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Interior Size

Inside Diameter 11' (3.35m)
Interior Height at Walls 5' (1.5m)
Interior Height at Center 8' 9" (2.67m)
Interior Area 69.25 Ft2 (6.43m2)
Interior Volume 438 Ft3 (12.4m3)
Exterior Size
Exterior Diameter (at walls) 9' 8” (2.95m) at seams, 9' 2” (2.79m) at wall panels
Exterior Diameter (at ground flaps) 11' (3.35m)
Shell Dimensions
Wall & Roof Panel Thickness 4 mil
Exterior Door Height 60" (152.4cm)
Exterior Door Width 36" (91.44cm)


Individual Shelter Box Size: Panel Box: 79 3/4" (202.6 cm) x 51" (129.5 cm) x 4" (10.2 cm)
Number of Shelters / Shipping Container 207 / 40' container, 92 / 20' container
Polypropylene Shell Max UV protection
Weight 90 lbs. (40.82kg)
Standard Features
3" (7.62 cm) Insulated Vent/Chimney Flue YES
Wood-burning Stove Compatible YES
Locking Dutch Door YES
Add / Swap doors and windows YES
Connect to other Tekyurts & UtiYurts YES
Discrete Parts Count
Folding Plastic Sheet Parts 3
Sheet Metal Parts 3
Wing nuts, bolts, washers 3
Revision: 9/27/08

LiteYurts are true semi-permanent shelters that can be easily combined into multi-room structures and enclosed compounds. Capable of being assembled by a single-person in about four hours without the use of any specialized tools or ladders, LiteYurts are rigid-walled structures that are more than tent replacements, they are house substitutes.

The LiteYurt is the simplest member of the Folded Homes Yurt family.  Ten identical roof panels and ten identical wall/door panels form the shell.  Assembly is so easy that it can have a pictures-only instruction manual facilitating international deployments.  The LiteYurt is designed to be assembled by persons in need of shelter without any outside instruction or help.

The LiteYurt’s rigid, 4-mil-thick walls and roof provide a degree of physical and psychological shelter that considerably surpasses the degree of shelter offered by non-rigid structures like tents. While the LiteYurt’s walls and roof cannot be packed with insulating biomass like the TekYurt or UtiYurt, LiteYurts can be heated with a wood burning stove vented through the double-insulated roof vent. If the inhabitants want closing windows, these can be cut into the tough polypropylene shell.

At 90 lbs. (40.82kg), a LiteYurt is light enough to be packed to its final destination on a donkey or a strong man’s back. Price-competitive with refugee tents, LiteYurts are designed for deployment worldwide to serve as a better alternative for refugees requiring a long-term shelter solution.

For more information contact us
at info@foldedhomes.com.



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