12’ BTI

We dubbed this yurt our “Before the Inspector” because it is actually 11’9” in diameter, and is no larger than 12 feet in any direction.  In many places temporary structures and buildings that fall under the 12 ft minimum requirement do not require a  building inspection.  By utilizing a loft or foldout wall table, this space can be set up to accommodate many different uses. 


Circumference: 37’

Area: 110 square feet

Wall Height: 6’10” from cable to floor

Wall Canvas Height 7’2”

Total Height

Standard Features

Number of Khanna 56 full pieces and 16 short angled door pieces

Number of rafters 19

Rafter length 60 5/8

Rafter angle 30

Cable length 37’

Cable diameter 1/4”

Roof ring 36” outer diameter

Dome 34” OD with 1” flange

Dome opening rod 7’

Door Frame curved bottom and top to fit yurt curve

New door low E double pane insulated full glass door with hinges lock and deadbolt, and any other door that fits our door frame

Door dimensions 36” x 80” rough opening

Standard cover The cover is made of Starfire, a strong 15 oz. acrylic coated cotton-poly blend. Starfire is an alternative to vinyl, is available in many colors, and is a strong and durable fabric that meets the California CPAI-84 flammability standard.

Windows 2 clear vinyl windows with zippers and heavy duty no-see-um screen

Detailed instructions for setup in  written format

Yurt Options

Wind/ snow load kit Not necessary in most cases

Insulation reflectix double bubble white cut and taped to fit

Roof liner our standard roof liner is made of TexTex fabric, is an off white color, and is mold, mildew, and fire resistant (with CPAI-84 fire rating)

Additional windows available up to 4 windows total

Framed in solid windows available $500 each

Gutters fabric gutter and water catchment system to fit standard rain barrel

Wood stove panel 2’ by 2’  fire fabric rated at 500 deg F used with insulated pipe

Fabric floor allows yurt to be set up on the ground or an existing oversized deck

The  11’9” BTI is the most versatile yurt available today. It is lightweight,  compact and can be set up in most places without the need for a building inspection.  Its uses include  children’s playhouse, office, extra bedroom, yoga meditation space,  ice fishing hut, or a portable home for any climate.  With its low cost and ease of set up, it is great as an add on to a larger yurt or other space.  This is our most popular yurt in urban areas where the building inspection process is most likely.


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