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 love to inspire people to create their own, giving direction as needed along the way. We are also happy to build you your shelter; since raising yurts for yurt dwellers is what pays our bills. In special circumstances, we will also build yurts for other purposes: studios, classrooms, getaways, rentals, etc. 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 cold weather. Check out a piece I wrote on How to Live in a Yurt here.
Free Delivery and Raising
Our yurts are our babies: We deliver within New England to Vermont, New Hampshire,
"We spent our first night in the Yurt last night, slept very well with an owl hooting near by. It is so nice, you did a beautiful job with it. We are very happy in our yurt. . . . we are starting to feel at home out there. I felt the raising went great and we hope you did to. We enjoyed working with you!"
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. Gengis Kahn, eat your heart out.
--As those of you who saw us at the Common Ground Fair can attest, the fifteen-footer comes down in about nine minutes and goes back up in less than double that time. The cover is treated canvas with traditional painted designs. Steam-bent roof ring, rafters, and doorway. All wood straight from the forest. Canvas skylight cover included. Diameters: ten, fifteen, and twenty foot. Pricing: ten foot: $3,400; fifteen foot: $4,500; twenty foot: $5,600.
Year-Round Mongolian Yurt Pricing Schedule
The four-season yurt includes:
14' Yurt ~ $3,600
17' Yurt ~ $4,750
20' Yurt ~ $5,900
25' Yurt ~ $8,200
A fourteen foot yurt set up in the door yard
6-inch insulated chimney through skylight, with 2 feet above roof, rain cap, and stovepipe adapter: $400
The same idea but through the wall with a post, clean-out, etc: $800
foil-faced foam insulation with inner liner - walls and roof (floor insulation not included):
14' yurt ~ $800
17' yurt ~ $1100
20' yurt ~ $1,400
25' yurt ~ $1,900
Screen panel sewn in with a clear cover ~ $85
with both clear and opaque covers ~ $125
For those who wish to create
their own yurt frame, we can offer the following parts:
roof ring $400
Cover, yurt lattice, & rafters based on 20' pricing (other sizes available upon request):
Arched door $800 with either the 5' or 6' wall.
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.
Replace What You Use.
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. We will bring them back with us from the raising. They should be hardwoods cut within a couple weeks of the raising so that they are fresh, straight, limbed, clean, and of the correct size (this last one is important: details can be read here). You should yard them up where we can get to them with the truck and trailer. We will give you a discount for your replacement saplings as follows: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 300 on our trailer.
If you are in Mass, NY, or these counties of New Hampshire (Belknap, Rockingham, Hillsboro, or Merrimack), there is an emerald ash borer quarantine on your ash. All the other hardwoods are fine.
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 2 AC outlets, 2 USB, one cigarette-style outlet, 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: 2-100w panels on rack, 300-600 psw inverter, 100Ah battery. $1,650.
Large kit: 4-100w panels on rack, 600-1200 psw inverter, 200Ah battery. $2,500.
To order a Two Girls Yurt:
We accept a 50% deposit with your order. Once we receive your deposit, we get right to work on customizing your yurt. We make every effort to facilitate folks ready to take the jump out to year-round yurt living. That said, if you're looking to move out to your land in the spring, please give us a heads-up as soon as you can. Ken delivers and raises nearly all the yurts himself, and we haven't cloned him yet.
We have lots more useful information available on our FAQ page.
For 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.