There are enough yurt companies across the United States that it can be difficult figuring out how to choose which yurt to buy. The yurt-decision process will be slightly different for everyone, depending on your particular needs—what region and climate you live in, what size yurt you need, your budget, what you value in a company, and so forth. Even after figuring out your own requirements, it can be hard to keep track of which yurt companies offer which sizes, what comes standard from which company and what costs extra, and the other specs that will ultimately impact the cost and experience of your yurt adventure. I’m currently working on compiling all this information into a simple reference guide—the type of guide that I wish we had access to when we were going through the process of buying a yurt.
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In the meantime, here’s an overview of the major U.S. yurt manufacturers.
Blue Ridge Yurts
Based in Virginia, Blue Ridge has making yurts for 10+ years. Yurts come in four sizes: 16′, 20′, 24′, and 30′. The cheapest base option is $6,999.
Colorado Yurt Company
The Colorado Yurt Company has been in the business since 1976. Based in Montrose, Colorado, their yurts come in five sizes: 16′, 20′, 24′, 27′, and 30′. The cheapest base option is $6,395. They also make tipis and tents.
Up in Homer, Alaska, Nomad Shelter has been making yurts for 20+ years. They have a large range of sizes, and they get quite large: 12′, 14′, 16′, 18′, 20′, 24′, 30′, 34′, 40′, and 50′. The cheapest base option is $5,000.
In the business since 1978, Pacific Yurts (of Cottage Grove, Oregon) offers yurts in six sizes: 12′, 14′, 16′, 20′, 24′, and 30′. The cheapest base option is $5,475.
Rainier Yurts (Seattle, Washington) is a subsidiary of Rainier Industries—they got into the yurt business 25 years ago and offer yurts in seven sizes: 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 27′, 30′, and 33.’ The cheapest base option is $6,535.
Around the same age as Blue Ridge Yurts (10+ years), Shelter Designs is based in Missoula, Montana, and makes yurts in eight sizes, offering the biggest yurts second only to Nomad: 12′, 16′, 20′, 24′, 27′, 30′, 35′, and 40′. The cheapest base option is $5,460.
Two Girls Farm & Yurts
This is who our yurt is from. Based in Acworth, New Hampshire, Two Girls Farm & Yurts has been making yurts with local saplings since 1999. They offer yurts in four sizes: 14′, 17′, 20′, and 25′. The cheapest base option is $3,700.
White Mountain Yurts
Also in New Hampshire, White Mountain Yurts has been on the scene for 10 years and offers yurts in four sizes: 16′, 20′, 24′, and 30′. The cheapest base option is $7,430.
Yurts of America
Yurts of America (Indianapolis, Indiana) has been making yurts since 1989. Yurts come in four sizes: 16′, 20′, 24′, and 30′. The cheapest base option is $5,832.
Overview of Yurt Sizes Offered by Company
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