The exterior woodwork, after a number of years, may eventually need a top coat applying. Use a high-quality water-based matt varnish. The chestnut frame will rarely need further treatment.
Storing Your Yurt
Canvas is 50% cotton and despite its rot proofing, if left in the wrong conditions for a long enough it will mould and eventually rot. If you are not using your yurt consider taking it down, making sure it is bone dry before storing it in a dry place. The felt must also be dry before storage, so leave it in the sun/in a hot room before storing it.
Never open the door, unless absolutely necessary, in a storm if the door faces the oncoming wind. The yurt roof can act like a parachute and wreck the yurt.
Yurts, with the covers and straps, fitted correctly and tight, are stable enough to withstand a common storm. In extreme conditions, find safe shelter. In a storm, there are a number of things that need to be done.
Attach storm ropes over the yurt to hold it down. It is better to pre-prepare (or purchase from us) these ropes and tie them at the crossover points before putting them on the yurt. Use good quality polyester ropes available form any hardware store. Polyester is resistant to the sun and you can then leave them on all year round. See the diagram below for how to arrange them and use big stones or stakes next to the yurt walls (vertically below) to anchor the ropes.