Yurt – What is a Yurt and How Can One Be Insulated?

Published on: Dec 22 2017 by Austin Dopp

At EcoFoil we are all about innovation and helping people live an eco-friendly life. There is an increasing interest in alternative housing and we are proud to have been a part of the Tiny r(E)volution, which promotes a life of simplicity. Like tiny homes, many people are choosing yurt homes because of their low cost, portability, and sustainability.




What is a Yurt?


A Yurt, also known as a Ger, originated in Mongolia roughly 1,000 years ago. Nomads in Central Asia lived in round structures that consisted of wooden accordion-like frames covered with layers of felt and a canvas shell. The roof supports rise up from the wall at an angle and connect to a circle opening in the center. This opening can be opened or closed depending on the weather.

Modern yurts can range from simple and portable structures to elaborate permanent homes that have interior walls, plumbing, and electricity. People can live in yurts all year round in a wide variety of climates. The key to comfortable and sustainable living in a yurt is effective insulation.


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How Do You Insulate a Yurt?


Reflective insulation is perfect for yurt living because it is extremely efficient for its thickness. In fact, many manufacturers use reflective insulation in yurt plans direct from the factory. EcoFoil reflective insulation is perfect for new and old yurts alike.

EcoFoil Bubble Insulation can be installed in walls, roof, and under the deck of permanent yurts. In addition to reflecting 96% of radiant heat, it is unaffected by moisture and will serve as a barrier to vapor and prevents condensation. You can even use EcoFoil Under Slab Insulation to insulate the floor of a temporary yurt.

Reflective insulation will keep your yurt cool in the summer and warm in the winter by reflecting heat back to its source. You will benefit from insulating your yurt whether you are camping for the night or living in it for many years.

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