California Yurts inc. home 

  California Round House

Fire Resistant Engineered Custom Homes 

A Vital Designs licensed company Building in the Round Internationally since 1977

31 living ,dining

31’ yurt  home interior in       Mendocino, California 

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28’ California Round House Living

Yurt Homes Video with David’s instrumental

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                     21’ Yurt Bedroom 

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       28’ Yurt Dining, Living, kitchen 

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Round buildings use less wall, floor and roof mate­ri­als to enclose the same square footage as a rec­tan­gu­lar struc­ture.  15 to 20% less mate­r­ial is used to cre­ate the same square foot build­ing com­pared to a rec­tan­gu­lar design! This means the possibility for a smaller eco-footprint and more living space for less cost. It also means less sur­face area in con­tact with adverse weather con­di­tions, which improves the over­all dura­bil­ity and energy effi­ciency of the home.   -Lars Chose     Mandala Custom Homes B.C.    

Fire resistant yurt home finishing

Extended Deck Trex Batz

 Deck shield steel panels ,Tempered window, ventless insulated eaves, baffle foundation vents prevent wild fires from entering under or through your home. 

Crew at Batz

4- Way Nautilus Fire Resistant yurt home completed 2013 in Mendocino County California  in a fire 10 rated area.                 

“People are very much affected by these structures, whether they are modern Americans or an indigenous person on the steppes of Central Asia.  There’s the primordial and spiritual and community appeal of living in a round structure, with its connection to our ancient roots.  There’s also the quality of the space itself. With its embracing walls and its open-at-the-top architecture, it is both a protective and soothing space and a symbol of the metaphysical quality of being open and receptive to what life has to bring you.  The yurt has a very positive impact on the people who come into contact with it”

- Annie Raitt 

21'Yurt Bedroom

      21’ Yurt  upper Bedroom with wainscoting 

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          26’ interconnect to 18’tower Metal Roof 

          Fire rated Hardi Panel with wood Grain stain 

Aussie fair display copy

  Tiny house  yurt on dispaly at Sydney Home show 


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        Fire resistant  plaster engineered yurt          home Mendocino  county California 


   21’ Yurt  Office and deck to 36’ Music Room at a School in Sonoma County wide 1

755 Sq.Ft. Nautilus Yurt  with 2 bedrooms 21’/31’/41’ multi-radius 

Retreat Facility

Julian Episcopal Center built to new fire codes in San Diego County. Duplex staff housing and faculty yurt

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Tarua Ski Village New Zealand 

  15’ Nomad   Video in in  Downtown Ukiah, Ca. 

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28’ Yurt dining area looking into 12’ wing living room 

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      26’ Tower with Kitchen under office loft  in Ft. Bragg Ca.

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31’ Yurt with 12’ wings on Vineyard in Potter Valley 

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  California Yurts  Japan duplex twin homes and studio 

1,300’Sq.Ft. yurt home 2 bedroom ,1 bath walk thru video

Shelter Cove 26' yurt

   840’Sq.Ft. 1 bedroom vacation home with garage under

  Fire resistant Hardi panel siding with ventless eaves. 

5 bedroom solar home cluster

       Solar grid tie 5 bedroom home cluster in Talmage Ca.

26’ first phase home with interconnect awaiting 2 tory 21’ tower with fire  resistand exterior and "Fire Deck Shield “ perimeter. 


       26’ with wrap around 12’ wings as a tasting room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Kivaneestas in Santa Cruz Kiva House Sauna 


3 Story 13’ tower Villa Del Faro Baja  with Pool 


28’ yurt in Potter Valley Ca. wrap around decks 

36’ and 21’ yurt for Plumfield Academy  Campus Santa Rosa California 


  Completed  in 2014 Fire resistant 4 bedroom tower home in Willits with Class A fireproof 40 year roofing.                   

Draftsman, designer Brian Manning in Greenhouse yurt                  


18’ Tower  and annexes with porch in N.S.W. Australia                                                                                                                      


Villa Del Faro Pool area with 3 story 3’ tower and pool house 


          Large open multi room Living                              

Small and intimate yet open and roomy!

15 foot nomad  studio fold out bed


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 15’ Nomad 2 repainted after 20 years 2015 

15’studio tea house in

 Pacific Palisades back yard

15’Nomad medittion Yurt 

15' Nomad Series Slant or Vertical Studios            


Lois’s writing studio Palo Alto back yard 

Caretalker’s nomad  4 at Villa in Baja 

Nautilus Series mid size homes with wings 

Sod Roof with decks and sunken Hot tub                   

         Sod Roofs and deck and hot tub in Talmage, Ca.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     Outback off grid solar home with metal roof water collection                                                                                                                                    

            Deck Shield , ventless roof , fire resistant siding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Green sub Division 3 bedroom towers

41’  3 Bd.2 bath tower , 4 car garage under 


        15 ’Nomad set up in Cazzadero,Ca.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

       41’ tower with Garage under in Hopland Sub Division  


    Creekside Meditation Yurt , Guest bedroom 

3 bedroom , 3-1/2 bath  home , office , familiy room 2 car Garage with swim jet pool /hot tub 


  31’/41’ Multi Radius yurt home in Calistoga 

16’ yurt skylight tint over clear 


 Crane up the Roof panels  on Nautilus 

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  26’ great room with high windows under construction 

In memory of the late Annie Raitt.  Bay Raitt at 4 (now 40) and David Raitt in 1979 at their original creekside office in Talmage, California in Mendocino County.

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                                Round House   Hard bound with DVD inside back cover Due out soon !     featuring the      "California Round House" 

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