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~ Member Spotlight~ Need a Yurt? Visit Shelter Designs LLC

Posted by Dianne Keast EFT Practitoner on May 12, 2010 at 3:00 AM

If you've never seen a yurt your in for a treat!


Not a house & not a tent a yurt is a cozy versatile shelterthat is pleasing to the eye with it's circular design .


ShelterDesigns LLC, based near the town of Troy Montana, builds yurts that are

sustainable, beautiful, high-quality and customized to your needs. These

naturally-constructed yurts are healthy, comfortable, eco-friendly and


And these folks don't just build them , they live in them so youknow they believe in what they are doing!


As someone who hasshopped around for yurts I can tell you that their prices are quite



(content & photos fromshelterdesigns.net)

Shelter Designs, LLC was founded on theprincipals of quality, beauty, affordability, and most importantly,


In 2000, they began hand-crafting and living in their yurts in the

Northern Rockies. The lessons that they have learned over this time have been

incorporated into each of their custom built yurts. The company prides

itself on building strong, durable structures with uncompromising

attention to detail.

A yurt consists of a round wall and a roof system that is freestanding using a tension ring at the wall and a compression ring where

the roof

rafters tie together. This is essentially a cone sitting on a cylinder.

Traditionally, yurts were used in central Asia by nomadic herding family

groups and tribes. These versatile structures have been around for at

least 2500 years. Recently the yurt (or “ger” as it is traditionally

called) has been imported to North America and Europe. Modern design

changes have been incorporated, such as steel fasteners and

architectural fabric coverings. This ancient design is still finding new

and innovative uses in the modern world.


Three types of yurtsare predominant in the world today. The fabric yurt, which Shelter

Designs builds, is a portable, fabric-covered yurt based on the

Mongolian ger. A frame-panel yurt is a permanent structure built of wood

with a yurt-style roof. Lastly, is the traditional ger from central

Asia. For more about Yurts visit the frequently asked questions page at

Shelter Designs HERE

Upcoming Events With

Shelter Designs Yurts

Hey neighbors! Come experience a Shelter Designs 20' Eco-Yurt at Localfest in Caras Park, Missoula

Montana, May 15th, 2010.

This new 20' Yurt will feature new fabric innovations including: an 8'

screened roll up wall section, and our new ProBalance roof. ProBalance

is a unique vinyl coated polyester with the look and feel of a natural

woven fabric. We are also un-vieling our newest design innovation, a

portable platform specifically engineered for yurts. These insulated,

modular flooring systems easily click together to fit any size yurt.

Localfest is a celebration of the vibrant local economy of Northwest Montana and is hosted by the Missoula Sustainable Business Council.

Learn more at sustainablebusinesscouncil.org



Shelter Designs LLC,

571 Old Hwy 2 N Troy,



Montana 59935 *

(406)295-4661 * [email protected]

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