Yurt Living – Creative Doorway Designs

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 I invite you to share your favorite yurt doorway in the comment option below.

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Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

Enjoy reading some of my freelance writing about environmental design, fashion and art -- from both consumer and supplier perspectives. You may notice I focus most on individual eco designers, movers and shakers.

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I'm originally a Kentucky Blue Grass gal who relocated to Maui early 2006 and the tropical Puna District of Big Island, Hawaii late 2007. Walk the talk is my motto here.

Early 2009 I constructed a yurt home office in a semi-urban setting on a tiny lot. My water comes from the sky, contained in a catchment that's not likely to dry in this rain forest. The electric is designed for solar conversion. I grow about 30% of my food organically, compost, and recycle to the hilt. Permaculture with a full eco system is my gardening style.

In fact, gardening is my ultimate joy. I seek gigs like design, weeding and planting between other jobs. My love is Hawai'i which has more climate zones than any state. There are frequent earthquakes here, typically under a 3.0 magnitude, and I happen to dig the vibrations. It's a wonderful simple life in paradise. As I grow older and wiser, I become more and more grateful.

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