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Robert Gillis

My name is Brant Bird. I am the head girls soccer coach at Pleasanton High School in Pleasanton Texas. We do not have lockerroom facilities at our field and I am looking for something that could be put up and taken down for games. Do you think one of your yurts would meet this need? I was thinking an 18′ dome would do the job. We would need the shelter for halftime mostly. It would need to accommodate around 25 people seated. If you think that one of your other shelters would serve better in this situation please let me know. Money is tight so the biggest structure for the best value is what we are looking for.

Sincerely,
Brant Bird
Pleasanton Women’s Soccer

Interesting use! Seems like it would work fine. Would they be sitting on the ground? More can sit on the ground since benches take up space. Using a 9′ cord; have someone hold one end to the ground while you walk around putting small stones or mark a circle with a marker on the ground. Then get your team to test it out to see how they fit. Also test a 20′ dome (10′ cord).

Sincerely,

Robert Gillis

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after taking a look at the faq i learned that your fabric can be sewed. we just order a bunch from you and i was wondering if you have any other additional tips for sewing the fabric together? how do you do it?

thanks
looking forward to buying more.
shannon

Use cotton covered polyester heavy duty thread. Set your sewing machine at 10 stitches per inch. Sew a fin seam by laying two lengths on top of each other and sew a 1/2″ seam along the edge.

Sincerely,

Robert Gillis


hi,

i’m going to be working in a cave and am looking for a secure structure that i can live in while on site and wondering how your system will hold up over several months. the place will be my home with computer, stove the works.  i’m considering a military tent or your systems what’s the major differences?  approx. how many months are they good for with constant use? there will be critters (coons, skunks, mice), fire ants, snakes etc. are there floors? if not how do you secure it from the critters and from catching wind underneath and blowing away? give me the sales pitch.

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Some important questions. There are major differences between our Yurt Domes and a military tent, but first, what kind and size of military tent are we talking about; do you have a photo? My guess the major differences between the military tent and ours will be weight, bulk, shape, structure, color, the amount of light inside and smell. Both have their advantages. What is the cost of the military tent and size and weight? As for constant use: individuals and families have lived continually in our tents for years. What climate will you be in? What elevation? Will you have a safe tree you can shade your shelter with? Coons, skunks, ants and mice will not bother your food if you keep it in sealed chew proof containers. If you leave your home for a week or more mice may move in; so if you do you may want to store away your clothing, bedding etc to prevent them from making a nest out of your yours. What kind of snakes do you expect. I would pick my site carefully so as not to near a fire ants nest or there trails. We make as an accessory floors for our tents (you can also make a decent floor from a blue tarp – cut it to fit up the wall in the inside about 6″) but ants find their way in all most any thing. If you cook inside keep if super clean so as not to draw ants. Our Yurt Domes are drum tight in the wind and come with 12″ Durapeg stakes for the 12 anchor points around their base. They have preformed excellently in strong winds but are not recommended for extreme winds or areas know for such.

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Call if you want, so we can talk in more detail about your needs and concerns.

Sincerely,

Robert Gillis

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