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Interior Size

Inside Diameter 9' 5.5" (2.9 m)
Interior Height at Walls 5' (1.5 m)
Interior Height at Center 7' 4.5" (2.25 m)
Interior Area 69.7 ft2 (6.5 m2)
Interior Volume 408.2 ft3 (11.56 m3)
Exterior Size
Exterior Diameter (at walls) 10' (3.05 m)
Exterior Diameter (at ground flaps) 11' 6" (3.5 m)

Shell Dimensions

Wall & Roof Panel Thickness 3" (7.62 cm)
Exterior Door Height 17.75" (45.1 cm)
Exterior Door Width 17.75" (45.1 cm)


Individual Shelter Box Size 78” (198.1 cm)
x 50” (127 cm) x 7.5” (19 cm)
Number of Shelters / Shipping Container 108 / 40' container, 48 / 20' container
Polypropylene Shell Standard
Weight 160 lbs. (72.6 kg)
Standard Features
3" (7.62 cm) Insulated Vent/Chimney Flue YES
Wood-burning Stove Compatible YES
Non-Locking Single Panel Long Door YES
Insulate with local Biomass YES
Add / Swap doors and windows YES
Connect to other Tekyurts & UtiYurts YES
Discrete Parts Count
Folding Plastic Sheet Parts 7
Molded Plastic Parts 1
Sheet Metal Parts 3
Wing nuts, bolts, washers 3
Revision: 1/24/08

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

The UtiYurt’s 3-inch (7.62 cm) thick double walls and roof (see panel cross sections photo) provide a degree of physical and psychological shelter that considerably surpasses that offered by other rigid single-wall shelters or tents. They take advantage of passive ventilation to keep the shelter cool in hot environments and can be insulated for cold environments using any locally available biomass.

UtiYurts can be heated with a wood burning stove vented through the double-insulated roof vent.

UtiYurts are manufactured from standard olypropylene and come with a latching but not locking long door as standard equipment.  They do not come with a window.  However UtiYurts can be customized with additional doors and windows and connected to other TekYurts or UtiYurts to create multi-room shelters and compounds.

Simple enough to be pushed out of the back of a helicopter to untrained users below, or packed to their final destination on the backs of two men (or one donkey), UtiYurts are designed for deployment worldwide both to serve as a better alternative for refugees requiring a long-term four-season shelter solution.

While more complicated than LiteYurts, UtiYurts are simpler to assemble than TekYurts because they have fewer and less complicated parts.

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


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  UtiYurt Spec Sheet (241KB)

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