what an awesome thread!!!
i think i have come down with the yurt bug! well there is only one cure...
I think i have got the gist of the process. i do have a question about the material used. What is the material of choice these days and how is the availability in san francisco area? any suggestions on what to look for and where? I am planning on building whats called H15 (the one with 6' walls)
hey there! the yurt bug is totally infectious!! i've been obsessed ever since i saw this little marvel.
material is a bit of a pain. the Rmax panels recommended in 1 inch thickness are not sold at my local home depot or lowes any more.
i opted to combine a .5 inch panel with a .75 inch panel, taping the edges all the way around with foil tape to create a 1.25 thickness that is very sturdy. this was based on someone else's experience and they said it worked well. i haven't playa-tested mine but it looks solid (scroll up the thread to see my pix).
ventilation is highly recommended as well. cutting holes and taping air filters on the outside seems to be the method of choice.
you'll want to order tape immediately because time is short. the "good buy guys" sell the 6 inch filament tape you'll be needing to assemble the yurt. please make sure you do a test build before coming to the playa. you'll be glad you did.
good luck and send us some pics!!