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Old 02-08-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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My husband and I are planning on relocating to Nevada County. We would like to purchase 20+ acres and live in a yurt.

Is anyone familiar enough with the building codes to know if this is even a possibility? The land would probably be zoned res-ag.

Thank you all for your help! This forum is a wealth of information!

Nicole
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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HI there, I am a Interior Designer so I'm not sure but I use Lincoln and Long Civil Engineering. Talk to David Long 530-273-0503. They can do soil testing and tell you right away. They are the BEST for this kind of thing. Good luck.
Stef
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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As an old hippie, alternative lifestyle type (yes it's true, even the happy hippies can become real estate brokers), a day like today with several inches of snow on the ground at a pretty low elevation, leaves me wondering, where are all those folks living in yurts today?

Most counties in CA have established the permissions that would apply to what they would call a temporary structure. (indeed that's what the Mongolian tribes would call them). You should probably start here; My Nevada County - Building and then work your way up the food chain.

In my county, I remember a day a half dozen years ago when one of our very well intentioned citizens suggested that the solution for the homeless was yurts (to be fair she even suggested one in her yard).

Good luck in your endeavors!
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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There have been Yurts in Davis (Yolo county) for decades. They are recently been torn down to make way for homes, but it appears Yolo county allows Yurts.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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Good luck. I think Yurts are beautiful. Ever since I saw the film "Babies" Ive researched the "Yurt" structure. Very interesting.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Nevada City, CA
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Hi, I just checked the Nevada County MLS and there is a beautiful 20 acre parcel for sale with a small yurt on it that "overlooks Wolf Creek." The photo shows a meadow of wild flowers too. I'm not certain this yurt is suitable for year round living but it says it has electricity. I could find out more if you are interested. I would also advice you as I do all of my clients to check with the county building dept re any related issues.
Keep Smiling,
Diane
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Here's a yurt for sale ..... there are a few others listed too. Look on the "gold Country" craigslist

24' Yurt home with bathhouse, kitchen, and entryway (http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/for/2474289328.html - broken link)
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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Default finding Ca regs to put up a yurt

We own 10 acres in Shasta county and want to put up a yurt. How would I find out what regs we have to deal with and other issues we would have to over come? I don't have any idea where to start. Thank you very much for any help you could give.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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We own 10 acres in Shasta county and want to put up a yurt. How would I find out what regs we have to deal with and other issues we would have to over come? I don't have any idea where to start. Thank you very much for any help you could give.

Shasta County Resource Management - Building Division
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