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ISBN13: 9781586858919
ISBN10: 1586858912
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Yurt Yurts inspire a sacred connection between people and their environment, between living and nature, between humankind and the forces that shape the world in which we live. Yurts: Living in the Round takes you on a journey, starting with nomads in Central Asia who still use the yurt today as their ancestors did in ancient times and ending with modern-day innovators who redesigned yurts (previously only used in the backcountry and at campgrounds) for use as modern permanent homes and offices. Yurts also offers advice on every aspect of setting up modern fabric yurts-from foundations and heating to building codes, bear proofing, and interior design. Photographs throughout book rouse your imagination, and the extensive resource section gives you the information you need to take the first step toward realizing your own yurt dreams. It is possible to meet our shelter needs without draining natural and personal resources. Yurts can help you reenvision your understanding of home from that of a market commodity to a concept of sacred space in which you can nourish your soul and find your place in the world. Whether or not you actually move into a round space, the concept and philosophy of living in the round will enrich your understanding of shelter and all its possibilities. BECKY KEMERY encountered her first yurt at a retreat center in the early 1990s. Since then, she has lived in four different yurts in three states, through both harsh winters and scorching summers, in community situations and solo. When Becky gives advice through the pages of this book, it is as an insider, someone who has made mistakes and knows the potential pitfalls as well as the sheer joy of living in a beautifulround space. Having purchased yurts from different companies and then set them up, she knows the importance of clear instructions and customer service from a good company. Becky's sources of heat have ranged from propane heaters to wood stoves and radiant heat from hot spring

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Kemery, who has lived in and set up four different yurts, describes the environmentally friendly living space, from its architecture and history to types, including the experiences of those who have built their own. Many color photos show examples of construction, and tapered wall, modern fabric, and frame panel yurts, their design and use of interior space. Kemery also explains heating and cooling options, choosing a company, setting up a yurt, maintenance, and insurance. A resource guide to products and companies is included, as well as building codes, sample plans, and diagrams.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Kemery, who has lived in and set up four different yurts, describes the environmentally friendly living space, from its architecture and history to types, including the experiences of those who have built their own. Many color photos show examples of construction, and tapered wall, modern fabric, and frame panel yurts, their design and use of interior space. Kemery also explains heating and cooling options, choosing a company, setting up a yurt, maintenance, and insurance. A resource guide to products and companies is included, as well as building codes, sample plans, and diagrams. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, thoroughly modern, utterly versatile, and immensely popular modern structure whose possibilities are still being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from back country trekking and campground uses to modern permanent homes and offices. Yurts: Living in the Round shows how to build, insulate, ventilate, and transport a yurt, plus shares invaluable information on everything from foundations and heating to building codes and floor plans. Inspiring and imaginative photographs plus an extensive resource section offer all the information needed to take the next step. Explore the benefits of circular living, in locations as diverse as the mountains of France, a retreat center in Chile, a bed and breakfast in Georgia, and many more

Yurts reveals:

Which kind of yurt to buy

Where to find a yurt, find a builder, or get plans to do it yourself

Floor plans for a variety of yurts

Case studies and personal stories of yurt dwellers

Ideas on combining yurts with outbuildings or satellite yurts

Plus, an extensive resource section and index

Synopsis:

Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, thoroughly modern, utterly versatile, and immensely popular modern structure whose possibilities are still being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from back country trekking and campground uses to modern permanent homes and offices.

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Kim G., March 24, 2008 (view all comments by Kim G.)
My husband and I have been staying in yurts for years on the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Parks and Recreation does a fabulous job with the upkeep of all their yurts. We have completely fallen in love with “yurting,” so much so that we plan to purchase our own yurt someday. Prior to the recent publication of this book, we mainly did our research online. There are other books out on yurts but nothing as comprehensive as Becky Kemery’s book. Ms. Kemery’s book is a fascinating read on the history of yurts. The photographs of yurts are beautiful. Ms. Kemery has gone into so much detail, discussing yurt companies, building codes and construction. This wonderful book has given our dream of yurt owning more detail. Sharing this book has made it possible for family and friends to understand our love of yurting and see what we hope to build someday.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781586858919
Author:
Kemery, Becky
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Subject:
Yurts.
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
146
Dimensions:
8.58x8.48x.51 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, thoroughly modern, utterly versatile, and immensely popular modern structure whose possibilities are still being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from back country trekking and campground uses to modern permanent homes and offices. Yurts: Living in the Round shows how to build, insulate, ventilate, and transport a yurt, plus shares invaluable information on everything from foundations and heating to building codes and floor plans. Inspiring and imaginative photographs plus an extensive resource section offer all the information needed to take the next step. Explore the benefits of circular living, in locations as diverse as the mountains of France, a retreat center in Chile, a bed and breakfast in Georgia, and many more

Yurts reveals:

Which kind of yurt to buy

Where to find a yurt, find a builder, or get plans to do it yourself

Floor plans for a variety of yurts

Case studies and personal stories of yurt dwellers

Ideas on combining yurts with outbuildings or satellite yurts

Plus, an extensive resource section and index

"Synopsis" by , Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, thoroughly modern, utterly versatile, and immensely popular modern structure whose possibilities are still being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from back country trekking and campground uses to modern permanent homes and offices.
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