Yurts are a safe alternative to traditional housing, with a few common sense precautions and a little preparation.
This post was originally published in July 2014, during one of the driest, and worst wildfire seasons Washington state had seen. Summer 2015 is shaping up to be just as dry and risky for fires, if not worse! A little planning and preparation go a long way to ease your mind and keep you safe in case of fire. Here are some things to keep in mind ... As I tell people who ask about yurts and hurricanes, a yurt is no safer than a stick built house in this situation. If you are in a yurt in … [Read More...]
Lightning strikes have caused several wildfires here in Washington state. My hat is off to the multitude of volunteer firefighters and my heart goes out to all of the victims affected by the hundreds of square miles (over 215,000 acres) of charred terrain in Washington State. More than 1,600 firefighters are battling the flames, assisted by more than 100 fire engines, helicopters dropping buckets of water, and planes spreading flame retardant. Over 150 people have lost their homes - … [Read More...]
Whether you're staying in a yurt short-term, like a weekend getaway, or planning to live in one full time, you want to know that you are safe and secure. There are several yurt components to consider when we talk about being safe in a yurt. Structural safety: Every Rainier Yurt is engineered and built with the highest quality materials using proprietary innovations and craftsmanship. Each one is designed and manufactured to withstand the harshest environments. We have deep roots in fabric … [Read More...]
I love getting questions! Please feel free to e-mail any YURT questions that you have to firstname.lastname@example.org Donna from Texas asked recently if yurts are chemically friendly. Dear Donna, I appreciate your question and your concern for a chemically friendly environment. In order to conform to the International Building Code, we must meet certain requirements for code and we choose to produce the most appealing, most weatherproof, and most secure yurt available. Construction … [Read More...]