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Shipping & Pickup & Installation

How much does handling cost?
How much does it cost to have Laurel Nest Yurts deliver the yurt?
Can you help me set up my yurt?
How much does the shipping cost?
How do I arrange for shipping my yurt?
How should I prepare to receive my shipment?
How do I unload my yurt(s) from the truck?
What do I need to know if I pick up my yurt from your facility?

How much does handling cost?
Crating and handling costs $250.  There is no crating and handling fee for pickup or if you choose to arrange Laurel Nest Yurts to make your delivery (though we do charge for mileage and time spent traveling).

How much does it cost to have Laurel Nest Yurts deliver the yurt?
We will work with each customer on a case by case basis for delivery.  Depending on how busy we are and if there are other yurts being delivered in your immediate area, and how flexible you are with your delivery dates, we can try to help you save money.

Can you help me set up my yurt?
If we are delivering your yurt for you, we are happy to assist with the set up of the yurt, at the rate of $200/day if you have people on site that can help.  We usually need a group of 4 people (including our Laurel Nest Yurts representative) for the set up.

How much does the shipping cost?
We choose Old Dominion Freight for our shipping company. We ship all yurts freight collect, meaning that you would pay for shipping upon delivery of your yurt.  It is typical for freight companies to charge a residence fee of about 75 dollars.  Generally yurts break down into small parts, the longest being the rafters. Some of the Do It Yourself options will allow you to reduce shipping costs  (see the DIY section of the site for details). Often the shipping costs run from $100-$1300, depending on yurt size and where in the country your yurt is going. And It is sometimes advisable to pick up the yurt at the terminal if you have an appropriate vehicle and or time.

How do I arrange for shipping my yurt?
When you purchase a yurt from us, please let us know when and where you would like your yurt to arrive.  We will arrange the shipping for you.

How should I prepare to receive my shipment?

Once a confirmation e-mail has been sent letting you know the tracking number and estimated time of delivery, we suggest that you contact the shipping company and be sure that they have correct contact information and a plan is made for pickup. They will contact you if anything changes. Plan an extra day or so for residential delivery. You will need to talk with them about logistics and arrange for the best solution for delivery or pickup

How do I unload my yurt(s) from the truck?
It will be important to know how you will deal with the yurt once it arrives.  For the smaller yurts it is possible for 4 people to carry the yurt.  If this is not possible, the crate will need to be opened and carried piece by piece.  This will require at least 2 people for the wall sections.  If the yurt unassembled, it is possible for one person to unload and move the contents of the box. In any case it will need to be covered or stored and protected from the elements.

What do I need to know if I pick up my yurt from your facility?
We are happy to work with you on pickup; you just need to know where we are located and our phone number is 1-877-ECOYURT. Just give us a call.

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