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Yurt Time! Yurt Cost and the Foundation Plus Fourth of July Fun, Mexico Trip and Graduations!
July 08, 2021
The Actual Cost Of A YurtYurts are beautiful structures that can be used as permanent homes, temporary housing, cabins, studios or simply extra space. The cost of a yurt depends on its use. The major factors to consider when choosing a yurt are the yurt package, the platform cost and the cost of interior finishes.
Add-ons To The Yurt PackageThe prices that you see on yurt websites are the base price. A 30’ Colorado Yurt starts at $16,752. There are many add ons, however, that most people will want to purchase. Some of the add ons that we purchased were:
Another expense is crating and shipping. Crating cost about $750 dollars and shipping cost around $3,000. All in all, our yurt cost a little over $30,000.
Platform CostThere is no floor in the yurt package. You must build a platform that serves as a foundation and floor. We are using mostly reclaimed materials so our budget is on the low end at $5,000. A yurt platform can cost $17,000 or more. Some of the materials we are using include:
Yurts look best with exposed foundations so the foundation should be attractive. Using gravel, stain, nice wood and decorative accents adds to the cost of the platform. Another cost consideration includes what type of flooring you want in your yurt. Hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring or tile are all options.
Another cost to consider with a platform is the insulation under the floor. We plan on using spray foam insulation which costs about $700 per 600 square feet. We want a good seal under our floor to keep cold air and pests out.
Interior FinishesYurts are shells and interior finishes must be purchased. Our home will include:
Just like a stick built home the cost of interior finishes depends on the materials used. You will need to:
All these considerations need to be thought out when purchasing a yurt. Because banks will not lend on yurts, it has to be a cash flowed project. We have wanted a yurt for over ten years. It seemed like an inexpensive option when we first looked into them. It didn’t take long to realize that we would need a lot of cash to get the project up off the ground. God blessed us abundantly when our house in California sold for a very good price giving us that chunk of cash we needed! We are so excited and can’t wait to share our platform and yurt raising photos with you in the next issue.
Fourth of JulyThe Fourth of July is a huge celebration in our small town. The oldest rodeo in our state takes place here and lasts the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, followed by a parade down main street. Stands are set up in the park and we really make an event of it.
This year, we were able to have an Industrious Family Films stand. We sold our movies and some crocheted baskets. The little kids also enjoyed some old fashioned sports like the egg toss, foot races, and fishing for toys like in Pollyanna.
The older boys were also very happy to help run a concession stand for our church at the rodeo. Late on the fourth, we watched the town firework display from our property. We had a great view and there was an even greater display.
Summer Birthday Partiesbackyard Highland games, luau birthday party, and a Mad Hatters Tea.
GraduationsMary, a 2020 graduate, and Faustina, a 2021 graduate, enjoyed a joint graduation at Our Lady of Victory School. It was a beautiful ceremony that began with Mass and was followed by the ceremony in which they were handed their diplomas.
The two girls are eager to embrace and pursue Catholic moviemaking careers. They have plenty of ideas for future moviemaking projects. If you want to help financially or offer a word of encouragement, please visit our pay it forward page or our contact us page.
Our Trip To MexicoMary, Faustina and Becket were invited to an ordination in Mexico the second week in June. They had a great time and were honored to attend the first traditional ordination in Mexico since the Second Vatican Council.
Our hosts did not speak English, and we spoke no Spanish so we spoke mainly through gestures and guessing at what they were saying. They were very nice people and we really enjoyed talking to them. They were always laughing and light hearted. There were three days of conferences and Pontifical High Masses celebrated by Cardinal Burke and, of course, the ordination. It was such a blessing to be there!
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