Durable Yurt Construction

Our Yurt Building Process

Quality is not an add-on, it is our standard.

As yurt builders at Shelter Designs, we use only the highest quality materials and methods of yurt construction to build yurts for sale. This means hand selecting every single board before it goes into the production stream to ensure it meets our rigorous quality and engineering standards.  All of the wood frame components are measured and cut using precisely constructed jigs to insure accuracy. They are then assembled with meticulous care by our experienced wood shop staff. The fabric components of your yurt are designed using sophisticated software and precision cut using an advanced automated cutting table. They are then welded or sewn together by the skilled workers in the fabric department.  Every piece of your yurt is created in Montana by skilled tradespeople, not outsourced to the lowest bidder. A thorough review of every component insures an unparalleled product goes out the door for our quality yurts.

We ordered three 20 foot yurts from Shelter Designs to use at our summer camp for camper housing units to replace our aging cabins.  These yurts greatly exceeded our expectations for craftsmanship and the ease of assembly. They look great and have been well received by our guests.  We comfortably can fit 5 bunk beds in each yurt so we can put a full cabin group of 10 kids in each one. We went with the big 8-foot screen openings and a couple of windows that overlook the lake so the views through the walls are spectacular.  We had a boy scout take on the assembly of one of the yurts as his Eagle project. With no previous experience other than watching the video, he was able to assemble the entire yurt with 5 other youth in about 6 hours. We couldn’t be more pleased with the Shelter Designs Yurts.

Steve Meyer, Camp Lutherhaven, Couer d’ Alene, Idaho

Thank you so much for providing such a first-rate, quality yurt. We have had numerous retreats housing up to 5 people in each 16’ yurt; kids, adults, family and they have stood the test of teens! They are amazingly cozy during the winter, they withstood several feet of snow on the roofs and cool down nicely in the evening during hot summer months. Everyone seems to really enjoy the uniqueness of living in the round, nothing gets relegated to the corner! And they are so adorable, like little colored mushrooms all over the property. The favorite seems to be listening to the rain on the roof, under warm covers and a toasty fire. It is like camping, with a little more insulation from the elements!

Ed & Julie, Spirit Vision Retreat

Shelter Designs yurts are a fantastic quality at a great price. We are thrilled with our 20′ eco-yurt and all our friends are jealous. The hand-finished Montana pine rafters and supports give the yurt a natural, almost log cabin feel. Aside from providing gorgeous yurts, Shelter Designs has top customer service. Anytime we had a question during the process of waiting for the yurt and after getting the yurt, they always responded in a quick, friendly and professional manner. We highly recommend buying your yurt from Shelter Designs! Thank you guys!

Crystal Water, Feathered Pipe Ranch, Helena, Montana

My whole experience with Shelter Designs has been a positive one. From the initial contact information to picking up of the new yurt, the folks at Shelter Designs make it a personal process and their enthusiasm for their product instills confidence as a buyer. I was especially impressed with the workmanship and care that is taken in all the different parts of the Yurt. I do not believe you can buy a better built more esthetically pleasing yurt anywhere. I am looking forward to my next yurt purchase later this year.

Ben Zavora, Owner of Beartooth Powder Guides, Cooke City, Montana

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We’ve been building the finest quality yurts in America since 1999.

As you look to start your dream build, we’re confident you won’t find a better experience from start to finish than with our professional, experienced yurt builder team.


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