"We are extremely
happy with our 32 ft. yurt ....living in it is truly wonderful.
People are always so impressed with the beauty and functional aspects
of our yurt. It is especially exciting
when we have the high wind storms and we
hear all the wildlife
outside our walls, i.e. the coyotes, owls and birds and we
feel close to the natural world in a very pleasing manner. We will
interested parties your way as we were so pleased with
the quality of your product and services. "
and Gerard, Walden, Vermont.
Photos show basement preparation, dining room and bathroom
of our 32ft yurt.
"On Dec 12th 2009, we held
a potluck supper in our yurt when the temperature was minus 42C
outside (i.e. -49F). I was very
pleased to have it a nice +22C inside (72F). Amazing how
warm our 32ft yurt stayed through
Beckett, Pachamamahealing-North, Grovedale, AB
by Doug and Darleen
We would like to thank YurtZ by Design for
perhaps the most interesting and wonderful purchase we have ever
My wife and I have owned our
24 foot Yurt for just over 16 months now. The two of us erected
our Yurt in a remote wilderness
location approximately 50 km from our home in Yellowknife, Northwest
Territories, in Canada’s arctic. The only access is by boat or
snowmobile. We always look forward to spending as much time as
is possible out there. In fact, we have easily spent more
than 100 days and nights out at our Yurt in every season and in
different weather conditions. From the heat and 24 hour daylight
of summer, to the dark and frigid depths of winter, we have
been fortunate enough to spend up to a week at a time in our Yurt.
We have been there during
heat waves, wind and lightning storms,
torrential rains, snow and ice storms, and brutal 45 degree
below zero weather. Our Yurt has handled it all, very
As I mentioned, our Yurt is a truly beautiful structure. It is
awe inspiring to anyone that sees it. The log rafters add so
much to the spectacular character
of it. The amazing dome opens for ventilation or cooling, lets in light, and
has even allowed for the viewing of brilliant northern lights from the comfort
of bed. The snow and wind kit compliments the lattice and adds even more to
the unique beauty of the interior. Our Yurt has easily stood
up to strong winds and
to large weights of accumulated ice and snow.
The sliding glass double pane
windows were also a good choice for us because they allow
for clear viewing in all seasons.
We installed a small woodstove which, for the most part, keeps us warm. For
a few hours a day during extreme cold spells we back up our
little wood stove with
a safe for indoor use, portable kerosene heater. The two heaters can warm
the interior from minus 40 degrees to a comfortable t-shirt temperature
a couple of hours. There is no modern infrastructure near
our Yurt, but we installed
a small solar system to provide clean power for low wattage lighting and
to run a satellite radio system.
We love our Yurt. It is paradise in the wilderness!
Thanks again YurtZ by Design. .......
Doug & Darlene L.,
"We've attached pictures of
our yurt after a wind storm that reached epic proportions
this August 2009 at Mara Lake in
BC. Our bay is aptly named Hurricane
Bay and this storm was like nothing we've
see before. Our yurt held up beautifully during the storm which
blew the entire
forest over at a 45 degree angle and uprooted many trees. Very
scary! The tree that fell on the yurt appears
not very big but it was
took some engineering to
remove it without harming our Yurt.
Before buying the yurt
we had read up on their windproof natures and decided that would
be the ticket for us. Well, just over a month later this storm
put it to test and we're relieved and happy to report the yurt
held up admirably"
and Coby, Mara Lake, BC, Canada.
"We bought a 24ft yurt from
YurtZ by Design and absolutely LOVE it. We have been nothing but happy with
our purchase. We are planning to live in it permanently and add
some cob attachments and a covered porch. We have friends who
have lived in their yurt for close to 20 years now. We live on
Canada's west coast where it is wet and really windy in the winter,
with storms reaching 115km, yet we always feel safe as could be."
"I must say I am impressed
with the insulation - it amazes me how well it holds the heat.
Even the geothermal guys are impressed, though they say it shouldn't
be possible. When it was minus 41, I was toasty warm, almost
too warm. "
" I decided to buy from YurtZ by Design
because I liked the fact that I could have log rafters and glass
windows. With the french doors wide open and
with all the windows it is very bright and airy, and filled with
of flowing water and birdsong. I love the circular space and the
beautiful douglas fir lattice walls. My yurt is my meditation & yoga
space as well as
writing studio, and it also serve as our guest "house".
Our guests LOVE it!."
Pangman, Whitehorse, Yukon.
"I moved into my 28ft.
yurt this past fall. A few weeks back we had temperatures as
low as -36C degrees. One night it was -45C, with the
windchill, and I had no problem keeping the yurt at room temperature
with my wood stove. YurtZ by Design has made a great
year-round dwelling. Thanks"
Wall, Whitecourt, Alberta.
"My wife and I have enjoyed
our YurtZ by Design Yurt in Canada's Arctic for the past 4 years. Whether
spring, summer, winter or fall, we find it a comfortable haven.
the temperature dips to -30 C outside we are very comfortable and
warm inside with the help of our airtight wood stove. This is a
great product! "
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
"YurtZ by Design is amazingly dedicated
in both their vision of ecological and sustainable living,
and their heartfelt support for the community at large.
They have far exceeded all of our experiences and expectations
through their incredible professionalism, ongoing patience and
support. We can't say enough about the whole YurtZ by Design team!"
and Jennifer Fletcher, Halfmoon Haven,
"I am really loving
yurt living. I do indeed feel the closeness of nature. I have
enjoyed many moose sightings and I also hear owls, songbirds,
coyotes, waterfalls, ocean waves
during high seas, and, in spring, a cacophony of frogs that goes
night. I love a night-time yurt filled with
silvery moonlight and, at times, a moon shining down through
Dome sky watching, whether stars or drifting clouds, is a wonderful
yurt activity. I am always cosy in my yurt - even on cold mornings
it heats up very quickly."
Sue Miller, Nova Scotia.
"Our yurt is keeping us snug
even in the snow, and it was completely stable in the recent
Yay for yurts!"
"We now have
had our Yurt for 12 months and have experienced rain, freezing
cold, hot, and wind. The thunder storms were fantastic. The
28 foot yurt has handled everything and we love the atmosphere
by the Yurt.
The service and help
provided by YurtZ by Design is second to none. Some initial problems were
would recommend YurtZ by Design and its Yurts to anyone looking for
alternative accommodation. "
Wolf Creek Yurts
"YurtZ by Design has been
great to work with. They have supplied us with three yurts and
we constantly hear
from our guests how
wonderful they are. This is the best compliment we can receive.
Thank you everyone at YurtZ by Design for great service, knowledgeable
staff and a good product we can be proud of."
Resort, Vancouver Island,
Saturday night the Pacific Coast of Japan was
by a massive Typhoon,
(see news report below) the worst
in 100 years (it was actually the same one that devastated
killing over 1,000 people). Chiba got hit hard with gusts
of 180 km/hr. Of
course I had a sleepless night fearing the destruction
of my yurt.
The good news is, it survived! When
I arrived at the site at 7:00 am many of my neighbors were
already there to see what had happened to the yurt and
I was relieved to see it standing. However, the dome
off, so the interior got soaked. Fortunately,
it has dried out well and I put a tarp over the hole.
one of my neighbors said on Sunday morning, if the yurt
stood up to that typhoon, it will stand up to anything!
They were truly amazed, and so was I for that matter! I
will continue to recommend YurtZ by Design to all my friends"
Leach, Tokyo, Japan.
Japan Today" -
December 6, 2004
TOKYO —A rapidly expanding
low-pressure system brought typhoon-class winds to the
Japanese archipelago from Saturday night to Sunday night,
causing blackouts, stranding ships and paralyzing some
air and land traffic.
In Tokyo, winds of 144 kilometers
per hour —the strongest ever in the capital —were
recorded early Sunday morning. Elsewhere in the metropolitan
area, they reached 180 kph in Chiba and 150 kph in Yokohama.
The gales caused power outages in more than 30,000 homes
in Chiba Prefecture, where 21 people were injured in wind-related
accidents. The strong gales also resulted in the cancellation
of more than 300 flights, including those departing from
and arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport, affecting about
recently bought a yurt and love it! Furthermore, it
was a pleasure dealing with YurtZ by Design: questions and concerns
were dealt with in an expedient and friendly manner.
And true to their word, they stand behind their product
McDonald, Calgary, Alberta.
with YurtZ by Design came about as a result of a protracted look
for a suitable low impact structure for our Northern Gulf
Island waterfront property. I had researched the US and
even visited existing units in Washington and Oregon. Then
I heard about YurtZ by Design.
YurtZ by Design staff were very
supportive of both our specific requirements and the transportation
arrangements to site. The result is that we have an attractive
structure that is beautiful to both see and enjoy. Summer
is a joy with the views and airiness of our Yurt. In the
cooler periods, with the wood stove going, it is snug and
withstands winter storms without a tremor. In short we
are very happy to endorse YurtZ by Design."
“YurtZ by Design gave us first-rate customer service
and we are thrilled with the quality of our yurt. We are
so happy we chose the log rafters as they really add so much
charm to the interior.”
"YurtZ by Design
staff: Thank you for the excellent craftsmanship and quick delivery
of our new yurt, just in time for winter. We found it to
be exactly as we had wished
for, if not better. I have already given your name to a friend looking
to buy a new yurt. Thanks."
M. & S.
Bruno, Oregon, USA.
tell you enough how satisfied I am, and how much I enjoy
staying in my yurt... my friends are blown away by it!
It’s the perfect retreat.”