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Note: that the measurements on this page and in this site are approximate and actual measurements may vary from time to time or upon how your dome is set up. 

People often ask how many people can sit, sleep or stand in a certain size Shelter Systems’ yurt or dome. Study the drawings below to make size and volume comparisons of our different domes.

You can also mark a full-size circle on the pavement. Have a friend hold to the ground a string equal in length to one half the diameter of the dome you are wondering about. Walk around your friend, keeping the string tight. Use chalk or small rocks to mark a circle “drawn” by the end of the string. After you get your circle marked ,put a sleeping bag, cot, chair, table, etc. inside the circle. You can also draw objects in the circle. Invite some friends over to size up your “dome.” Draw some other sizes on the ground and compare.

How to Visualize Interior Space Size

The best way to get an idea of the space inside the dome is to print out a picture of the dome. Then mark a circle on the ground or pavement with chalk or small stones that is the diameter of your Yurt Dome by having a friend hold a cord that is 1/2 the diameter of your Yurt Dome to the ground while you walk around him keeping the cord taught and marking the ground. Next have your friend stand in the circle while you back away from him holding the picture of your Yurt Dome at arms length till the Yurt Dome’s diameter in the picture matches the diameter of the the circle you have marked on the ground. Now you can move the picture, keeping it at arms length, over top of your friend and it’s base will match the circle. Your photo will be to scale with your friend. You can have him move about inside this “dome” and get a clear idea how much interior space is inside.

A drawing comparing the approximate sizes of 8’/2.4m, 11’/3.3m, 14’/4.2m, 18’/5.4m, and 20’/6m

 

Comparing the approximate package size and weight, and door size of domes.

8′ Yurt 11′ Yurt 14′ Yurt 18′ Yurt 20′ Yurt 30′ Yurt
Package Size:
Poles 40″x3″x3″ 45″x3″x3″ 46″x8″x8″ 57″x11″x11″ 64″x12″12″ 62″x18″x15″
Covering 30″x 8″x 4″ 35″x8″x5″ 28″x13″x13″ 31″x24″x18″ 36″x18″x18″ 43″x23″x23″
Package Weight:
Poles 8 lbs 9 lbs 22 lbs 39 lbs 40 lbs 112 lbs
Covering 9 lbs 11 lbs 20 lbs 31 lbs 35 lbs 67 lbs

Approximate standable distance from wall and standable area for 6 feet or 1.8 meter person

8′ Yurt 11′ Yurt 14′ Yurt 18′ Yurt 20′ Yurt 30′ Yurt
ft from wall 2 ft 5 ft 3.4 ft 2.8 ft 2.1 ft 3.3 ft
m from wall .6 m 1.5 m 1 m .86 m .64 m 1 m
sq feet 28 sq ft 1 sq ft 36 sq ft 138 sq ft 196 sq ft 429 sq ft
sq meters 2.6 sq m .09 sq m 3.3 sq m 12.8 sq m 18.2 sq m 40 sq m

Approximate relative size footprints

Approximate comparisons in square feet, square meters, cubic feet, and cubic meters per dome

8′ Yurt 11′ Yurt 14′ Yurt 18′ Yurt 20′ Yurt 30′ Yurt
sq ft 50 sq ft 95 sq ft 154 sq ft 254 sq ft 314 sq ft 706 sq ft
sq m 4.65 sq m 8.84 sq m 14.32 sq m 23.62 sq m 29.2 sq m 65.66 sq m
ft3 183.5 ft3 348 ft3 718 ft3 1526 ft3 2093 ft3 4662.5 ft3
m3 5.25 m3 9.95 m3 20.5 m3 43.5 m3 60 m3 133 m3

The approximate number of persons that can sleep in each dome

Comparing the approximate hight of the Doors

Note that the doors are not as wide at the top as they are at the bottom

8′ Yurt 11′ Yurt 14′ Yurt 18′ Yurt 20′ Yurt 30 ‘ Yurt
Door Size 50″x 50″ 55″x55″ 42″x42″ 51″x51″ 64″x64″ 69″x69″

Comparing the approximate hight of Open Arch of 14′,18′, 20′, 30 and 31′ in Opened Arch

Dome Size Width of Opening Height of Opening Diameter at Shortest
 14′ dome 11′ 6″ 5′ 6″ 9.1′
 18′ dome 14′ 6″ 7′ 11.8′
20′ dome 16′ 6″ 7′ 5″ 13.1′
30′ dome 23′ 5″ 7′ 4″ 24.5′
31′ dome 24′ 12′ 25′

Approximate relative volumes of the 30’er, 20′ Bubble, 20’er, 18′ Bubble, 18’er, 14′ Bubble, 14’er, 10′ Bubble, 11’er, and the 8’er

Approximate side view of 30’er, 20′ Bubble, 20’er, and 18′ Bubble

Approximate side view of 18’er, 14′ Bubble, 14’er, 10′ Bubble, 11’er, and 8’er

Domes

Geodesic YurtDomes™

Size Diameter Height at max. Floor size Doors Windows Weight
8′ YurtDome™ (*) 8 ft. 6 ft. 4 in. 50 sq. ft. 1 NA 20 lb.
10′ YurtDome™ (*) 10 ft. 5 ft. 75 sq. ft. 4 4 21 lb.
11′ YurtDome™ (*) 11 ft. 7 ft. 4 in. 95 sq. ft. 1 NA 20 lb.
14′ YurtDome™ (*) 14 ft. 7 ft. 154 sq. ft. 4 4 40 lb.
18′ YurtDome™ (*) 18 ft 9 ft. 254 sq. ft. 4 4 60 lb.
20′ YurtDome™ (*) 20 ft. 10 ft. 314 sq. ft. 4 4 70 lb.
30′ YurtDome™ (*) 30 ft. 11 ft. 706 sq. ft. 8 NA 190 lb.
31′ YurtDome™ (*) 31 ft. 16 ft. 706 sq. ft. 4 NA 270 lb.

(*) YurtDomes™, PlayaDomes™, StarDomes™, and Relief Tents (from Prepare Shelters™) are different names for the Geodesic YurtDomes™

HalfDomes™

Size (Diameter) Height Weight
14′ HalfDome™ 7′ 28 lb.
18′ HalfDome™ 9′ 45 lb.
20′ HalfDome™ 10′ 50 lb.
30′ HalfDome™ 11′ 10 lb.

Open-Arched Domes™

Dome Size Width of Opening Height of Opening
14′ O-A Dome™ 11′ 6 “ 5′ 6″
18′ O-A Dome™ 14′ 6″ 7′
20′ O-A Dome™ 16′ 6″ 7′ 5″
30′ O-A Dome™ 23′ 5″ 7′ 4″

BackYardBedroom™

Size (Diameter) Height at max. Floor size Doors Weight
14′ 7 ft. 154 sq. ft. 4 40 lb.
18′ 9 ft. 254 sq. ft. 4 60 lb.
20′ 10 ft. 314 sq. ft. 4 70 lb.
30′ 11 ft. 706 sq. ft. 8 190 lb.
31′ 16 ft. 706 sq. ft. 4 270 lb.

Lighthouses™

Size ( Diameter) Height Weight
14′ Lighthouse™ 7′ 40 lb.
18′ Lighthouse™ 9′ 60 lb.

Garden Products

Bubble Dome™ Greenhouses

Size Diameter Height at max. Weight
10′ 9 ft. 8.5 ft. 35 lb.
14′ 12 ft. 11 ft. 50 lb.
18′ 15.5 ft. 13 ft. 75 lb.
20′ 17 ft. 15 ft. 90 lb.

All Bubble Dome™ Greenhouses have one door

Fish And Koi Pond Covers

Size Diameter Height at max.
10′ Cover Shell 10 ft. 8 in.
12′ Cover Top 12 ft. 3 ft.
16′ Cover Top 16 ft. 4.5 ft.
18′ Cover Top 18 ft. 5 ft.
25′ Cover Top 25 ft. 6 ft.

See Spa, Hot Tub And Swimming Pool Covers above for more options

CrystalCave™ Greenhouse

Size Height at max Length Width Weight
9′ 7 ft. 9 ft. 9 ft. 40 lb.
11′ 7 ft 11 ft. 11 ft. 51 lb.

GroDome™ Greenhouses

 Size Diameter Height at max. Floor size Doors Weight
8′ GroDome™ 8 ft. 6 ft. 4 in. 50 sq. ft. 1 20 lb.
10′ GroDome™ 10 ft. 5 ft. 75 sq. ft. 4 21 lb.
11′ GroDome™ 11 ft. 7 ft. 4 in. 95 sq. ft. 1 20 lb.
14′ GroDome™ 14 ft. 7 ft. 154 sq. ft. 4 40 lb.
18′ GroDome™ 18 ft, 9 ft. 254 sq. ft. 4 60 lb.
20′ GroDome™ 20 ft. 10 ft. 314 sq. ft. 4 70 lb.
30′ GroDome™ 30 ft. 11 ft. 706 sq. ft. 8 190 lb.
31′ GroDome™ 31 ft. 16 ft. 754 sq. ft. 4 270 lb.

Astronomical Shelters

StarBubble™

Size (Diameter) Diameter Height at max. Weight
10′ StarBubble™ 9 ft. 8.5 ft. 35 lb.
14′ StarBubble™ 13 ft 11 ft. 55 lb.
18′ StarBubble™ 15.5 ft. 13 ft. 80 lb.
20′ StarBubble™ 18.5 ft 15 ft. 95 lb.

All StarBubble™ domes have one door

StarCave™

Size (Diameter) Length Width Weight
9′ StarCave™ 9 ft. 9 ft. 40 lb.
11′ StarCave™ 11 ft. 11 ft. 51 lb.

Both StarCave™ shelters’ height at max is 7 ft.

StarDomes™ are the same size as Geodesic YurtDomes™

Covers

Spa, Hot Tub and Swimming Pool Covers

Size (Diameter) Height at max. Floor size Weight
10′ Cover Shell 8 in.
10′ Cover Dome 5 ft. 75 sq. ft. 21 lb.
11′ Cover Dome 7 ft. 4 in. 95 sq. ft. 20 lb.
14′ Cover Dome 7 ft. 154 sq. ft. 40 lb.
18′ Cover Dome 9 ft. 254 sq. ft. 60 lb.
20′ Cover Dome 10 ft. 314 sq. ft. 70 lb.
30′ Cover Dome 11 ft. 706 sq. ft. 190 lb.
31′ Cover Dome 16 ft. 706 sq. ft. 270 lb.

RoofShell™ Roof Structures

Size Diameter Height at max.
PorchShell 5 ft 5 ft
10′ RoofShell 10 ft. 8 in.
8′ RoofTop (top of 10′ dome) 12 ft. 3 ft.
12.5′ RoofTop (top of 14′ dome) 12 ft. 3 ft.
16′ RoofTop (top of 18′ dome) 16 ft. 4.5 ft.
18′ RoofTop (top of 20′ dome) 18 ft. 5 ft.
25′ RoofTop (top of 30′ dome) 25 ft. 6 ft.

GroRow™ Row Covers

Size Height at max Length Width
7′ 20 in. 7 ft. 3 ft.
10′ 20 in. 10 ft. 3 ft.

Other Structures

Solarium (SolarStructures™)

Size (Diameter) Height at Max. Weight
14′ Solarium 7 ft. 28 lb.
18′ Solarium 9 ft. 45 lb.
20′ Solarium 10 ft. 50 lb.
30′ Solarium 11 ft. 100 lb.

Half Circle WindWall (WindWall™)

High Diameter
Half Circle WindWall 5′ 30′
Half Circle WindWall 5′ 20′
Half Circle WindWall 5′ 18′
Half Circle WindWall 4.5′ 14′

Arch WindWall (WindWall™)

High Length
Arch WindWall 5′ 6′
Arch WindWall 5′ 9′
Arch WindWall 5′ 17′

Circle WindWall (WindWall™)

High Diameter
Circle WindWall 5′ 10′
Circle WindWall 5′ 20′
Circle WindWall 5′ 18′
Circle WindWall 4.5′ 14′
Circle WindWall 4′ 10′

Open Circle WindWall (WindWall™)

High Diameter
Open Circle WindWall 5′ 9′
Open Circle WindWall 5′ 11′
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