FEATURES & INNOVATIONS
Freedom Yurt structures have a unique floor system that is integrated into the structure. While fabric yurts require you to build a foundation or permanent deck, the floor system of a Freedom Yurt is easily modified and removable. Joists radiate outward, and are bolted to the steel center support. Adjustable feet make leveling quick and easy. Floor sheathing panels are precision cut and have integrated spacing nubs assuring the correct spacing between the sheathing panels. Sheathing is screwed to the joists. Sheathing screw locations are pre-drilled and counter-sunk for ease of installation (no guesswork).
Note: The floor covering and baseboards are not included with the Yurt Cabin kit. These items must be installed by the end user.
Walls are made with meticulous attention to detail. Each wall is precision crafted utilizing Lodgepole Pine dowels for the frame with mortise and tenon joinery. The wall is then precision machined to accept a structurally rated engineered panel on both sides. Each wall is packed with 2 inches of fiberglass insulation (R-9.7 rating standard). Walls have a cedar texture and can be painted just about any color imaginable. Unlike fabric yurts, which require more intensive retrofitting to get the finish you want, our yurts can be customized just like you would a home. You also don’t have to worry about expensive insulation upgrades to add to you product.
Interior Rafters & Ceiling
Rafters are made from beautiful round Lodgepole pine dowels, and are sanded and finished with a durable semi-transparent stain. Ceiling has a tongue and groove look, but is actually plywood roof sheathing, sanded and stained the same as the rafters and frame members. Both rafters and ceiling combine to give the yurt a distinctive cabin feel inside. Again, the textured interior walls can be painted to suit your own taste. Unlike fabric yurts, you don’t have to look at a canvas or fabric ceiling.
Roof Ring, Crown, and Dome
Roof ring is strong but lightweight steel, which greatly facilitates the installation of the rafters (You won’t need scaffolding to set up a Yurt-Cabin).
The “crown” goes on after the top-cover fabric has been installed. The crown seals tight against the fabric. The roof crown also creates a perfect transition between the roof and dome. Even with the dome open, it’s next to impossible for water to get in during a normal rain storm.
Standard roof dome is made from 1/4” clear acrylic. Innovative dome opener opens dome all around for maximum ventilation. A tinted dome is an optional upgrade.
Roof Insulation and Top Cover
Because of the unique wood finish and rafters, yurt cabins have roof insulation above and beyond traditional fabric yurts. We use 2 inches of polyiso rigid foam insulation board (R-13.7 rating standard). The topcover is DuraLast heavy duty commercial roof fabric, standard in the modern yurt industry.
Windows are high quality vinyl single hung windows in a tan color. Low E glass is standard. They can be ordered with or without grids. All windows come with screens. Our smallest Yurt-Cabin (217sf) comes with two windows. Our two larger Yurt-Cabins (296sf and 385sf) come with three windows each. Yurt cabins can be ordered with extra windows. Egress windows are also available. Unless you want to pay for an expensive upgrade, typical fabric yurts have fabric windows that can only be opened from the outside.
The standard door is an insulated 9-Lite fiberglass door. This is a pre-hung standard 36” exterior house door. Using a standard door has the advantage of extra durability, and the ability to add a screen or storm door if needed. Unless some other color is desired, the door will be painted with the same stain as the Yurt-Cabin frame, giving it an attractive wood grain appearance.