10 Reasons A Yurt House Might Not Be Right For You
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
In the market for your very own yurt house? There is nothing more liberating than making and realizing long term plans, and having the vision required to get you to your goals.  At Shelter Designs, we saw the need for environmentally responsible shelters and went from there.  Many of our business days are spent crafting the wooden components for your yurts.  We are very good at being in the moment, and focusing on quality.  We craft each and every door and window frame, piece of lattice, rafters, center hubs, snow and wind kits here in the shop: no factory items here!&nbs ..read more
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Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks: Yurt Edition
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
With the welcome return of warmer weather, it is time to get outside and enjoy all of the wonders of nature!  It is also a great time to schedule in some routine yearly yurt maintenance.  Just like wood framed houses or other structures, yurts need routine care to preserve the life of the structure and endure the elements.  It’s yurt cleaning time.  Pick an open day or two to perform the tasks on the following list and keep your yurt in tip top shape! Yurt Cleaning Tips & Tricks Exterior Fabric Cleaning –  Over time, dirt will accumulate and build up on the exterio ..read more
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Yurt Insulation – What’s Best For Your Yurt
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Choosing the proper yurt insulation package for your climate and use, as well as the proper heating and cooling methods, are key to comfortable yurt living. How well your yurt is insulated is a key factor in deciding the best methods to heat or cool your yurt.  Fortunately, we at Shelter Designs are here to help guide you through this process!   Yurt Insulation Packages We offer two different levels of wall and roof insulation packages – Baseline and Arctic Insulation. The Arctic Insulation is a Shelter Designs exclusive. Most yurt companies offer only a reflective insulation ..read more
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Buy a Yurt: How to Choose the Right One for You
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Are you wanting to buy a yurt but want to make sure you’re getting the perfect one? If so, you’re in the right place. We believe there should be careful consideration taken into the kind, type, size, and more before placing an order to buy a yurt. Think about what you will be using it for, the weather it has to withstand, and more. Ready to find out which yurt could be the right fit for you? Fabric Yurts vs. Wooden Yurts We know that trying to buy a yurt can be a daunting task and we’re here to help. When looking for a yurt for sale, there are some important factors to consider like whethe ..read more
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5 Must See Yurt Camping Rentals
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Yurt camping is a one-of-a-kind experience that is made possible by the nimbleness of yurts in beautiful and scenic places. Finding a yurt camping rental can be tricky and you often have to book them weeks if not months in advance of your desired travel time, but they can provide some Instagram-worthy views. Here’s a round-up of the top five must-see yurt campaign rentals: Oso Blu Vacation Rentals Western Maine Yurts East Zion Resort  Wylder Hope Valley Elements Arctic Camp From California to Maine and even Norway, Shelter Designs has sent yurts across the globe that have turned into f ..read more
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Wooden Yurts vs Fabric Yurts: What You Need To Know
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Looking into wooden yurts for your next vacation home or second structure?  We love yurts of all shapes, sizes, and materials at Shelter Designs!  While we offer fabric yurts for sale, the concept of yurt living as a sustainable and adventurous alternative is what we’ve built our lives around.  What is it about wooden yurts that everyone finds so interesting?  Are there benefits to living in a fabric yurt vs a wooden yurt? Well, perhaps we can help with that.  Here is the good and the bad of both wooden and fabric yurts and what considerations you should make before a ..read more
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Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy A Used Yurt
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Looking at used yurts for sale in your area?  Saving some money is always a good thing, and sometimes a used yurt can hit all the marks of quality, custom options and affordability.  However, it is important to carefully consider the details of a used yurt and make sure it is as good of a deal as claimed.  In the end, you may sleep better knowing that you have exactly what you need in your yurt when it is designed and purchased new from a manufacturer.   1. Will the Current Yurt Design Work for You? 2. Will You Need Repacking and Setting Up Support? 3. Used vs New Pricing ..read more
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Glamping Yurts – A Personal Getaway or Avenue to Grow Your Business
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Glamping yurts have become extremely popular over the last few years as many people look to the outdoors for an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you aren’t familiar with glamping, consider this your 101 course. Glamping is defined as a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. When it comes to glamping, Shelter Designs yurts are the very best accommodation available to enjoy nature with the amenities of a home.  Whether you wish to learn more about glamping yurts for your own vacation or want to ..read more
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Yurt Interior Design Ideas: Decorating Small Spaces
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
One of the best things about purchasing a Shelter Designs yurt is that you’re buying a blank canvas, open for designing your ideal space. Shelter Designs yurts are all custom designed (by you) with door and window locations around the outside so that the yurt fits in exactly with your interior layout and exterior factors (views, parking, access, decks, etc). Whether you are going to use the yurt as a residence, guest space, office, retail space or rental unit, you get to decide how to make the most of the space and truly make it your own. While liberating for some, it can be a daunting task f ..read more
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Relevant Building & Energy Codes
Shelter Designs Yurt Blog
by shelterdesigns
6M ago
Relevant Building & Energy Codes We fully expect that these codes will eventually be updated to fully reflect the vast innovation that is taking place in housing today. New insulation materials and new technologies will push the envelope as we enter a new era in which the carbon footprint of a home is calculated along with its efficiency. Values are changing to reflect the need for conservation of resources, and we see this very clearly with the “small home movement”. We are very proud to be a part of this change. Small homes can be efficient, safe and beautiful. Getting your local buildin ..read more
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