The Nomad Yurt: Stick to the Real Thing


I always get worked up whenever I write about modern prefab and commenters complain about the high price. However I did a double-take when I saw the price of the Nomad Yurt designed by Stephanie Smith of Los Angeles. She has updated the design in "in terms of aesthetics and materials" and it does have a modular plywood floor, but a 12 foot diameter model costs $ 8,300. However the real thing, as shown here, costs a little over US$ 5,000 for a 22 foot diameter version with an insulated skin. Stephanie's is cool looking and probably a quicker setup, but perhaps a bit over the top. ::The Nomad Yurt via ::New York Times

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