Round Home Designs

The home you live in is a reflection of the individual that you are. And yet home builders erect thousands of homes in a single neighborhood that all look the same. This is what we have become accustomed to; but it doesn’t have to be this way everywhere. If you are looking for an energy efficient alternative to the standard home design, you may be intrigued by the yurt.

The yurt has been around for centuries, and is most well-known as the cloth sided portable dwelling used by nomads who travelled through steppes bounded by mountainous peaks in all four seasons of the year. The yurt dwelling is a roundhome that was developed to get these nomadic people through the harshest of conditions. Although portable, their dwellings kept them warm and also paid tribute to their strong belief in the sacredness of nature and spirit as a whole.

This is actually one of the best things about the yurt: its rich history. The very shape of this roundhome is essential in acknowledging the connection between man and nature, and between all men in general. While those living in round houses do not necessarily feel this acknowledgment on a conscious level day in and day out; it is there at all times, giving a relaxation and peace through its inherent nature.

The roundhome is a fairly new invention into modern culture, and yet it is catching on quite well because of the ‘green’ movement. Living green means using less energy and building homes made from renewal or specially harvested resources. The roundhome in and of itself is a huge energy saver thanks to its unique design.

Think living in a round house would limit your capabilities to live very comfortably? Check out some of these design descriptions and see for yourself that a round house can actually treat you and your family to the ultimate living experience.

Some round house designs are small and ideal for a studio of some sort. Measuring only a few hundred square feet, a wood sided yurt can be used in the backyard as a yoga studio, an art studio or even a reading room. However, this is only just the beginning of the design options that are available with an energy efficient round house.

Although affordability is a big draw when it comes to owning this type of a home, that does not in any way mean that building a round home or purchasing a prefabricated round home does will be small and cramped. No, round homes, even when prefabricated, feature everything you would expect from a custom built home.

For the growing or established family who needs more space, pre-designed round homes can feature up to 4 bedrooms and a few thousand square feet of overall living space. Some of the family homes developed feature single stories with bedroom flanking a wide open living space. Other homes feature bedrooms on one level and living space on another. This type of design is one of the most popular, since it is so open and allows in so much light.