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Can you live in a yurt in the winter?
Last Updated: 14th May, 2020
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Just so, are yurts good for cold weather?
The yurts we build have to be able to handle even the toughest onslaughts of cold weather. The key to such an effective barrier against cold temperatures is our insulation system. It would take more than 10” of conventional insulation to provide the same effect that less than one inch of reflective insulation creates!
Also, how many years does a yurt last? The wooden framework of the yurt will last indefinitely. The fabric cover of the yurt will generally last eight to fifteen years depending on the severity of UV rays in your climate.
Besides, can you live in a yurt all year round?
Have plenty of rugs, blankets, and jackets to keep warm in the winter. The better yurts have insulated walls and if you're planning on living in one all year round, don't skimp on this aspect! Without the constant heat from you and your appliance, the yurt is prone to mold and rot.
How do you winterize a yurt?
Place the door so that it faces away from the area's most prevalent winds. Finally, seek a spot with some winter sunshine, as this can provide passive heating for your yurt. Deciduous trees can provide shade in summer, but allow passive heating in winter.