Shelter Designs strives to provide an optimal home environment or guest retreat to serve your needs for comfortable and sustainable living. We offer custom options for windows, walls, doors, and items that will improve your yurt's livability and comfort. We are happy to work with you on any ideas you may have about customizing your yurt. Please contact us for more details.
Shelter Designs uses high quality solid wood or steel exterior doors for your yurt, not plywood and plexiglass! The base price of your yurt includes a solid wood or steel door with a half light thermal pane window. We offer optional opening windows in our full and half light steel doors. We also offer solid wood, 6 panel doors for maximum security.
If you desire multiple entrances we can add another door. A 48" wide french door is one of our more popular options. We also offer a full light screen door for our standard 36" entryway and a screen curtain for the french door.
All Shelter Designs' yurts come standard with removable, flexible 48" x 48" vinyl windows. A removable fine mesh screen is included with every vinyl window to keep out the smallest of insects. You can add additional windows to meet your needs.
Shelter Designs also offers an opening thermal pane glass window. Choose from 3' x 3', 3' x 4' or 3' x 5'. This single hung window comes attractively set in its own frame and is easily and efficiently installed. Our energy star glass windows come completely trimmed and cased, there is no additional work required from you!
A very popular option is our 8' screen roll up wall, with or without a clear vinyl window. This screen section provides maximum ventilation and views.
Shelter Designs' insulation package will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We use an effective, reflective product that has proven itself through many extreme Montana seasons. Our wall insulation comes in a panelized form with the insulation sewn directly to the liner material to maximize adjustability for window openings. Our roof insulation and liner are separate pieces.
This is a Shelter Designs' exclusive feature, offering comfort and warmth for the most extreme weather environments. Our Arctic Insulation package adds 1/2" thick flexible foam to our regular insulation package. Boost your R-value by adding Arctic Insulation to your yurt.
Choose amongst three quality vinyl-coated fabrics:
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further details on our yurt roof covers. All choices come in a wide variety of colors. Please contact us for samples!
Choose between two quality exterior fabrics:
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further details on our yurt wall fabrics. All choices come in a wide variety of colors. Please contact us for samples!
Every Shelter Designs yurt wall comes with grommets spaced every foot around the bottom of the exterior wall to securely anchor the fabric to the floor frame. Take the next step to fully seal the bottom of your wall and keep out stray drafts and those creepy crawlies! This SD exclusive feature connects the wall to the floor frame with 2" hook and loop around the entire bottom perimeter, providing the ultimate seal from the elements.
Spruce up the look of your yurt while adding extra protection from splashing water and snow accumulation! This 18" band of Duro-Last attaches to the bottom of your exterior wall, adding an attractive look and practical protection from the elements.
The snow and wind kit consist of upright supports under each roof rafter, and a cable blocking system in the rafters. The upright supports are attached to the rafters, lattice and floor. These structural components increases the yurt’s ability to withstand extreme load conditions.
Our easy to install flashing kit will be made to fit the size of pipe that you need (up to 8" in diameter). Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to see what heating option is best for you.
Connect any yurts together with our insulated tunnel for a multi yurt living environment.
This feature offers fabric gutters that are attached with grommets to the sidewall of your yurt. Bulkhead fittings are installed to easily connect downspouts to a cistern. Catch the rainwater off your yurt roof for all of your non-potable water needs.
Maintain a bug free environment in your yurt while still benefiting from an open skylight for maximum ventilation.
These are our most popular options. Opening the skylight allows for maximum ventilation, drawing hot air out of your living space. The tinted dome provides a significant shield from the hot sun, keeping your yurt cooler, while still providing a view the blue sky, white clouds, and trees.
Upgrade your hardware to stainless steel for extreme maritime conditions.
Advertise your business on your yurt! Your name and logo can be placed on the valance or roof for maximum visibility. One color and up to 5' x 5'. Contact us for more details.
These window coverings will maximize the efficiency of your yurt's insulation in extremely cold climates.
Keep the air circulating in your yurt by installing a ceiling fan. This attractive mount has an electrical box mortised into it for mounting most types of ceiling fans.
This is a central pole designed to support the roof in extreme loading conditions. This option is ideal when the yurt is mostly unoccupied or is not maintained during harsh winter conditions. Please call to see if this option is right for you.