|Interior panorama of a 30' Eco-Yurt
Eco-Yurt™: The Green, Natural Home
Live a non-toxic, sustainable lifestyle in our handmade shelters
All of our yurts offer low-impact living and a smaller ecological footprint. In our commitment to building Earth-friendly shelters, we proudly present our sustainably-constructed Eco-Yurt™.
Local, sustainably-harvested lumber is incorporated into every Eco-Yurt frame. Our roof rafters are made exclusively of hand-peeled Lodge Pole pine. The best trees for this purpose, ie., straight with small knots, are collected from densely vegetated areas of the forest that benefit from highly selective thinning. Whenever possible, we work closely with local loggers, including a horse logger, to purchase high-quality logs which are harvested based on a forest health management approach. We mill the lumber ourselves or hire local millers to do the work. After carefully selecting only the finest quality wood available, we hand craft the frame. By keeping the lumber production as close to home as we can, we ensure that the ecological footprint of our frames stays within our watershed. This also bolsters the local economy and keeps us connected to the forest we call home.
Shelter Designs, LLC yurts use a non-toxic, no-VOC, food grade Tung oil as the wood finish for the Eco-Yurt. We thin our Tung oil with a natural citrus product. Biodegradable citrus solvent is naturally occurring in nature as a component of citrus peel oil. This durable Tung oil/citrus combination is a perfect finish for the Eco-Yurt™.
By living in a yurt you will have made the choice to live more simply and sustainably. A Shelter Designs Eco-Yurt™ will help take you to the next level in a green, healthy living environment. Receive a quote on an Eco-Yurt™ today!