"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!"