Shelters - Lighthouses
Shelter Systems' LightHouse Yurt Dome shelters and the SolarDome Yurts are our most popular Geotensic structures. They are known for their lightweight construction
as well as for the large amount of light they let in. These Yurt Domestm have served as family living spaces, temporary
housing, emergency shelters, studios, playrooms, retreats, fair pavilions, camping
tents, ski huts, guest houses, expedition tents, research tents, and more.
The differences between the SolarDome Yurt Domes and the LightHouse Yurt Domes
are the type of fabric they are made of and the sizes they come in.The SolarDome
Yurt is made of a white woven ripstop fabric with 4 clear vinyl windows. The
LightHouse Yurt Dome is made with polyester canvas side walls and 4 clear vinyl
windows; it has a skylight band of translucent greenhouse material that spans
from window to window, and a white/black top. Due to its fabric's greater strength,
the SolarDome is more stable in strong winds. The SolarDome is available in
8, 11, 14, 18, 20, and 30 foot sizes. The LightHouse is available in 14 and
18 foot sizes. (We don't make larger LightHouses because we can't get wider
The LightHouse 18'
The LightHouse Yurt Dome is made with three separate fabrics.
The walls are made of a durable, flame-resistant polyester
canvas. The upper sidewall is constructed of a translucent woven, ripstop film. The top
is covered in a sunshade of
white and black ripstop film. All fabrics are treated with ultraviolet
inhibitors to protect them against sun exposure. They are watertight
and will not rot or mildew.
frames of the yurts are constructed of strong, long lasting PVC
tubing. Patented Grip Clips tm join
the yurt's cover to the frame. Grip Clips provide greater strength
than sewn seams or any type of grommet, because they do not puncture
the cover. Each panel of the yurt is shingled over the next so that the yurt breathes, yet is completely leakproof!
The LightHouse 18'
Light and Fresh Air
LightHouse Yurts each have four flap doors evenly spaced around
the dome. The door coverings close automatically so you can go
in or out quickly. There are no zippers to fumble with or break.
Clear vinyl windows above the doors let you see out in all directions.
For maximum ventilation the walls themselves can be rolled up
transforming your dome into an Open
Arched Yurt. There is always plenty of light and fresh air
in the LightHouse Yurt Domes.
Easy Set-Up Setting up a Shelter
You will be pleased with how easily your LightHouse Yurt goes
up in 30 minutes without tools. You simply insert interchangeable
poles into connectors spaced evenly over the cover. The poles
bend slightly when inserted, which tightens the cover into a wind-
and waterproof dynamic shelter. Turn or move the dome into desired
position. If your yurt is not being used, you can take it down
and store it in a closet or on a shelf. Storage will extend the
life of the covering.
The LightHouse 14'
A Shelter System
The LightHouse Yurt Domes come complete with stakes, guy lines, ventilation tubes, spare parts and
a Shelter Systems Instruction
Manual that details floors, site selection, anchoring, cooling,
winterizing, and stove installation.
Accessories: To make your dome
more comfortable. Net Doors, Sunshades, Floors, Liners and more.
Sizes: Drawings and tables comparing
the dome and door and package sizes, volumes, number of people
they hold, and square/cubic feet and meters of 8'er, 11'er, 14'er,
18'er, and 20'er.
Happy Customers: Tell about their
experiences with Shelter Systems Yurts. Photo rich.
Questions and Answers: Answers to a wide array of
questions we've received about our Yurt Domes and portable shelters.
LightHouse Yurt Dome 18' Diameter 18' x 9' High Weight
60 lb. Price $880
LightHouse Yurt Dome 14' Diameter 14' x 7' High Weight
40 lb. Price $780
You get a lot more volume for your money as you go up in diameter. When you
step inside the 18' yurt after being in the 14' yurt, the 18 ' er feels twice
as big. The 20' yurt feels twice the size of the 18' yurt. This is because the
extra feet in diameter extends out in all directions (including up) creating
a large increase in volume. Since the surface area of the covering does not
increase as rapidly as the volume, the larger domes are less
Why do you use polyester canvas in the LightHouse?
Our experience has proven that cotton canvas shrinks and expands drastically
with dampness and dryness - one day your dome is shrunk into a deformed shape;
the next day it's all limp and baggy! Cotton makes great jeans, but forget it
for domes! Nylon has an unacceptably short lifespan when exposed to sun. Polyester
canvas admirably avoids these problems.
Is the polyester canvas better than the woven rip-stop film or is it the
other way around?
It is a matter of taste. The polyester canvas is a fabric and has a softer feel
to it. The film is stiffer and does not package up as small. The woven film
is more tear resistant and is stable on the diagonal. It comes in a wider width,
which allows us to make a large dome without any compromise in strength or water
tightness.expensive for the space you get.
1 1/2-YEAR GUARANTEE. If for any reason you're not completely pleased with your purchase, return it in original, dry and clean condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange as you wish. All items in this catalog have a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 1/2 years. Should any product prove defective we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. Special Orders are not returnable. Read Snow and Wind Warnings.
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