So, you’ve decided to live in a yurt. This unique experience comes with its own set of challenges—one of which is dealing with condensation and humidity. This excess moisture can lead to big issues, so you should understand how to fight against it. Check out this blog to explore three ways to manage yurt condensation and humidity.
Where Does Condensation Come From?
Condensation appears when your yurt has excessive moisture. Pair an influx of water with poor circulation, and you’ll quickly get mold and mildew. Condensation is likely to build up in yurts because of the cooking, bathing, and heating you do in its round, enclosed structure. Ensure you’re consistently checking the walls, windows, and ceiling for signs of condensation.
If you have an infrequently used space in your yurt, open any doors or windows in the area to encourage airflow.
Install an Exhaust Fan
Moisture accumulates during cooking and bathing, as previously mentioned. You can combat this condensation by installing an exhaust fan. This device will help remove the humidity and excess moisture created during these activities. Ensure you add an exhaust fan to your kitchen and bathroom areas. These spaces often accumulate moisture quickly.
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
Properly insulating your yurt is another way to manage humidity and condensation. Improper insulation allows excess moisture to stick around in the yurt. And, as you’ve learned, that’s not a good thing.
Freedom Yurt Cabins offers hard-sided yurts with complete insulation packages. We use quality products in our kits, so you can feel confident knowing your yurt is sturdy and reliable.
Open Windows and Doors
One of the reasons people want to live in yurts is because they put you closer to nature. Why not use those natural elements to help create a steady breeze? Open the windows and doors to allow the condensation and humidity to escape. Ensure you’re opening them while you’re bathing and cooking.
Following these three ideas will help keep mold and mildew at bay. Ensure you clean any mold or humidity stains you find to keep your living spaces healthy. Dilute distilled white vinegar with water (1:1), or a third cup of bleach with a gallon of warm water, and thoroughly clean the area with a soft cloth. Remember to wear gloves, open the windows, and wash your hands after cleaning.