Outfitting Your Yurt
Read how to add heating, solar power and electricity, plumbing, and more to your yurt.
Today's guest post comes from Robert Cimitile, of "Air Head" Composting Toilets. The issue of plumbing a yurt and choosing the bathroom fixtures is a constant question, and I'm seeing more and more yurt dwellers explore composting toilets as an option for their dream yurt. "Air Heads" is allowing us to put a demo model (for admiring, not for use!) in our yurt showroom. Send me an email to schedule your yurt tour, and you'll be able to see the composting toilet at the same time! *** A big … [Read More...]
Statistics have shown that heating costs are around a third of the costs of most homes' utility bills. Therefore people are seeking cost saving and efficient ways to stay warm. One of these alternatives is the pellet stove. They look like a conventional wood stove but operate just like the modern furnace. Their popularity can be linked to the great features and characteristics. Pellet Stove Efficiency Pellet stoves are designed to use compacted pellets as the primary fuel. Though some … [Read More...]
Today's post comes from Ron Friedman, who has shared several wonderful posts with us on off-grid solutions for outfitting your yurt. If you want to leverage the sun's energy to power your yurt, or even dehydrate the bounty from your vegetable garden, Ron has shared many wonderful solutions with us. Ron has a wealth of knowledge about LED lighting options, and has already shared a post about the subject with us! Today's post goes further into using LED lights to illuminate your yurt without … [Read More...]
Yurts are the ultimate Do-It-Yourself kit! You'll receive your yurt in a crate, with labeled hardware boxes that are numbered corresponding to our 70 page yurt manual. If you follow each step in the sequence before moving on to the next one, you'll have a successful build and be ready to enjoy your yurt for years to come. But every once in a while, I get a call from one of "those guys" - the ones who think they know everything and think of the manual as suggestions rather than complete … [Read More...]
Word on the street is that the energy code is causing problems for yurt dwellers. Some states in the US use the Uniform Building Code (UBC) but many states, provinces, and some countries use the ICC (International Code Council) rule books. The two ICC rulebooks are the IRC (International Residential Code) and IBC (International Building Code). While the IBC establishes the basic requirements for exterior walls from a general building construction sense, the International Energy … [Read More...]