"Through the windows see and hear the ocean, the wildlife, and the trees of the forest. Look up through the dome and see the stars and moon at night."





"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 can 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 send interested parties your way as we were so pleased with the quality of your product and services. "

Karen 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 the deep freeze!"

Bill 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 made!

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 many 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, hail, torrential rains, snow and ice storms, and brutal 45 degree below zero weather. Our Yurt has handled it all, very well.

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 in just 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., Yellowknife, NWT


"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 extremely heavy and 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"

Suzan 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."

Corry, BC, Canada


"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. "

Kathy W, Alberta, Canada.


" 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 the sounds 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!."

Jill 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"

Trevor 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. Even when 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! "

Darrel P., 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 genuine support. We can't say enough about the whole YurtZ by Design team!"

Chris and Jennifer Fletcher, Halfmoon Haven, B.C.


"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 on all night. I love a night-time yurt filled with silvery moonlight and, at times, a moon shining down through the dome. 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 big windstorms. Yay for yurts!"

Sarah Downey, B.C.


"We now have had our Yurt for 12 months and have experienced rain, freezing rain, snow, cold, hot, and wind. The thunder storms were fantastic. The 28 foot yurt has handled everything and we love the atmosphere provided by the Yurt.

The service and help provided by YurtZ by Design is second to none. Some initial problems were rectified immediately and satisfactorily. I would recommend YurtZ by Design and its Yurts to anyone looking for alternative accommodation. "

Wolf Creek Yurts Ltd., Edson, Alberta


"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."

Riverbend Resort, Vancouver Island, BC


"On Saturday night the Pacific Coast of Japan was hit by a massive Typhoon, (see news report below) the worst in 100 years (it was actually the same one that devastated the Philippines, 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 was torn off, so the interior got soaked. Fortunately, it has dried out well and I put a tarp over the hole.

As 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"

M. 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 45,000 people.


"I 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 100%."

Taylor McDonald, Calgary, Alberta.


"My relationship 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."

R. Cartwright, B.C.


“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.”

Frank, B.C.


"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.


“I can't 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.”

Tim, Vancouver, B.C.


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