Yurt Platform Plans

See the very bottom of this page for platform plans for our four sizes of yurts. They are pretty rudimentary, but they work great and aren't too expensive. You can find other set of plans by searching online. As long as you end up with a circle the same diameter as the yurt, 12-18” off the ground is best. Build the stairs an inch away from the edge so that the fabric can come down and envelop the platform; also make the top step about 7” below the floor. The same applies for building a deck around the yurt.

Some Notes:
--I don't recommend using kiln-dried lumber for any part of the substrate. It doesn't seem to last long at all. Green rough sawn hemlock is excellent. Pressure-treated works too

--After you are done, add a skirt board of bendy plywood (3/8" or 1/2" works well) to the edge to tie everything together and to give something to attach the lattice to. Make it stick up 2" above the finished floor, and no more than 8" wide overall.

--People always ask about insulation. Go ahead and put it in if you like. But I haven't seen a big difference between insulation and just diligently blocking out all drafts. If you do insulation, I don't recommend batts: they find ways to get waterlogged.

Here are two 17' platforms, with hexagon base, according to the plans:



The details of a 20' platform in progress:


Here are a couple platforms built with some joists perpendicular...not shown in the plans. The top one is a 25' yurt with octagonal pressure-treated substructure, and the bottom one is a 17' yurt with a square base made of reclaimed lumber.



And a couple of unique ways: all are fine...be creative!



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Ken Gagnon,
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