Updated: Jan 17
Prices are from Great Lakes Yurt co
Base Model Yurt
Fully Loaded Yurt
Explanation why there's such a big price difference
As you can see the price per square foot of a yurt changes a lot base off of size. A lot of that is because things like the center ring, dome, doors, and windows are pretty similar on all yurts. This means there's a base cost for every yurt no matter the square footage.
Also the way the math works the smaller the object the greater the surface area (circumference) to area ratio. When you're buying a yurt from somewhere like Great Lakes Yurt co you're buying the exterior and the outermost part of the yurt. That is what is most affected by this ratio. The proof is that a 16’ yurt has about half the circumference of the 30’ yurt, but about 1/4 the area. A better representation of this is if you take two 16’ yurt walls and put them together you get more than enough to make one 30’ yurt wall. When you take 2 standalone 16’ yurts you get a total of 400 sq ft vs the 707 sq ft in a 30’ yurt.
Deck/ Slab costs
Deck Cost: $15-$23/sqft plus labor
Spruce top boards (This is what Great Lakes Yurt co recommends) $5-$8/sqft for the top boards.
Angi.com (link on the bottom) states that the deck framing costs between $10-$15 a Square foot. Obviously you can't get an accurate cost because your deck could be on the ground vs 6ft in the air.
Angi also quotes that labor can be from $5-$15 a square foot
Concreate Slab: $4-$8/sqft
This is what This old house quoted
For just the price of concrete its about $3/sqft. That's for $125/yard and a slab 6in deep
Deck/ Slab Price
16' $800- $4,600
20' $1,256- $7,222
24' $1,808- $10,396
30' $2,828- $16,261
Total Cost of a Yurt
Price/ Square Foot
16' $42- $61
20' $33- $52
24' $29- $48
30' $26- $45
16' $8,400- $12,200
20' $10,362- $16,328
24' $13,108- $21,696
30' $18,382- $31,815