This post was originally posted in 2014, and walks you step by step through using our price calculator to build a custom yurt quote. If you’ve been clicking around the price calculator recently, you may have noticed that we recently raised our prices.
Here is where you will see the increase:
- The Eagle Yurt base price has increased due to the cost of the primary door.
- Secondary doors and windows in the Eagle have also increased.
- SIPS panel platforms have increased due to vendor increases (we outsource the SIPS decks to a local company.)
- The base Raven price increased on all sizes to reflect a major change in engineering: ring-to-rafter brackets have always been a standard feature on the Eagle models. Our internal engineers felt it important to include this feature in the Raven, too.
We want to be fair while in addition to being transparent: if you have completed a price calculator before the price increase and have the email, give me a call and for a limited time I will be able to honor that price.
Did you know that we have a pricing tool on our website? How handy is that?!
With a couple of clicks you can configure your own yurt; dialed-in with exactly what you want and need so you can see exactly how much it will cost.
Just like selecting options for a new car, our price calculator allows you to select the features and upgrades, item-by-item, and see the total estimate as you add elements.
The is a great tool for both newcomers to the yurt world and for those going over their wish list one last time before placing their order.
Our customers found it helpful to see what each item costs to determine the overall budget and yurt size. Our basic kit includes the lattice system, roof vinyl, door and lock, compression ring, rafters, tension cables, clear dome, fabric roof and wall panels including various clear vinyl windows, and all the necessary hardware. We also provide the yurt assembly instructions and plans for the wooden platform (wood not included). Crating and shipping is extra.
There are two items we recommend that people purchase with the basic package in any yurt no matter where it is going: a single layer of insulation in the roof and walls, and an opening dome.
The insulation will help regulate heat and also makes a huge difference with the acoustics inside the yurt. It also helps block the early morning light from coming through the outer wall and roof.
The opening dome will allow the hot air to escape out the top and keep fresh air moving through the yurt.
Compare the Eagle Model to the Raven and see the price difference. The Rainier Eagle Model Yurt is uniquely designed with modular panels. The zip-together panels make it easier to position your windows to take the best advantage of sun or shade, as the seasons change. Modular panels are easy to replace too, if they are damaged. This also makes it easy to carry the pieces of your yurt into a remote site for set up.
The Raven is designed to be “Street-smart” and tough – not as fancy as the Eagle. As I like to say, The Eagle is like a Lexus while the Raven is like a Camry. I heard a commercial the other day for the Camry – 90% of Camrys sold in the last ten years are still on the road. That’s a good record! Our Rainier Raven Yurt has a similar reputation – durable, practical, and economical.
Whichever yurt you are leaning towards, give the Rainier price calculator a try by going to this link and choosing either the Eagle or Raven:
Please be comforted to know that we would never sell your contact information to anyone – ever! I review each submitted entry looking for obvious questions or anomalies and then I send you an email with tons of helpful information. This intro packet contains an electronic version of our brochure, a slide show, yurt details, price sheets and shipping information.
Occasionally I might call you if there is something very important to relay based on your submission. For example if you live in the desert region of Arizona and you don’t select insulation in your roof or sidewalls – I am going to give you a call and briefly explain the importance of insulation – especially there! I promise no hard-core sales tactics, no hidden agendas.
I hope you’ll give our price calculator a try … It is easy, very informational, and fun!
Enjoy the journey!