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.
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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.
PHOTO: CRAIG BOYER
Yurt frame
The yurt base, accordion frame and the roof joists, which rest in slots in the center ring on top.
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Yurt foundation
The foundation of the deck/yurt base takes shape next to the shed Craig used as a temporary home.
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Yurt in winter
Winter weather temporarily puts the project on hold, but tarps protect the wood from the elements. 
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Yurt woodstove
A woodstove inside the yurt helps keep the home warm through the winter.
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Yurt insulation
With a little planning — and insulation — a yurt can be a cozy home year-round.
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