Bathrooms and Kitchens
Many customers choose to partition off a section of their yurt for a bathroom. The kitchen can then be located on the opposite side of this stud wall, creating a shared water source. Venting is most often directed through the yurt wall and plumbing lines are generally brought up through the floor.
Occasionally, yurt owners will choose to put their bathroom in a second yurt, either attached or detached, or even in a separate wood frame structure.
Electrical lines and plumbing can be run to any location under your yurt and brought up through the floor.
Heating and Cooling
Heating a yurt is most often accomplished with a wood or gas stove vented through the yurt wall. Radiant in-floor heating is becoming popular and is an efficient, even way to heat the yurt. Upgrading to an insulation package will vastly improve efficiency in your yurt.
There are a variety of ways to keep your yurt cool in warmer weather. In addition to careful window and door placement, adding a dome lifter to your yurt is also an important step to ensuring good ventilation. If electricity is available, you may want to install an evaporative swamp cooler, an air conditioner, or a ductless minisplit ac unit. Upgrading to an insulation package will help keep your yurt cool by reflecting the sunlight away from the yurt.