Buy a Yurt
  
Call or write to set up a visit.
603-499-2568  ken@twogirlsfarm.org
 

We will buy or barter for saplings.  See twogirlsfarm.org/saplings.

The focus of our business is creating shelter for people in New England. We handcraft our yurts on the farm here in Acworth, NH, using un-milled round wood saplings for the rafters and split-lattice walls. Our materials are sustainably harvested from coppiced hardwood forests.  We have lived in our yurts through the New England winters for a very long time, and have developed knowledge about materials and systems that work well for wet and cold weather.  

Authentic Mongolian Designed Skylights
We took a thousand-year old Mongolian design and adapted it to New England's climate.  They are available with or without a central chimney. These are the first and only (that we know of) to be made in the western hemisphere. And the only ones of this style (ever?) built all sealed up with glass and a center chimney.

What's Included

The four-season yurt includes:

  • heavy duty 40mil cover (roof is the same material that some folks sell as an optional heavy-duty roof). All white with red bands (traditional: this is the hot fashion trend among eastern nomads for the last few thousand years) or tan roof with green walls and black trim.
  • Sapling roof rafters and split lattice wall.
  • Hand-built roof ring.
  • Nine-pane arched mongolian-style skylight with UV-resistant polycarbonate panes. Copper ribbing. Optional chimney through center.
  • Thirty-two inch handmade wooden door with full tempered glass window
  • All assembly hardware.
  Delivery and Raising
  • When:   We can have your yurt ready in as little as a month if you come and pick it up and raise it (see these instructions). However, our delivery & raising calendar typically fills up quickly. These dates are currently available as of Sept 26
  • 2020
  • None left, barring any cancellations.
  • 2021
  • April 20, 23, 27, 30
  • May 4, 7, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • June 8, 11, 15, 18
  • September 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
  • October 1, 12, 15, 19, 22
  • November 2, 5, 9, 12

  • We schedule raisings on a first-come basis when we receive your deposit. 

  • Cost:    $1,000. However, if you are building your yurt to live in full-time, we do not charge for delivery and raising within 50 miles. $4/mile beyond that. Same for outdoor schools and small farmers.  No charge if you pick it up and raise it yourself.
  • Where We Deliver
    • Vermont: All except Franklin and Grand Isle counties. 
    • New Hampshire: All except Coos county. 
    • Mass: Only Franklin, Hampshire, and northern Worcester counties

  • Too far for delivery? You can pick up your yurt here in Acworth NH. 

Price:  

14' Yurt     ~    $3,800

17' Yurt     ~    $5,500

20' Yurt    ~    $6,800


25' Yurt     ~   $8,950

    A fourteen foot yurt set up in the door yard

In Addition

Chimney:

6-inch insulated chimney through skylight, with 2 feet above roof, rain cap, and stovepipe adapter:  $450

The same idea but through the wall supported by a pole. Includes tee, clean-out, etc: $950

Insulation:

foil-faced foam insulation with inner liner - walls and roof (floor insulation not included):  

14' yurt     ~     $1,050

17' yurt    ~      $1,350

20' yurt    ~     $1,550

25' yurt     ~     $2,450

Windows

Screen panel sewn in with a clear cover   ~ $140               

Individual Parts

For those who wish to create their own yurt frame, we can offer the following parts:

roof ring                                 $550

skylight                                   $700

door                                         $750       

Cover, yurt lattice, & rafters based on 20' pricing (other sizes available upon request):

cover                                       $2,700 ($3,500 for 25')

lattice                                      $1,400 ($2,400 for 25')

             rafters                                      $750 ($1,200 for 25')

Also Available:

Regular rectangular door with full-length round-top window: $550. (see left)


Arched door: $850 with either the 5' or 6' wall. (see right)



Six foot wall is available for $960 on the 17' yurt ($1,060 with insulation), $1,060 on the 20' yurt ($1,160 with insulation) and for $1,860 on the 25' yurt ($1,960 with insulation).  More details on our faq page.

Second door or 'hard' window: $1,000.

Discounted Yurts

REPLACE WHAT YOU USE: we need poles!

They don’t sell saplings at the hardware store (thank heavens), so we are always hunting around for more saplings. To that end, we ask that you try to replace what you use. They should be cut in late fall or early winter; and fresh, straight, limbed, clean, and of the correct size (this last one is important: details can be read here).  We will give you a discount for your replacement saplings as follows:

Size yurt:                           14’      17’       20’       25'       Replacement saplings:   70      100     120      160           Discount:                        $210  $300   $360  $480

If you can't get a hold of saplings to replace the ones in your yurt, we will try to find someone who can (it may take a bit longer). If you are able to cut more than your replacement amount, we will deduct $3 each off your final yurt invoice. We can bring back 200 on our trailer.

If you are in Mass, NY, or these counties of New Hampshire (Belknap, Strafford, Rockingham, Hillsboro, or Merrimack), there is an emerald ash borer quarantine on your ash. All the other hardwoods are fine.

Solar Box
Ready-to-go Solar Kit. Designed for daily use. The 200w will charge phones and laptops; and power speakers, lights, and a small electric appliance. The 400w will do all that, plus run a small efficient refrigerator. Both kits come with an AC outlet, 2 USB plug-ins, digital voltage meter, and manual.  Can be customized now or expanded later. 

These kits are better than anything we can find online. But like any photovoltaic setup, they are limited by sunshine. So learn to conserve, and try not to murder your batteries. Tech support included.

Small kit: 250 watts of panels on rack, 1000 psw inverter, 100Ah battery. $2,250.
Large kit: 500 watts of panels on rack, 2000 psw inverter, 200Ah batteries. $2,800. 
For an additional $150, we will wire in a remote box with a DC lamp, and both AC and DC power.

To order a Two Girls Yurt:

We make everything by hand ourselves, so unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone.  Year-round yurt living in New England is our forte, so we make every effort to facilitate folks ready to take the jump out to year-round yurt living.  

We deliver and raise yurts twice every year: for a couple of months in spring once the snow has melted and the mud has receded, and again in early fall before the ground freezes. Spring is busiest: please call early, as we fill up. By the end of January is best.

We accept a 50% deposit with your order.  Once we receive your deposit, we get right to work on customizing your yurt. We have lots more useful information available on our FAQ pageFor more information, to visit a yurt, or to order a Two Girls Yurt, you can contact us by email at ken@twogirlsfarm.org or call (603) 499-2568.