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Reading many negative comments peppered with political drama. Folks, I am sure a Yurt can be build based on needs and requirements. For many people it's one place where they can live as they lack resources because of lay-offs, etc. I don't believe that you would allow these people to live in your spare room or backyard. If you are unable to offer good suggestions, I am sure many would not care to read it. Let's stay positive.
Building codes are very strict in the country side setting. People have moved into areas and just thought they were going to do as they please as far as building and have created problems for the local people. Thus building code rules have come about where none were needed before. Yes these agencies need to have temporary homes for these peope to put up in these hard hit areas from Sandy.
The inground homes would be a great idea, but only in well drained areas. I truly feel sorry that this country has come to the place of no homes for homeless when there are so many homes that are just sitting out there empty.
Banks need to keep interest rates low and sell these homes at a lesser price. It is all about greed.
No need to have a country where our elderly have no support, our children are starving in many cases, and we have families so totally homeless. Makes no sense, but try to get some help and it is made so hard. Those agencies that say Oh just go sign up---well it is not that easy. It is in truth in reality very , very hard to get assistance.
The rich flaunt there riches in our faces all the time. Yes they own the biusiness and thought of a great idea, but they also forget that it is the USA citizens that work at there office building or factory etc. that makes the product and keeps the sales coming in. The normal common middle class never get any respect at all. They get all the glory and money while we have to fight for everything we get.
We elect people to go into office to fight for what we want and believe in and what do we get in return---Not a hell of a lot from them. They vote themselves a raise all the time and get all these special things and retire with the same income----we citizens that pay the taxes that pay there wages do not get that and they want to take more away.
So maybe in the long run---people should buy these homes---makes sense and can be moved easily if they have to move to some other place to find employment.
It is sad our country has come down this low---some how we need to learn to care about each other again and find a way to bring all people together as a whole not be divided over every little thing that happens. If we don't start caring who will ???---do you see a foreign country help us when we have a disaster????? Just my opinion----I am retired worked for 40 years and am now for the first time just starting to remodel my home I have lived in 35 years. It is time and costs money and we are doing it a little at a time. Chin up. Life is tough, but it does not have to be as bad as it is---don't let anyone take advantage of you. Take a job even if it not something you want just to have money you need to feed your family or yourself. I worked in a factory for 34 years and believe me it was no picnic.
Good luck to all you people out there without jobs or homes, etc.----life should not be this bad here but I guess we should be glad we do not live in a 3rd world country---we can not even imagine.
I do hope that someday this country gets there sh-- together and gets its people in homes---find a better way to feed the people that have nothing and take care of its own and NOT give to other countries just for there aliance.
It's great to be retired for me---don't have alot but I just love to know I made it that far. I hope you all have that opportunity. Paa
Nothin' wrong with Yurts, or even Dirts, as far as I'm concerned!!!
Although I can appreciate that our standard of living rose so sharply in the second half of the 20th century, I consider it an insult, to every American, when the politicians and busy bodies (i.e., building inspectors, zoning administrators, tax assessors, historic district idiots, rent control freaks, etc.) want to FORCE people to live according to their "Standards". WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
It wasn't that long ago when many Americans lived comfortably, without cable TV, the Internet, cell phones, microwave ovens, disposable lighters, and even indoor plumbing. If we ever want to reduce, or eliminate, entitlements we have to stop FORCING people to pay for things that they can't afford.
Given the choice between public housing and surfdom, or a Yurt and self sufficiency, I believe most Americans would choose the latter. For those that wouldn't, "I hope you find your piece of cheese at the end of the maze."
Some love them and others hate them.The code cops make having one on a site a nightmare.I would want a kitchen and bathroom in a seperate building.Yurts need insulation and a heater.I imagine an wood burner in the center would make it comfy.
For the naysayers,Yurts have been lived in for century's and except for a personal predudice,i see know real problem with them.It could be an affordable form of housing for many.
Look at how well stick houses have done when exposed to storms.And they are the model for what is a good idea for a home? Mobile homes are chemical nightmares.
I wanted to build a yurt but i have no desire to duke it out with building code folks who have a limited idea of what affordable housing is about.
the yurt was built so the devil can't corner you . for those who voted our dearly beloved pres into office
all the negative remarks must be from repubicans(dumb as ones at that)...this is not about politics....its about a design thats been around a long time......
I have looked into and designed octagon houses and they are very efficient in materials and roofing. The yurt as well as the hogan designed by the early Navaho's is very efficient and could incorporate a design with lights and windows that would be very nice and comfortable to live in.
Now days a lavish home is fine for those who want to impress others and have the finances to do so, however for most of us those days are gone.
all these sttructures can be enlarged to accommodate the size the the family with enough living space to eliminate over crowding and afford a good measure of relaxation.
I truly believe if people get rid of all the gadgets they don't use and make their lives free of stuff and storage they will be happier and have more time for outdoor activities for themselves and their kids.
We been sold a lot of crap from the media to sell sell sell. Let us make life fun and worth doing.