While we appreciate the indigenous history of fabric walled yurts, we have overcome some of the shortcomings associated with fabric based "yurt-tents." We've tackled these problems one by one, and created a whole new structure we call the “Yurt Cabin.” Solid walls, an integrated flooring system, real insulation, house windows, roundwood frame and rafters, and a wood ceiling with a tongue and groove look give the Yurt Cabin a distinctive cabin feel. And it’s engineered for strength and longevity. And assembly is about as easy as it gets with the Yurt Cabin's built-in floor system and bolt-together design.
If you ever dreamed of owning a cabin but couldn't justify the cost … or maybe you considered purchasing a yurt but don’t want a tent-type structure, now you have an affordable cabin option. The Yurt Cabin is the first solid wall yurt on the market to be priced competitively with similarly equipped fabric yurts. Now owning a cabin is not just for an elite few. The Yurt Cabin is truly a cabin for the rest of us.
The Yurt Cabin has a light environmental footprint. It doesn’t need cement footings like most yurt installations. It can be set up on stepping stones and secured using special earth anchors. So later it can be removed and relocated with minimal impact (Don’t try this with a fabric yurt installed on a permanent platform). Additionally, the roundwood frame is made from Lodgepole pine harvested as a result of healthy forest initiatives. Its tight construction, insulated walls, roof, and door, as well as double paned, low-e windows make for a comfortable, energy efficient structure.
Most yurt manufacturers claim you can build a yurt in a day or two. What they don’t tell you is that the yurt platform is the most difficult part of any yurt project, taking the average DIYer a week or more to complete before the yurt kit can be assembled on top of it. The Yurt Cabin is engineered as an integral unit from the ground up, greatly simplifying and expediting the assembly process.
The Yurt Cabin retains the general yurt shape we all know and love, but without some of the design restrictions. A full line of Sherwin Williams paint colors are available for the exterior walls. And with hundreds of available Sunbrella Marine fabric colors for the valance and door awning, you can come up with a color scheme never dreamed of with fabric yurts. Inside choose your favorite color to paint the textured walls. The attractive wood frame and ceiling are beautifully finished with a medium brown wood stain. No wrinkled white fabric hanging down between rafters or behind a lattice frame (The standard interior for fabric yurts).