20’ Bungalow

The 20’ “bungalow” is the perfect yurt for families or individuals, seeking to settle on their land while building their dream home.  It is spacious enough for a small family and still requires minimal energy to heat or maintain. This yurt can usually be built and set up on a deck in a week with three to four people making it one of the best  inexpensive and strong solutions to the need for a functional shelter in a short amount of time.


Circumference: 62.8’

Area: 314 sq ft

Wall Height: 6’10” from cable to floor

Wall Canvas Height: 7’2”

Total Height:

Standard Features

Number of Khanna 112 full pieces and 16 shorter angled door pieces

Number of rafters 35

Rafter length 110 7/8″

Rafter angle 30

Cable length 56.5

Cable diameter 1/4” steel aircraft cable

Roof ring 48” outer diameter

Dome 46” OD with 1” flange

Dome opener 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 or another door of choice

Door dimensions 36” x 80” rough opening

Standard cover 1The 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: 4 clear vinyl windows with zippers and heavy duty no-see-um screen

Detailed written instructions for setup

Yurt Options

Wind/snow load kit generally recommended for wind/snow  or semi-perm setup.

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 6 windows

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 over sized deck

The bungalow model offers  a spacious but modest home or studio space.  It can be used as a large kitchen/ dining area in a community setting or a classroom.  It’s larger size is versatile and still very affordable.  Using partitions or frame walls to separate the space can allow a small family private and shared areas.  It usually requires a couple of days for two or three people to put up and less than a day to take down if needed.


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