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Thoreau Aluminum Framed 16.4ft 211 sq. ft. Ready to Build Modern Mongolian Ger Yurt Kit

In the Spring of 1846 Henry David Thoreau decided to build himself a small cabin in the woods in order to reflect on life and truly understand it’s meaning.

He wanted to distance himself from the daily rigors of society and live deliberately. He did this because he wanted to “live deep and suck out the marrow of life”. 

The Thoreau would make it’s namesake proud. It’s small size comes at the advantage of being light enough to easily transport from one place to another. While the aluminum framing makes this Yurt kit one of the toughest in the industry. Ready to withstand harsh wind and winter months.


The Perfect Portable Yurt Kit

  • 16.4 feet (5 meter) diameter
  • 211 sq. ft. (19.6 sq. m)
  • Height at center: 9.1ft (2.8m) 
  • Height at side: 4.9ft (1.5m) 
  • Snow Load Limit: 4psf (pounds per square foot)

Note: Image color may vary from actual product

At 211 sq. ft. The Thoreau Yurt is slightly bigger than the author’s cabin at Walden Pond but with it’s low cost and easy mobility will give you the same peace of mind.

Even though this home is a proper tiny house it still has enough space to comfortably and easily fit a queen sized bed, a small kitchen and bathroom (toilet and full sized shower). The construction is made out of both bamboo and aluminum giving the ancient design a modern upgrade which makes the construction strong, while remaining relatively light.

Set up is quick and can often times take less than 48 hours.

Standard Thoreau Yurt Kits Include:

  • Thoreau Yurt easy assembly aluminum and bamboo frame
  • Yurt Wall canvas and hardware
  • Yurt roof canvas and hardware
  • 2 small glass windows
  • 1 wooden door
  • 1 roof top hole cover
  • side and roof insulation

Also Standard With Every Yurt Purchase

  • The Best Pricing On The Market
  • Super Fast Shipping
  • Top Notch Customer Service
  • Free Shipping On All Orders
  • Secure Shopping Experience
  • Access To Yurt Experts
  • Financing Options Available


The small glass windows can be opened allowing for fresh air to fill The Thoreau while the 2 glass windows let in plenty of natural light. 

The side and roof insulation will keep temperatures inside the yurt comfortable even when winter month arrive and are yours for no additional cost.

Extra space can be created by building a loft and setting up your sleeping space there.



Here are a few of the custom options you can add to your yurt:

  • Fire resistant inside cover
  • 2 additional cut out windows
  • Custom window sizes
  • Wind kit
  • Choice of 6 side, roof, and inside colors

These are just a few of the more popular custom options. If you are looking for something else, we can likely figure out a solution for you. Just give our friendly and helpful yurt experts a call at 1-844-377-9878.



Venture into the woods with The Thoreau Yurt and live comfortably, stress free, and most importantly, fully.

More Information

            

See Our Yurts Assembled:

Here at The Yurt Store we understand that we are not your only option when it comes down to buying a yurt, but we are determined to be the best option out there.

Unlike most yurt manufacturers our yurts remain true to the classic design of the Mongolian yurt but are built using a modern aluminium frame that makes it much stronger than the wooden frame used by most other manufacturers.

The aluminium frame also increases the mobility of the yurt since it cuts out hundreds of pounds from the construction process. This means that our smaller sized yurts truly are mobile and in some cases can be put up and broken down in as little as a day.

The lightness of our aluminum frame is also what allows us to be the only yurt store on the market to offer free shipping anywhere in the world, a cost that can otherwise be a substantial addition to the total price of the yurt.

We are so determined to be the best yurt store on the internet that in the very unlikely event that you find a price better than ours we will match it!

How is it possible that we offer an iron clad price match guarantee? Well, the image below is a price comparison between a few of our yurts and the main competitors. As you can see, we aren't worried about our competition matching the value that we offer our loyal customers.

Yurt Prices

 

Everyone on The Yurt Store team from our builders to our customer service specialists are here to make your yurt dreams come true!

Give us a call today at 1-844-377-9848 and together we can yurtify your life

Free Shipping Promotion:

Shipping costs for our business are typically around $10 for accessories and can range up to $1500 for larger items. However, for a limited time only, we are offering free shipping on all products internationally! No minimum order required!
TheYurtStore.com reserves the right to cancel this offer at anytime

Order Confirmation:

After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. This means that we have received your order in our system. As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our warehouse to confirm that it is ready for shipment and get your yurt build started for more custom orders. If your item happens to be on backorder, or is otherwise unavailable, we will let you know via email. Once your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will ship the order.

Order Shipment:

Your order will ship within the lead time we have posted on the product page. We will email you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse. If you do not receive tracking information from us by 3 days after the lead time posed on the product page has elapsed, feel free to follow up with us at support@TheYurtStore.com.
Most orders will be shipped by freight. Small items may be delivered by the US Postal Service or by the US Postal Service via FedEx Smartpost or UPS Surepost. Larger items may be delivered via FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, UPS Ground, or Truck Freight. Items shipping via Truck Freight are clearly marked on our website and catalog.
Some large or heavy items require additional shipping and handling charges due to the bulky nature of these products. If an item requires additional shipping and handling charges we will clearly mark this requirement on our website and in our catalog. In most cases, we charge a "flat" rate to ship these items.

International Orders:

Please note: You will be responsible for any applicable taxes and/or duties that will need to be paid upon delivery.

Damages:

ALL SHIPMENT SHOULD BE INSPECTED AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. DAMAGED PACKAGES SHOULD BE REFUSED. If you notice any damage, you should note it on the freight bill and refuse delivery.
If your product is defective, or sustains damage during shipping, and you sign for delivery anyway, you are responsible for that product and we will be unable to file a claim on your behalf.
If you refuse delivery due to damage, please contact us at support@TheYurtStore.com right away. Remember to keep all the original packaging for any items that need to be returned. All returns need to be authorized by our customer service department prior to being processed.
If delivered by Truck Freight, please contact the freight carrier at the phone number on the carrier’s bill. After contacting the carrier, please call TheYurtStore.com Customer Service at (844) 377-9878 for further assistance with the damaged shipment. Please note, signing for your delivery without noting any damages or inability to inspect the delivery on the relevant paperwork legally states that you have received your freight in good condition and TheYurtStore.com cannot be held liable for any damages, missing pieces, etc. that may be incurred as a result of this decision.
Leaving a note or instructions for the driver is considered to be the same as signing for your products in good condition. If you authorize the freight company to leave freight without a signature, TheYurtStore.com cannot be held liable for any damages, missing pieces, etc. that may be incurred as a result of this decision. If you choose to sign for a visibly damaged please note on the relevant paperwork that you are signing for a damaged package; however, TheYurtStore.com cannot be held liable for any damages or missing pieces for accepted via signature delivery.

Cancellations & Refunds:

To cancel an order, reply to the confirmation email you received when you placed your order online. Just tell us why you need to cancel and we will process it as soon as we can. All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $100 administration fee, regardless of whether your order has shipped. If you order has shipped, you will also be responsible for return shipping charges. Orders for custom yurts are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the credit card that you used when placing your order.

How do I return a product?

If you want to return an item, please send an email to support@TheYurtStore.com.

Returns will only be accepted within 30 days of the receipt of your product. The product must be returned unopened in the original packaging. Custom Yurts are non-refundable.

We do not accept returns of used products or customized yurts. You should also provide us with a receipt of your purchase and a reason for returning the item.

Please note that you cannot return an item without a valid return authorization number and there is a 30% restocking fee on all returns. Upon receiving and inspecting the returned product, TheYurtStore.com will issue a refund for the full amount minus restocking/administration fees to the credit card used for the purchase only.

If you attempt to send the item back without a return authorization number, it will be refused, and you will be charged the return shipping costs. Customers are responsible for paying all shipping and handling costs for returning an item.

Thoreau Aluminum Framed 16.4ft 211 sq. ft. Ready to Build Modern Mongolian Ger Yurt Kit

In the Spring of 1846 Henry David Thoreau decided to build himself a small cabin in the woods in order to reflect on life and truly understand it’s meaning.

He wanted to distance himself from the daily rigors of society and live deliberately. He did this because he wanted to “live deep and suck out the marrow of life”. 

The Thoreau would make it’s namesake proud. It’s small size comes at the advantage of being light enough to easily transport from one place to another. While the aluminum framing makes this Yurt kit one of the toughest in the industry. Ready to withstand harsh wind and winter months.


The Perfect Portable Yurt Kit

  • 16.4 feet (5 meter) diameter
  • 211 sq. ft. (19.6 sq. m)
  • Height at center: 9.1ft (2.8m) 
  • Height at side: 4.9ft (1.5m) 
  • Snow Load Limit: 4psf (pounds per square foot)

Note: Image color may vary from actual product

At 211 sq. ft. The Thoreau Yurt is slightly bigger than the author’s cabin at Walden Pond but with it’s low cost and easy mobility will give you the same peace of mind.

Even though this home is a proper tiny house it still has enough space to comfortably and easily fit a queen sized bed, a small kitchen and bathroom (toilet and full sized shower). The construction is made out of both bamboo and aluminum giving the ancient design a modern upgrade which makes the construction strong, while remaining relatively light.

Set up is quick and can often times take less than 48 hours.

Standard Thoreau Yurt Kits Include:

  • Thoreau Yurt easy assembly aluminum and bamboo frame
  • Yurt Wall canvas and hardware
  • Yurt roof canvas and hardware
  • 2 small glass windows
  • 1 wooden door
  • 1 roof top hole cover
  • side and roof insulation

Also Standard With Every Yurt Purchase

  • The Best Pricing On The Market
  • Super Fast Shipping
  • Top Notch Customer Service
  • Free Shipping On All Orders
  • Secure Shopping Experience
  • Access To Yurt Experts
  • Financing Options Available


The small glass windows can be opened allowing for fresh air to fill The Thoreau while the 2 glass windows let in plenty of natural light. 

The side and roof insulation will keep temperatures inside the yurt comfortable even when winter month arrive and are yours for no additional cost.

Extra space can be created by building a loft and setting up your sleeping space there.



Here are a few of the custom options you can add to your yurt:

  • Fire resistant inside cover
  • 2 additional cut out windows
  • Custom window sizes
  • Wind kit
  • Choice of 6 side, roof, and inside colors

These are just a few of the more popular custom options. If you are looking for something else, we can likely figure out a solution for you. Just give our friendly and helpful yurt experts a call at 1-844-377-9878.



Venture into the woods with The Thoreau Yurt and live comfortably, stress free, and most importantly, fully.

More Information

            

See Our Yurts Assembled:

Here at The Yurt Store we understand that we are not your only option when it comes down to buying a yurt, but we are determined to be the best option out there.

Unlike most yurt manufacturers our yurts remain true to the classic design of the Mongolian yurt but are built using a modern aluminium frame that makes it much stronger than the wooden frame used by most other manufacturers.

The aluminium frame also increases the mobility of the yurt since it cuts out hundreds of pounds from the construction process. This means that our smaller sized yurts truly are mobile and in some cases can be put up and broken down in as little as a day.

The lightness of our aluminum frame is also what allows us to be the only yurt store on the market to offer free shipping anywhere in the world, a cost that can otherwise be a substantial addition to the total price of the yurt.

We are so determined to be the best yurt store on the internet that in the very unlikely event that you find a price better than ours we will match it!

How is it possible that we offer an iron clad price match guarantee? Well, the image below is a price comparison between a few of our yurts and the main competitors. As you can see, we aren't worried about our competition matching the value that we offer our loyal customers.

Yurt Prices

 

Everyone on The Yurt Store team from our builders to our customer service specialists are here to make your yurt dreams come true!

Give us a call today at 1-844-377-9848 and together we can yurtify your life

Free Shipping Promotion:

Shipping costs for our business are typically around $10 for accessories and can range up to $1500 for larger items. However, for a limited time only, we are offering free shipping on all products internationally! No minimum order required!
TheYurtStore.com reserves the right to cancel this offer at anytime

Order Confirmation:

After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. This means that we have received your order in our system. As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our warehouse to confirm that it is ready for shipment and get your yurt build started for more custom orders. If your item happens to be on backorder, or is otherwise unavailable, we will let you know via email. Once your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will ship the order.

Order Shipment:

Your order will ship within the lead time we have posted on the product page. We will email you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse. If you do not receive tracking information from us by 3 days after the lead time posed on the product page has elapsed, feel free to follow up with us at support@TheYurtStore.com.
Most orders will be shipped by freight. Small items may be delivered by the US Postal Service or by the US Postal Service via FedEx Smartpost or UPS Surepost. Larger items may be delivered via FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, UPS Ground, or Truck Freight. Items shipping via Truck Freight are clearly marked on our website and catalog.
Some large or heavy items require additional shipping and handling charges due to the bulky nature of these products. If an item requires additional shipping and handling charges we will clearly mark this requirement on our website and in our catalog. In most cases, we charge a "flat" rate to ship these items.

International Orders:

Please note: You will be responsible for any applicable taxes and/or duties that will need to be paid upon delivery.

Damages:

ALL SHIPMENT SHOULD BE INSPECTED AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. DAMAGED PACKAGES SHOULD BE REFUSED. If you notice any damage, you should note it on the freight bill and refuse delivery.
If your product is defective, or sustains damage during shipping, and you sign for delivery anyway, you are responsible for that product and we will be unable to file a claim on your behalf.
If you refuse delivery due to damage, please contact us at support@TheYurtStore.com right away. Remember to keep all the original packaging for any items that need to be returned. All returns need to be authorized by our customer service department prior to being processed.
If delivered by Truck Freight, please contact the freight carrier at the phone number on the carrier’s bill. After contacting the carrier, please call TheYurtStore.com Customer Service at (844) 377-9878 for further assistance with the damaged shipment. Please note, signing for your delivery without noting any damages or inability to inspect the delivery on the relevant paperwork legally states that you have received your freight in good condition and TheYurtStore.com cannot be held liable for any damages, missing pieces, etc. that may be incurred as a result of this decision.
Leaving a note or instructions for the driver is considered to be the same as signing for your products in good condition. If you authorize the freight company to leave freight without a signature, TheYurtStore.com cannot be held liable for any damages, missing pieces, etc. that may be incurred as a result of this decision. If you choose to sign for a visibly damaged please note on the relevant paperwork that you are signing for a damaged package; however, TheYurtStore.com cannot be held liable for any damages or missing pieces for accepted via signature delivery.

Cancellations & Refunds:

To cancel an order, reply to the confirmation email you received when you placed your order online. Just tell us why you need to cancel and we will process it as soon as we can. All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $100 administration fee, regardless of whether your order has shipped. If you order has shipped, you will also be responsible for return shipping charges. Orders for custom yurts are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the credit card that you used when placing your order.

How do I return a product?

If you want to return an item, please send an email to support@TheYurtStore.com.

Returns will only be accepted within 30 days of the receipt of your product. The product must be returned unopened in the original packaging. Custom Yurts are non-refundable.

We do not accept returns of used products or customized yurts. You should also provide us with a receipt of your purchase and a reason for returning the item.

Please note that you cannot return an item without a valid return authorization number and there is a 30% restocking fee on all returns. Upon receiving and inspecting the returned product, TheYurtStore.com will issue a refund for the full amount minus restocking/administration fees to the credit card used for the purchase only.

If you attempt to send the item back without a return authorization number, it will be refused, and you will be charged the return shipping costs. Customers are responsible for paying all shipping and handling costs for returning an item.

16ft. Thoreau Yurt House Kit Reviews

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16ft. Thoreau Yurt House Kit Questions & Answers

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  • How do you add heat? How easy is it to put in a bathroom? Do you need a extra layer of fabric for winter months?

    Hello there!

    For heat most people use a small stove or indoor portable heater. Every yurt kit comes with a welcome package that includes a bottle of flame retardent spray. You can use that to further protect your yurt in case you should decide to add a stove oven within the yurt. (Please refer to a good contractor when adding any DIY element to your yurt).

    Usually our past customers add an outdoor bathroom separate from the yurt. The 16ft yurt would be a bit snug to add a bathroom. However, with a skilled contractor, we've seen our kits be customized with bathrooms attached on the sides. Once your builder puts up the yurt, they will be able to assess the best way to add a bathroom for you! As an added bonus, included in our welcome package is a special discount to our "sister" online store which sells composting toilets as well. You can contact us for more info on those products!

    Extra fabric is usually not needed, esp if you have a heating source within your yurt. Our yurts come with special insulation that traps heat inside the home. But we do have an option for your to purchase an extra layer if you wish. Just inquire with our sales staff about that add on, and we can ship you any extra peices you think you will need!

  • Just checking back with you. I think I spoke with Jade who said she would be sending over a quote for a 5 meter Thoreau House Kit with wind kit, skylight, $500 off and free shipping.

    Yes, she will get that info to you as soon as possible. If somehow she doesn't reach you, you can call us at 844-377-9878, or email me directly so that I can have her call you at info@theyurtstore.com.

    ~ Andrew (Support Manager)

  • We are moving to South Dakota. Snow there can be pretty heavy in the winter. With your normal package, what is the weight rating? How much snow can it hold? Most other companies have a snow kit available. Is that an option?

    Below are the rating for snow and wind.

    - Galvanized Steel Yurts: snow load 10cm(22lbs), wind rating:force 10 wind - Aluminum Bamboo Home Yurt Kits :snow load 12cm(26lbs), wind rating:force 10 wind
    We currently have wind kits but not snow kits. It is recommended to 'poke' the snow off of the roof for safety maintenance in heavy snow fall.

  • Does it come assembled ? Once the yurt is built can it be moved?

    The yurt kits do not come assembled. There needs to be assembly required, but it is simple to set up with 4-5 people.

    Yes, if the yurt is not fixed to a foundation, you can move the yurt, though it is recommended to dismantle the yurt before moving as it is easier that way. 

  • my son is 6'8" tall. Is there any way to custom design your yurt in order to make it taller than the approx 9 feet 4 feet height?

    Unfortunately our yurt kits are not customization as far as manufacturing is concerned.

    However (if upgrading to a larger yurt kit is not a possibility) you can always DIY those customizations yourself. One solution customers have found is: once you set up the yurt, you can raise the structure from the bottom, while keeping the bottom dimensions, and raisint the yurt itself. Them simply make sure the bottom is well insulated and sealed, then affix the yurt to the foundation. Easy peasy!

    Once the full yurt is set up, you can find all kinds of ways to modify your yurt to fit your needs. That is what makes our yurt kits different!

  • How can i cool it?

    The insulation included wth our 4 layer canvas will work better for holding in the heat rather than the cold air. That being said the best way to keep your yurt cool is to ventilate your yurt open windows and circulate air within the space using fans or a portable air conditioner (the air conditioner will use up more power).

  • Do any of these come with floors? What do you recommend people do for this when they're not setting up on flat pavement, perhaps on somewhat uneven earth?

    The yurts we offer do not come with floors. We recommend building onto a flat deck or concrete pad but level ground works too. The more sturdy and level the foundation, the more sturdy the whole yurt will be.

  • Can this yurt be equipped w a wood stove or some source for heat?

    Yes!

    Now with that said, we do recommend getting a barrier around the stove as well as upgrading to our custom inside layer that is a bit more fire resistant than the normal fabric that you see coming in a yurt. 

    Many of our customers have installed wooden stoves and what not into their yurts, but each took an extra precaution or two to ensure their safety as they slept!

    If you have any other questions feel free to call us directly during normal business hours at (844)-377-9878

  • hi there - interested in purchasing a yurt, how long to ship to CA 92075? Do you have any information on permitting?

    Hi Noami,

    Shipping to your location takes between 6-8 weeks. We guarantee delivery to your address in 8 weeks or less!

    Permitting is handled county by county so you would need to speak with your county and see if you are able to work with a yurt.

    Please let us know if we can be of any further help!

  • What are the color choices

    We have got 5 main color options. Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and White. You can also choose to get the outer layers WITH or WITHOUT designs on them. Hope that helps!

  • If we bought multiple yurts do you give discounts?

    We most certainly do! Feel free to give us a call at our main number on our website and one of sales people can see what sort of deal we can work!

  • You have a $500 off deal if I order before the 25th? Is this for 16-foot yurts?

    The $500 off does apply for the 16ft yurt. It also works ALL November long so you can order before Black Friday and still reap the same deal. It is our first time ever MONTH long special :) 

  • Hi, we have been discussing the yurt project in Chile: Shipping address would be: Alicia RIvero - Zona Franca Punta-Arenas - PUNTA-ARENAS - XII region Magallanes - CHILE the yurt is the 16ft THoreau, I need 1 for the pilot project , as soon as possible, color could be ' TAN" RGB 146-167-140 on the Adobe color palette generator. IF pilot project goes well, we would order between 5 and 10 for the next season oct2018 - mar2019. thanks

    Hello, we apologize, though we do intend to ship internationally, right now we are soley focused in the US market. Please check back with us later this year as we expand to other territories. 

  • How does one put electricity in a yurt?

    You can go one of two ways. If you want to be "off the grid", you can use a poratble generatpr in conjuction with solar panels.

    Or if you would like a more modern set up that is "connected" with a water/electric/sewage system, you will have to contact a contractor to build a foundation. The most popular choices for foundations are cement or wooden platforms. You will also need to contact your local city council to see if that is possible to set up on your land. 

  • Is there a possibility of having iit assembled?

    No I am sorry. All of our kits are DIY. The user must provide the assembly. 

  • I do love your yurts very much. Might the super structure itself be more harsh weather resistant if air rest product be applied to the exterior fabrics?

    Yes, that is exactly what our DIY yurt kits were made for! You can add or customize whatever you'd like to your yurt. Our yurts are very sturdy and are able to handle rough weather, but adding extra protection to the exterior fabrics wouldn't yurt ;)

  • Would I be able to fit an A/C window unit in the windows?

    It is possible, however the A/C unit would need extra support as it will be much more heavier (depending on the wieght) than a window frame. Also the bulkiness of the unit may be an important factor to consider. So yes, but with customization definitely in mind. Always please consider this with a builder or contractor and get their opinions as well so you can customize it to fit your needs. 

    And when you do please send us a picture! We would love to post DIY tricks to our yurt audience!

  • Can the yurt be constructed by one person?

    99% of the time we would say you need at least 2 people to put together our yurt kits. So far we have only seen a SINGLE customer put together the entire yurt by himself and it took quite a bit longer to do so. 

    With that said, it was done on one of our smaller yurts. If you were to get a yurt above this size, we don't see how it would be possible. The main issue would be putting up the upper ring (the roof section) ontop of the walls all by yourself. Trust us and bring a friend for at least that part to save yourself a ton of trouble :) 


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