short hours.
Here is what they say about the house for Recreational and Vacationing: “The circHouse for the recreational setting takes advantage of the full view floor to ceiling picture window and sliding window capabilities. We use wood panels where desired to create a more “natural” feel to the structure. The Polygal greenhouse roof panels can be used to let in lots of natural light and warmth. A simple Photovoltaic system, wood stove and solar water heating system can provide the comforts of home in an off grid and remote location. You can start putting the circHouse up in the morning and have lunch in your new getaway vacation home!”
I see great potential for a tiny house and their price on the website for a 20 foot cirHouse is $11,950, which is comparable to many canvas yurts. I would enjoy seeing one of these in person and hope to send a couple of my friends in Colorado to get a first hand look at it. If you are in the Denver area, I would suggest you check out this company and give me your opinion on this fine new design.