Can you legally live in a yurt in Colorado?

Can you legally live in a yurt in Colorado?

Can you legally live in a yurt in Colorado?

Yurts are now for rent in six Colorado state parks. Across the state, they are being used as yoga studios, ski-school headquarters, migrant-worker housing, charter-school classrooms, house additions and monastery hideaways. Custer County, which doesn’t have building codes, has more than a dozen yurts used as homes.

Can you build a yurt in Colorado?

You may choose a contractor to set up your yurt. Often it will be the same contractor you hire to build your yurt platform. If you are within 400 miles of our shop in Montrose, Colorado we have an installation crew that can install your yurt. Call 970-240-2111 for details and pricing.

Do you need a building permit for a yurt in Colorado?

Yurts are considered permanent structures and must meet all Land Use Code requirements including how the structure is used, setbacks, and any other applicable standards. Even if a Yurt is “off the grid,” permits will be necessary.

Can I live full time in a yurt?

Can I live in a yurt? Yes, many generation of Mongolians have lived their entire lives in a yurt. Nowhere in the US permits full time residence in a yurt, which they consider camping, but in rural areas this may not be enforced. Plus, you can always move the yurt if needed.

Is planning permission required for a yurt?

Yes. Planning consent will normally be required for any permanently stationed structures, regardless of whether they are of ‘mobile’ construction or not, and even for caravan or campsites which in themselves don’t require planning. Adding a decking area with hot tub to a bell tent or yurt? Yes.

Do yurts need foundations?

Every Shelter Designs yurt needs to have a precisely built, round platform constructed for the yurt to sit on and anchor to. Most people choose to have their platform raised above the ground, though occasionally we do see people pour a round slab on grade.