Want a Cozy, Affordable Home? Build A Yurt

Although his first thought was for a more conventional structure, reader Craig Boyer chose to build a yurt as first step to establishing his dream homestead in upstate New York.

Craig Boyer
Craig toasts the successful completion of his yurt in upstate New York.
Build A Yurt - Boyer Yurt
The year of the yurt: with a bit of help, Craig Boyer was able to build a yurt in under 365 days.
Yurt frame
The yurt base, accordion frame and the roof joists, which rest in slots in the center ring on top.
Yurt foundation
The foundation of the deck/yurt base takes shape next to the shed Craig used as a temporary home.
Yurt in winter
Winter weather temporarily puts the project on hold, but tarps protect the wood from the elements. 
Yurt woodstove
A woodstove inside the yurt helps keep the home warm through the winter.
Yurt insulation
With a little planning — and insulation — a yurt can be a cozy home year-round.

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