Pacific Yurts was recently featured on the cover of Recreation Management and in their cover article titled Structural Integrity – Nonconventional Buildings Offer Savings and Customization. Here’s a snippet:

Alan Bair, founder of a company that manufactures yurts, said his company has been producing more yurts than ever this past year due to the increasing trend of incorporating yurts into a variety of year-round recreation programs.
“Uses include cabin rentals, ski area warming huts and retail/rental facilities, meeting halls, classrooms and accessory buildings. Larger sizes with increased amenities are part of this recent trend. Recently, we have introduced a new line of low-maintenance fiberglass doors due to popular demand,” Bair said.
Some of the options include insulation, extra windows and doors, thermal glass windows, structural upgrades for extreme snow and wind loads, a 15-year warranty on premium roof fabric, and more.
Bair said that many park and government recreation area visitors want a camping experience, but not at the expense of personal comforts (a phenomenon he said is know as “glamping”).
“As a result, the popularity of yurt rental units has soared across the country, and the concept of comfortable winter camping has helped recreation areas expand their programs from seasonal to year-round,” Bair said.
“Creating more self-sustaining and profitable recreation programs makes good economic sense for many recreation managers’ he added. “Offered as simple retreats, ‘luxury’ accommodations with interior bathrooms and kitchenettes, or a variety of other sports and fitness uses, yurts provide a unique experience people love and return to again and again.”

You can read the whole article on Recreation Management’s website here.