Mike Iacona is building upon what he learned while working with Bill and is now leading yurt workshops and distributing yurt plans. In 2014 Mike led an inspired group of people to create the last yurt Bill designed, a beautiful 2,700 sq ft yurt in Sedgwick, ME. See images from that and other yurt builds here.
Regarding yurt plans:
The Standard Yurt - This is the smallest plan for an insulated yurt and can be used as a four season home, office, guesthouse, studio, or study ( Mike spent three Massachusetts winters in this one). This plan was created by Mike in 2014. 122 sq ft. - 17 foot diameter at the eaves. - $35
I also offer an addendum to the Standard Yurt Plan which provides the materials and cut diagrams for building a 24' Standard Yurt and is in email format. The build process is identical to the 17' Standard yurt, just with different lengths and quantities of boards. 315 sq ft - 24' diameter at the eaves - this is $15 extra. $50 total.
The Concentric Yurt - This is one yurt within another. The inner yurt supports the roof of the outer one, saving in materials and providing a larger living space under one roof than the Standard Yurt allows. This concentric way of dividing the circle gives a delightful feel of flowing space in the outer ring, and a sense of shelter and seclusion in the inner yurt. The inner yurt is raised a half story, with a resulting understory that provides space for a couch, bookshelves, pantry, storage, bunks, etc. Concentric yurts are used as permanent homes, summer homes, community common rooms, and seminar and library spaces. The Concentric yurt has five times the space of a Standard Yurt and, with 26 windows, is flooded with light. 1,000 sq. ft. - 37 foot diameter at the eaves - $50
The Family Yurt - This plan was developed to provide a structure that would be pleasant to live in and allow people to build the yurt in stages, thereby avoiding borrowing. The building can advance from stage to stage as money, time and energy become available. It is essentially a raised concentric yurt with a larger yurt, and another ring of windows, built beneath. This plan was created by Bill in 1983. 2.700 sq ft. - 52 foot diameter at the eaves of the largest yurt- $75
Custom designs available upon request with three, four (or more?) concentric rings of windows. Contact Mike for more info on custom designs.
For yurt workshop inquiries or to order plans, write to: Mike Iacona 282 Meadow Sky Drive Guilford, VT 05301
Please make checks to Dickinsons Reach Yurts.* * Note: If you are mailing a non US check or money order please make sure it is in US Dollars and make it payable to Mike Iacona.