Yurt Design/Build

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Derived from the traditional Mongolian moveable shelter, the modern yurt is for many an economical, creative, durable, and versatile form of housing. The yurt can work as a home, a temporary shelter or creative work space. Consisting of a few elemental parts, we will build a simple yurt that includes the lattice wall, tension cable, doorway, roof rafters, roof ring, dome and fabric covering. With minimal woodworking skills, a home of complex and magical beauty can be made at modest cost. As the group saws, drills, glues, nails, and assembles the parts together that comprise the yurt framework, then cuts and joins materials for the covering, you will gain the experience that will allow you to make your own yurt to suit any need from year-round home to a room of one's own.


AIA Credit Courses, Whole Structure Design/Build, Woodworking and Craft


All levels


  • Sterling College: 1 Continuing Education Unit ($130 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 14 Learning Units

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