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California  Yurts Inc.         License # 632687        

 DBA      Vital Designs 

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Dear Folks……          .


  1.       To move into the next phase we require a $2,500 advance.  This assures your position in our 2015/16 building season.  Our year is filling up.  Please contact us and request our  Design Receipt Contract.  You return Mail  2  signed originals with  a check for $2,500 and mail to 2101 Wellmar drive Ukiah C.95482. We will then sign and return mail your original or call for an appointment and we can meet in person.

2.     We then schedule a 2 hour plus  meeting at out home office and model home  in Ukiah and co-design a budget and configuration to meet your expectations.   During this initial meeting and follow up e mails we develop together  a design that fits your particular conditions and budget. We discuss  your design options  and  talk about your site.  Permits,  access , in ground  utilities ( water , power , septic , gas , phone , etc.) You can pay the advance and sign the agreement then or sleep on it and  sign & mail us the check or call for Wells Fargo Account

for a direct deposit.  Call David on cell at (707)319-3267

3.      We then draft up a proposal with a  floor  plan and elevation and budget. This budget includes a detailed weekly estimate as well as a bid from our shop to build your components as well as an estimate for your installation  at a time and material plus 15% basis.   You sign this proposal. Then we are ready to proceed.

4.      The  signed  proposal and  floor plan then heads off to Brian Manning (707) 744-1611 to complete the structural drawing and construction documents  estimated starting at $7.00 per ft. pending on scope. More for smaller projects per Sq.Ft. and ready to send to the engineer.  For homes this building plan is on an estimated basis. Commercial applications cost more.   Print costs for blueprints, sight visits, mailings, as well as sloped site Geo-Tech engineering,soils reports ,if required ,are charged as additional . Sq.Ft. estimate available  after a $300 site Evaluation done by Brian to see  site and meet and greet. 

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5.      Your completed plans then head off to our structural engineer who then runs calculations on wind and roof loads as well as earthquake and  foundation  engineering.   Generally this is  on a bid basis.  Smaller yurts cost $400 and the larger yurts up to $ 1,100 or $1.00 per square ft. can run from  $700 to $2,500 for the larger homes and more for commercial projects. Hillside applications with retaining walls and drainage cost up to $20,000 and up for the engineering and special  inspections during construction.

6.      Your title 24 California Energy  Calculations  are then drawn up by Allen Witzell  describing your insulation and heating and or air conditioning, window directional orientations with overhangs to match your climate zone requirements.  He charges $ 400 per plan.  Your Green energy plan and inspectipon form is created for the client and the building department which is required under the new code.  Your CDF fire plan as well as your engineered sprinkler plan is also a requirement before you can get your permit.  Some sites require a Historical review, a coastal review and permit approval and C.C.and R’s on exiting sub-divisions you may have bought into.

Brian coordinates and facititates all of this on contract with you on an hourly basis until completed.  You of course can save costs by working with Brian and doing some of the leg work under his expert guidance.

“Brian is the most capable,  is great to work with and comes highly reccomended. We have never been denied a permit in the 30 years submitting our plans for approval in California.”  - david raitt   Vital Designs

7.      You then pay California Yurts   a 60%  deposit  less your $2,500 advance to start our 6 weeks prefab of your components.

8.      Four weeks later you pay your 40% balance  and we schedule and load out and deliver your yurt.

9.      The on site work is billed weekly at a time and material basis plus 15% from our contractors. We require  our crews to  erect the structure on a foundation  and thru roofing and structural framing inspection.  You can after that point  hire us weekly as long  as needed.

10.     For non permit applications omit  items # 4,5,and 6 from above. Yurts under 200 Square feet in most counties do not require permits.  under 120 Sq.Ft which is our 13’there are no permits required throughout the State.

  1. I look forward to staring this process……   yurts, david                                                                                        cayurt@yahoo.com  my email

     Office   located with our    Factory and Models at :    2101 Wellmar Drive  Ukiah, California 95482 

   (707) 468-0876 voc/fax    cell (707) 319-3267   www.yurtpeople.com  


Current 2015/16  Pricing explained