Helping You to Get a Yurt

Searching for the least expensive, most direct, simple, sustainable yurt solutions, to bridge you from longing to living, in the yurt of your dreams

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mujaan: The Craftsman (of Yurts)

If you are interested in DIY yurt building and you can go the $19.95 for purchasing a DVD, checkout Mujaan (The Craftsman) at and/or checkout a bit at You Tube.

Bruce Sargent

Physics of Yurt Walls

What I have noted in constructing yurt walls is that when the assembled wall is erected, placed in a circle and attached to the door frame, an extremely interesting event occurs: individual wall rods behave like an archer's bow, especially if straight rods are used rather then steam bent rods. Imagine a straight piece of wood bent around and imaginary cylinder, and now imagine the straight piece of wood at a diagonal being bent around a cylinder like a yurt wall rod and you will get that each piece of wood is being bent like an archer's bow. The wood attempts to straighten under tension and gives strength to the wall. How this all interacts with the vector forces of the roof resting on the wall heads, I've not worked out yet. Maybe someone is or knows a physicist or engineer who might contribute to understanding this interaction. Please feel free to comment or find a friend who can comment on this curious fact about yurts, especially those Mongolian yurts built with straight wall rods.

Bruce Sargent

Friday, November 27, 2009

Laurel Nest Yurts: NC Source Near Asheville

A North Carolina source for yurts near Asheville has a beautiful website, displaying beautiful yurts made by beautiful people. Visit them and share them freely.

For Love of Yurts: helping you get a yurt home!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Colorado Yurts Builds the Ultimate Backcountry Shelter

Colorado Yurts has built the ultimate backcountry shelter called the Winter Stout Alpine Yurt. Check out Stout's slide show at

It is well worth the visit.

Snow loads can challenge yurt constructions. A cubic foot of snow weighs 10 pounds. In the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, snow can reach a depth of 5 feet on a yurt roof. On my 16 foot yurt that could come to 6 or 7 tons of weight. Stout's engineering takes snow load to even greater extremes and looks to me to be good for it.

Stout's center metal ring support reminds me of a Mongolian bagana or a "tree of life" that supports the roof ring and opens to the "eye of God." The center treatment is clearly functional, designed to hold many tons of snow, and is beautiful as well as functional. Bravo, Colorado Yurt Company! You make yurts with heart and courage. You are clearly expanding your product line into shelters for extreme conditions and for the people who thrive in them. I would love to see one of your Alpine Yurts at the top of Vermont's Bromley Mountain Ski Resort to greet backcountry skiers, boarders and hikers on their return.

Bruce W Sargent

Two More Stores to Carry FOR LOVE OF YURTS

Two more stores will carry For Love of Yurts: Building an Ultra Simple Yurt Home for Under a $1000.

Hunger Mountain Co-op is now carrying the book in its wellness department.
623 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-8000

LACE will carry the book as of December 2nd in the Art Gallery
Local Agricultural Community Exchage
159 Main Street
Barre, VT

Bruce W Sargent

Monday, November 23, 2009

For Love of Yurts: Bookstores and Web sources

For Love of Yurts: Building an Ultra Simple Yurt Home for Under a $1000 is now available at
Bear Pond Books
77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602-2931
(802) 229-0774

Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255
(802) 362-2200

The Book Garden
50 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602-2957
(802) 223-2824


as well as at

Sunday, November 22, 2009

For Love of Yurts in Seven Days

Seven Days, Burlington VT Newspaper

Gutenberg Redux, Part II: Vermont Gets Another Espresso Book Machine

State of the Arts

Thursday, November 19, 2009

For Love of Yurts Featured on Tiny House Blog

For Love of Yurts has been featured on Tiny House Blog this past week. Check them out at They have many wonderful articles on sustainable and essential shelter.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ebook Availability of FOR LOVE OF YURTS

For Love of Yurts: Building an Ultra Simple Yurt Home for Under a $1000 is now available electronically at Scribd's store and at Amazon as a Kindle book at $12.95. The book is also available as a PDF file at at the same number. Consider green reading. Save the money along with saving the trees.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

For Love of Yurts is at Amazon,com (Sort of)

For Love of Yurts is at, sort of. At searching for "Bruce W Sargent" and for "For Love of Yurts" goes to the book. However, searching for "Yurts" doesn't. What's with that?
The book is available at Shires Press by putting "For Love of Yurts" in the search window and at my website www.forloveof

Monday, November 2, 2009 goes live! again!

Thanks to Aaron Handford, and Floating World Web Design, the website, is again up and running. Check it out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009 is down :(

My website, is down. It seems to be working for Mac's but not PC's.
Those wishing a paperback book can obtain one from the printer/publisher Shires Press . Those wishing an ebook will have to wait for Aaron Handford at Floatingworld Web Hosting to work his magic.