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René K. Müller

written by René K. Müller, last updated Sun, November 25, 2007

I live in a 6.4m yurt I built in fall 2005, and since then dwell exclusivly in my yurt:


6.4m Yurt

  • diameter 6.40m (19.4')
  • circumference 20m (67')
  • 64 roof poles
  • wall height 1.50m (4.5')
  • wall geometry
    • roof poles/junction width 31.4cm
    • hole distance 21.2cm, first hole 6cm below top
    • 10 holes/junctions
  • roof tilt αroof aprx 26
  • total height aprx. 2.77m (9.2')
  • crown-wheel diameter 1.22m (8 segment polygon)
  • area roof 38m2
  • area wall 30m2
  • door width 94.2cm (3 poles wide, 3 x 31.4cm), 150cm height
  • wall/khana: 2 sections each 30 1/2 twin laths

Calculation done via yurt notes I collected.

2006/11/26 16:01
2006/11/26 16:00
2006/11/26 16:02
The thermal insulation was first only 4 layers of bubblewrap, which wasn't really sufficent for the winter 2006, wich was long and cold. For the winter 2006/2007 I upgraded the yurt with straw filled jute blankets, which worked very well:

2006/11/04 15:52
All 13 segments put up ...
2006/11/25 12:59
Finished straw insulation with new PE rain cover
2006/11/26 13:59

And the interior (kitchen, bathroom, bed, office desk, lab desk):

Development desk (south west)
2007/01/02 14:14
Kitchen section (east)
2007/01/02 14:16
Bed (north)
2007/01/02 14:17
Bed, crown-wheel, skylight & fan (north)
2007/01/02 14:19
Office desk (west)
2007/01/02 14:20
Door / construction desk (south)
2007/01/02 14:20

And a couple of photos of pitching the yurt in fall 2006:

2006/10/11 16:44
2006/10/12 15:36
2006/10/12 17:49
And so on ...
2006/10/17 14:47
2006/10/17 17:30
Extending lattice wall / khana
2006/10/17 17:58
Adding single layer of double layered bubble-wrap
2006/10/18 16:55
Putting up wall rain cover
2006/10/18 17:38
Wall rain cover put up (2)
2006/10/18 18:24

Links

  • My Yurt Diary, where I write about my experiences while living in and building yurts


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