Take a closer look and decide for yourself: The Groovy Yurts platforms are fully insulated, transportable and easy to assemble. The SIP panel principle is based on a “sandwich” structure, made of 2 sheets of plywood (we use exterior grade 3/8” sheathing on the bottom side and 1/2” sustainable Birch hardwood plywood on the interior top side) with 2” of white EPS foam. Panels measure a maximum of 4’x 8’ and are assembled with a tongue and groove connection that we have created for easy assembly. A finished floor for your yurt is usually ready in under an hour (substructure not included)!
A big advantage to this system is that it is light and transportable, while also being very strong, rigid, and durable. It requires only a basic substructure to support it. Our platform can be installed on snow or on a very flat ground, without any substructure at all for shorter periods of time. Otherwise, it should be installed on parallel beams, in 4’ increments. On a fairly flat surface, the beams can simply be made of 4″x 4″ treated wood, leveled directly on the ground or on cement blocks. In an uneven terrain, a substructure can be assembled with 2″ x 8″ beams on a few cement pillars, blocks, or even screw piers.