A yurt as bad weather protection for a forest playgroup.
Location Schlatt TG
Customer Playgroup Forest Fairy
Date August 2015
occasion Children's Group
Key data Yurt 7m
Here in the exhibition are a 6m yurt and a 6m tepee, which were seen from the train. The customer contacted us and arranged a consultation. They wanted to buy a weather protection for a playgroup.
A yurt provides weatherproof protection in any weather and is easy to operate even with a group of children. It can be heated and cooked comfortably in an oven in it. Thanks to the stove, the heat is stored longer and you do not constantly refill wood. This leaves more time for childcare.
The customer was next to the house a piece of land available, which they could use for the yurt. However, the course had a slope and had to be leveled before the construction with an excavator. Since this is a year-round installation and the yurt is used for a commercial purpose, the client obtained a building permit from the community.
Normally we orient the entrance to the east, but there was the road and we decided on site together with the customer to align the yurt with the door to the house for safety reasons. For the yurt this has no influence on the statics and so a staircase leads directly to the entrance.
Since the yurt is also used for cooking and it could perhaps be too hot, the customer wished two opposite windows, which provide if necessary for the necessary passage. We have also equipped the Kamindächli with a cable so that it can be opened faster.
Information about the customer
Nearby we have a forest playgroup that allows children to explore nature in all its diversity. They deal with the four seasons and what a rich supply of material is offered by nature to play. It is sung, told and discovered.
It's great when children are allowed to get dirty and eat a z'nüni, z'mittag or z'Vieri for a fire.