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Portable Geodesic Yurts
Shelter Systems Geodesic Yurts are our most popular portable Geotensic shelters. Known for their lightweight construction and strength as well as for the large amount of light they let in, they are made with a strong, tear-resistant fabric and non-puncturing tarp fasteners. They are truly portable and guaranteed to be leak proof. These Yurts have served as family living spaces, camping tents, emergency shelters, studios, playrooms, retreats, fair pavilions, expedition tents, research tents, and more. Note that on this site we use the terms domes and yurts interchangeably.
Our Geodesic Yurts are used as Greenhouses, Disaster Relief Shelters,Tents, Portable Classrooms, Cabin Tents, Hot Tub and Spa Covers, Pool Covers, Guest Houses, Ski Huts, Base Camps, Youth Camps, Eco tourism Cabins, Camping Tents, Mobile Offices, Shade and Solar Structures...
Easy Set Up
The shingled panels of our Yurts overlap each other by 6", making the structure stronger and completely leak proof. The shingling also allows the structure to breathe. The buildup of moisture is driven out through the overlapped panels by vapor pressure and does not condense inside the tent.
Shelter Systems' patented Grip Clips tarp fasteners join the Yurt's cover to the frame. Grip Clips also fasten the shingled panels together, providing greater strength than sewn seams or any type of grommet because they do not puncture the cover, which would allow rain to enter. In addition, the Grip Clip grips a large surface area of the material which prevents the wind from tearing the tent.
The frames are constructed of strong, long lasting, resilient, UV-stabilized, Class 200, 1 1/4"-diameter (3.5 cm.) PVC tubing.
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Light and Fresh Air
Since the panels of our yurts are shingled, overhead ventilation is easily attained by inserting "ventilation tubes" between several panels (two vent tubes are included with each shelter). When the vent tube is removed, the panels snap shut and are watertight. For maximum ventilation the walls themselves can be rolled up, transforming the domes into an opened-arch form (see 30' Yurt at right in its open-arch form).
Shelter Systems' Yurts are winter ready. They do not require a fly or liner for winter use. They are completely water tight and will not leak. Yet because our their shingled construction moist air is driven out through the shingling by vapor pressure. Shelter Systems' Yurts being dome shaped have a minimal surface area for their volume and are thus easy to keep warm with a stove (installation instructions are included with each tent).
The dome shape has other comfort features: The interior can be divided into "rooms." The tent has more volume than a flat-sided one and therefore feels, and is, more spacious. The shape is more heat efficient because less fuel is needed to heat it plus the heat circulates more evenly. The cover is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
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Accessories include: Clear Vinyl Windows, Floors,
Net Doors, Sunshades, Liners, Porches and more.
Geodesic Yurt 30 Diameter 30 'x 11' High, 706
sq', Weight 190 lb. $2140
Geodesic Yurt 10 Diameter 10 'x 5' High, 75 sq', Weight 21 lb. $518
Size Photo Index
Note that the 11' and 8' are constructed using a different geometric shape that has less panels and only one door. You can see the shape of the 11' near the bottom of the Archeology page and the 8' shape at the bottom of the GroDome page (Note that this 8'er would be made out of white not clear). The 14, 18, or 20' each have four doors. The 8 and 11 do not have any windows.
You get a lot more volume for your money as you go up in diameter. When you step inside the 18' after being in the 14' , the 18' feels twice as big. Like wise the 20' feels twice the size of the 18' . 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 expensive for the space you get. Our drawings effectively illustrate the different sizes we offer.
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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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