A yurt as living space?


There are more and more nature-loving people who want to live in a yurt. The yurt works well as a simple house, holiday accommodation or to expand its living space in nature. The round shape and the appealing construction allow many to immerse themselves in a world, far from the hustle and bustle of modern times.

With the materials available today and the right equipment, a yurt can be inhabited year-round. In order to get closer to his dream of "yurt as living space", we have put together some information here.

Where should the yurt stand?

A well-chosen parking space is crucial for a long Lifespan of the materials! Therefore, it is advisable to choose the environment carefully. An ideal place is level and open on all sides. The yurt should not be set up under trees or too close to bushes. It is better to avoid shady, swampy and damp depressions entirely. If the ground is uneven or on a slope, we recommend building a platform for the yurt.

What should the yurt stand for?

With a residential yurt, a wooden floor is of course an advantage, whether it should be additionally insulated depends on the needs and demands of the customers.

If possible, we recommend building the wooden floor yourself. If you don't think so, you can have the floor or the pedestal built by a carpenter or carpenter nearby. For ecological reasons, it makes perfect sense to use your own resources nearby. Although we can offer ready-made floor elements, this always requires a substrate prepared by the customer.

Does a yurt need a building permit?

We are often asked about building permits for residential yurts. Every church regulates such matters differently, so we as Zeltwelt unfortunately no reliable information!


Basically, a yurt runs as a nomad tent under mobile construction. As soon as it is equipped with a permanent substructure such as a pedestal or wooden floor, we move in a gray area. So if you want to leave your yurt standing for a longer period of time, you should perhaps inquire in advance with the respective municipality about the regulations at the relevant location. As is so often the case in life, however, “where there is no plaintiff - there no judge”.

What equipment do I need?

If you want to live in a yurt all year round, you can't avoid isolation. However, we are of the opinion that isolation is not absolutely necessary for occasional use or for holiday accommodation. With a wood stove you can reach a yurt of medium size, even in the deepest Winter a pleasant warmth. Insulation helps to store heat and in summer it keeps the heat out. The disadvantage, however, is the resulting dark interior.

What design options are there?

A yurt is tailored to the needs of our customers. The question of the purpose and of course the budget always arises. An insulated living yurt can be equipped in different ways. Depending on the options, you can choose a simpler basic equipment such as a middle chimney socket and a wooden door with window or perhaps a luxury version with a skylight dome, wall-high windows and side chimney systems. A lockable door is often required as standard for residential yurts.


How much care does the yurt need?

With a permanent installation we deprive the yurt of its original nomadic background. Thanks to innovative materials such as ours Tent fabric «Premium», a permanent installation is possible in our latitudes. However, this material should also be checked and monitored periodically. who one Cleaning and  If required, priming or impregnation. occasionally, will increase the lifespan of the cover and enjoy your yurt for a long time.

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