Shelter Systems’ full size 14′, 18′, 20′, and 30′ domes can be easily and reversibly transformed into Open-Arched Yurt Domes by you at no cost. In about 15 minutes you can convert your dome into the open-arch form, creating a inviting space with great ventilation, and in 15 minutes you can have your full dome back again. The large opening of an open-arched dome is great on a hot days and for using your dome at a party or trade show.
Instructions that come with your yurt tell you how to turn your yurt into a Open-Arched Yurt Dome (see the user manual here). Simply remove the poles from one side of the dome, roll the covering up and tie it out of the way, creating a large cave-like opening on that side. You can also place this opening up against the side of a house or building in order to expand the usable space of your home.
Comparing the Width and Height of 14′,18′, 20′, and 30′ Open-Arched Domes
|Dome Size||Width of Opening||Height of Opening|
|14′ dome||11′ 6 “||5′ 6″|
|18′ dome||14′ 6″||7′|
|20′ dome||16′ 6″||7′ 5″|
|30′ dome||23′ 5″||7′ 4″|