Like any building development, there’s a lot of back-and-forth. I mean it’s not a linear effort. Thus far I’ve covered yurt topics from getting started to climate and prices. However, design is always involved. Herein are some creative yurt doorway options.The yurt doorway is an important consideration for functionality. It’s a good idea to design before concluding the yurt purchase.
For example, some companies offer an awning made of roofing fabric that is welded over the door. Yet custom construction is required to create a wood or metal support for it. Another idea is to utilize the awning from one yurt roof to another. Most yurt sales experts have experiences and pictures to share.
Colorado Yurts offers an awning where the fabric zips into the rain cricket. The steel framework is attached to the door frame.
Rainer Industries in Washington custom crafts door awnings as pictured with wood and acrylic. But if you’re not close to a yurt manufacturer with such options, it may be best to construct it on site.
Since yurts can be permitted and are so economical, commercial use is expanding. And as yurt manufacturers aim to please, I continuously learn interesting canopy designs for entryway protection.
Pacific Yurts offers a changeable banner system. They build a framework into the fabric roof that allows you to lace in the banner. This is wonderful for businesses that require changes. A banner may be ideal for identification in yurt communities as well, – like a street address.
Don’t forget to consider where the doorway is placed. Feng Shui practitioners have great suggestions. I learned that Mongolians follow the Native American Medicine Wheel or the Navajo hogan with the door opening to the south.
As yurt companies expand, so does creativity and doorway options. Mongolian door pictured is from www.ulaantaij.com. I invite you to share your favorite yurt doorway in the comment option below.