Features and Innovations

The folks over at Freedom Yurt Cabins set out to build a structure that combines the look and benefits of a fabric yurt with the comfort and durability of a cabin.  In doing so, the Freedom Yurt Cabin includes many features that are an upgrade to a traditional fabric yurt. 

Integrated Deck and Floor System

Freedom Yurt Cabins have a unique floor system that is integrated into the structure. While fabric yurts require you to build a foundation or permanent deck, the floor system of a Freedom Yurt Cabin is easily installed, leveled, and removed. Sub-floor joists radiate outward from a steel center support ring. Adjustable feet beneath the joists make leveling quick and easy. 3/4" Plywood sheathing panels are precision cut with alignment nubs to assure the correct spacing within the entire floor system. Each panel is screwed to the joists and the screw locations are pre-drilled and counter-sunk for ease of installation. The optional floor insulation sheathing kit offers Yurt Cabin owners the ability to install loose insulation in the sub-floor.
Note: Flooring and baseboards are not included with the Yurt Cabin kit. Most Yurt Cabin owners opt for either hardwood or vinyl flooring. 

Solid, Insulated Walls

The Yurt Cabin's walls are made with meticulous attention to detail. Each wall is precisely crafted using a frame of Lodgepole Pine dowels with mortise and tenon joinery. The wall is then machined within thousandths of an inch to accept a structurally rated, engineered wood panel both inside and outside. Each wall is packed with 2 inches of insulation (R-9.7 rating standard). The Yurt Cabin's walls have a cedar texture and are finished with a VOC-free Behr paint. Unlike fabric yurts which require more intensive retrofitting to get the finish you want, the walls of the Yurt Cabin can support framing for walls, lofts, and interior amenities.

Interior Rafters and Ceiling

The Yurt Cabin's rafters are made from beautiful round Lodgepole Pine or Douglas Fir dowels (depending on snow load needs), and are sanded and finished with a durable Behr stain. The tongue and groove patterned ceiling is actually plywood sheathing which is CNC milled, sanded, and stained to match the rafters. Both the rafters and ceiling combine to give the Yurt Cabin a distinctive cabin feel inside. Again, the textured interior walls come pre-painted to suit your own taste. Unlike fabric yurts, you don’t have to look at any lattice, canvas walls, or a fabric ceiling.

Roof Ring, Crown, and Dome

The roof ring is strong but lightweight steel which eases the installation of the rafters (you won’t need scaffolding to set up a Yurt Cabin). The roof crown is installed after the top-cover fabric has been installed. The crown seals tight against the fabric. The roof crown also creates a perfect transition between the roof and dome. Even with the dome open, it’s impossible for water to enter the Yurt Cabin even during extreme weather. The standard roof dome is made from 1/4” clear acrylic. The innovative, spring loaded dome openers easily lift the dome straight up from the roof crown about 1.5" to allow for ventilation within the structure. When the dome is closed, it seals tightly to a foam gasket. A tinted dome is an optional upgrade.

Roof Insulation, Top Cover, Awning, Valance

Because of the Yurt Cabin's unique construction, it's outfitted with far more insulation than a fabric yurt. 2 inches of closed cell foam insulation board with reflective backing (R-13.7 rating standard) is laminated to the ceiling panels. The topcover is DuroLast heavy duty commercial roof fabric which carries a 15 year manufacturer's warranty. The Awning and Valance are made from Sunbrella Marine fabric which carries a 10 year warranty.

 Windows and Doors  The Yurt Cabin's windows are double pane, single hung, vinyl windows from Milgard Windows and Doors. Low E glass, screens, and tan frames are standard. The 12 Wall Yurt Cabin comes with two windows, the 14 and 16 Wall Yurt Cabins come with three windows, and the 18 Wall Yurt Cabin comes with four. Yurt Cabins can be ordered with extra windows and doors, but when the structure is assembled, there must be a solid wall between either window or door walls. The standard window size is 47"x47", but oversized windows can be ordered which measure 57" tall by 47" wide.

Windows and Doors

The Yurt Cabin's windows are double pane, single hung, vinyl windows from Milgard Windows and Doors. Low E glass, screens, and tan frames are standard. The 12 Wall Yurt Cabin comes with two windows, the 14 and 16 Wall Yurt Cabins come with three windows, and the 18 Wall Yurt Cabin comes with four. Yurt Cabins can be ordered with extra windows and doors, but when the structure is assembled, there must be a solid wall between either window or door walls. The standard window size is 47"x47", but oversized windows can be ordered which measure 57" tall by 47" wide.