|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
ABOUT SHELTER DESIGN YURTS
(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
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
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]