What Factors Should I Consider Before Buying a Yurt?
Consider these key factors when researching and establishing the budget for your yurt:
- Location—do you have a site picked out? If you do, make sure you know the status of the plumbing, power and other utilities available at your site. If you are off the grid, you will need to plan for alternative resources. You’ll also need to consider the climate and terrain to determine yurt options, site prep and development cost.
- Yurt use—how do you plan on using your yurt? If you’re using it as an office space near your home, the standard features may be enough. However, if you plan on renting it, you might want to make sure it can accommodate a kitchen or bathroom.
- Yurt assembly—do you have the tools and means to take it from kit to dwelling? If not, you may want to hire out the platform construction and possibly the yurt assembly.
Each of these factors will help you determine which features you’ll want or need, so you can establish a more accurate budget for your yurt.
How Are Yurts Used?
Yurts can be used in a variety of ways. Some yurt owners have yurts built on their property, using the space for guests, office space, or studios. Others have utilized their yurts for additional income by turning them into Airbnbs. On the other hand, campgrounds across the country have incorporated yurt glamping into their offerings, allowing visitors to have the best experiences of camping while staying in a yurt that offers more home comfort. In the end, there is no right or wrong way to use a yurt—only the best way for you!
What to expect from your Yurt?
Some of the expense with owning a yurt comes at the beginning with platform construction, yurt installation and what utilities and interior amenities you choose. If necessary, exterior yurt components like the roof and wall coverings can be easily replaced after many years of use.
Maintaining the yurt by an occasional cleaning of the exterior will preserve the life of the yurt and keep it looking good for many years to come . If necessary Yurtspaces offers replacement parts for old worn out pieces.