My wife and I do eco-building during the summer, and are thinking of buying one of your 18′ yurts from friends, who write:
“We lived in it from July-October ’99, and May-November
in ’00. It held up amazingly well through extremely
windy thunderstorms (it was VERY fun to lie in bed and
watch the lightening!). And where we had it placed
last summer worked out really well – there was a fair
amount of tree cover (essential). “
Some questions to you as manufacturer. First, your web page mentioned a two to eight year life expectancy for the tent material: What would symptoms of decay look like?
The covering will with enough sun delaminate and tare in your hands.
The tent was used in northeastern Missouri, and has seen at least two summers, and perhaps at least one winter in the weather. How long is it likely to hold up, probably?
Two to eight years is about right.
How much would a replacement shell cost?
Also, our fourteen year old daughter is joining us this summer for the first time, but we don’t really want to go wild and over spend on her accomodations as she may back out soon after we begin. What’s your most affordable small space/ display model?
We have a used 20’er for less 10%
It looked like your spaces might well be pleasant enough to sweeten the deal for her, would love to find one for her. Thanks for your help!