The Big Sky Yurt combines the best of both worlds – excellent quality at a reasonable price. The Big Sky yurt uses premium dimensional lumber for the rafters and snow and wind legs (2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10). Sizes range from 12’ all the way up to the epic 40’. The Big Sky is packed with generous standard features and has a myriad of custom options available to suit your tastes.
The Eco-Yurt is a one of a kind, truly handcrafted yurt found only at Shelter Designs. We know you will appreciate the extra love and attention that goes into one. Small diameter round lodgepole pine are used for the rafters and snow and wind legs, giving this sustainable yurt a rustic, western, log cabin feel.
12’ yurts are 113 sq. ft. – 2×4 roof rafter standard (Big Sky Model)
16’ yurts are 201 sq. ft. – 2×4 roof rafter standard (Big Sky Model)
20’ yurts are 314 sq. ft. – 2×4 roof rafter standard (Big Sky Model)
24’ yurts are 452 sq. ft. – 2×6 roof rafter standard (Big Sky Model)
27’ yurts are 572 sq. ft. – 2×6 roof rafter standard (Big Sky Model)
30’ yurts are 706 sq. ft. – 2×6 roof rafter standard (Big Sky Model)
35’ yurts are 962 sq. ft. (only available with the Big Sky model) – 2×8 roof rafter standard
40’ yurts are 1,256 sq. ft. (only available with the Big Sky model) – 2×8 roof rafter standard
** Larger roof rafters may be used in heavy snow and wind load conditions **
Choose amongst two quality vinyl-coated fabrics:
ProShield is our standard roof fabric and carries an 8-year warranty. Duro Last is our premier roof fabric and carries a 15-year warranty.
Choose your roof color:
Choose between two quality exterior fabrics:
Starfire: our standard wall covering is an acrylic top-coated polyester. It carries a 5-year warranty and has sewn seams. Star800: our premier wall fabric is a vinyl-coated polyester. It carries an 8-year warranty, offers easy cleaning, and has welded seams.
Choose your wall color:
Snow and wind kit
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.
Bottom splash band
Spruce up the look of your yurt while adding extra protection from splashing water and snow accumulation! We make the bottom 18” of your wall with 15-year DuroLast fabric, adding an attractive look and practical protection from the elements.
Bottom hook and loop attachment
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.
Shelter Designs uses high-quality solid fiberglass exterior doors for your yurt, not plywood and plexiglass! The base price of your yurt includes a fiberglass door with an operable half-light thermal pane window. This included half-light 36” door can be upgraded to a full light 36” door (glass is fixed – non-operable) or a 48” Full light French Door.
You may add additional doors (36” half-light, 36” full light or 48” french Doors) to your yurt. 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″ fabric windows. A removable fine mesh screen is included with every fabric 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.
Insulation package and interior fabric liner
Shelter Designs’ Basic insulation package will help keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The insulation material helps keep radiant heat inside the yurt, and is very effective while your heat source is going. 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.
Arctic Insulation is a Shelter Designs exclusive. It features a double-sided reflective barrier with an added 1/2″ flexible foam, raising the heat retention of any yurt. For 4 season yurt living in moderate and cold climates, Arctic insulation is often the key to making your yurt more comfortable (along with insulating your floor). The addition of the foam layer gives you a small amount of R-value in addition to the reflective thermal barrier. This means that your heat will stay in the yurt longer than with our Basic insulation.
Stovepipe flashing kit
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.
SIPS Floor System
SIPS panels are prefabricated, insulated panels (5 ½” foam core) that are sheeted on top and bottom with ½” OSB. They have the proper radius cuts on the outside panels and click together to form a perfectly round, insulated platform for your yurt. A simple post and beam system needs to be constructed onsite by the customer for the panels to bear on and attach down to. Take the guesswork out of how to build the needed round base for you yurt by choosing a SIPS floor.
Included in the price of a SIPS floor is the 3/4” plywood perimeter wrap; unpainted bender board ripped to the correct width; OSB connecting splines; long timber screws to secure the panels to the beams; mastic for all foam to wood connections. Not included are the 2×6 splines and the nails or screws to connect panels together or the perimeter wrap and bender board materials.