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Old 09-16-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Oregon/Arizona
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Scoping out Willamette Valley. Don't need huge acreage just enough for a sustaining garden--(goat and chickens optional). Will buy Oregon manufactured Yurt when/if I can find the property. Serious replys appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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Apologies for not having any good information or advice. Isn't a permanent yurt an oxymoron? Shouldn't you craft one out of goat hides and solid oak poles and roam the land seasonally, building up a small army of sons and affiliated nomads so you can invade a smaller town and plunder its resources, eventually working up towards taking Portland, or maybe Boise, depending on where your roaming takes you? But seriously, best of luck.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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An acquaintance of mine is putting up a permanent yurt on her 5-acre lot in the McKenzie Bridge area. For some reason she waited until the rainy season to get the project started. Her husband is an artist, and they want to have an art studio separate from the main house. They don't have any plans to invade or plunder anyone (at least as far as I know). :-) I think they are getting a pre-fab yurt from www.yurtworks.com.

As to the original topic... if proximity to the population/employment centers is not a factor, than obviously it will be cheaper to find suitable land further away from Eugene or Corvallis. Permitting tends to be less strict in the unincorporated areas, and putting up a yurt is much easier than building a house outside of the urban growth boundary, because they are not considered permanent structures in most jurisdictions. If year-round gardening is important, one should pay particular attention to the microclimate, as there can be a big temperature difference in the same general area due to differences in elevation and solar exposure. Having a well (or being able to put one in) is a must. And it's nice to have a forested area with some hardwoods for harvesting your own firewood. Good luck!
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Not knowing where you are coming from, do put your yurt in a sunny spot.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Thanks to all for your responses.
That's why I love this place-honest comment, civilized, no BS.
Thank you.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:06 AM
 
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Olduvai2020
I've been interested in putting up a yurt in the same area as your friend. I'm interested in knowing about their experience. Did they have any trouble getting up and running? What are the benefits and drawbacks of setting up in that area? How did they secure financing? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
A Springfield Resident
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The company who makes the yurt should be able to tell you what zoning you will need and suggest some places where they have successfully placed properly permitted yurts.

Pay close attention to CCR's. It might not be the country that doesn't allow it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Do you plan to live at the property year round? If so you will probably need a code approved dwelling on the land. Also, check the zoning of the land (with the city) before you purchess.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Oregon has decided they may not be used for permanent dwellings ....

Oregon Interpretive Ruling No. 92-28 USE OF YURT AS A PERMANENT DWELLING.


BOARD FINDINGS While a yurt meets many of the criteria for a single family dwelling, the Board finds that it does not satisfy the "energy conservation," "security," and "durability" provisions of the One and Two Family Dwelling Specialty Code. Such units are suitable for recreational purposes, but are not a substitute for a single family dwelling under the Oregon One and Two Family Dwelling Specialty Code.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Cottage Grove OR
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I know in Easter Washington folks used to buy an rv to call their "dwelling" but live in their yurt. I know outside of town in rural Lane Cty I have seen a few yurts. Hard to tell if they are attached to the nearest house. Or not, but they are indeed out there.
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