We spend a little over $4,000 (the dome and roof insulation cost the bulk of our expenses) to make our mostly sourced from the property, dumpstered or traded material yurt. Its a lot of money if you don’t have any but on the other hand its less than some peoples rent for a year.
Nevertheless you may not have that kind of money, time to build your own or maybe you can’t afford rent anymore and you don’t know where to go? Yurt communities are popping gup like the above one in Alaska.
Nicky living in alaska is doing some valuable sustainable winter building design and sharing it with the world.
Check out the design to build your own sustainable, cheaply done from recycle materials yurt:
and a VIDEO here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KjOqVN5aw64