How Yurts Benefit Government Agencies

Yurts are not only excellent options for tiny homes, but function with extreme efficiency as artist studios, small retail or restaurant pop-ups, vacation rentals, glamping accommodations, and more. Government services from the Department of Education to the National Park Service can also use yurts as energy-efficient structures. This furthers their mission to acquire much-needed additional funding without additional taxation. 

Yurt Uses for the Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal educational opportunities for all and has been operating since 1980. They also work to secure federal funding and assistance for U.S. schools and collect data for national schooling systems. 

The Department of Education can champion the use of yurts as high-performance facilities where school needs to quickly expand. In addition to their portability, durability, and affordability; their circular design and abundance of natural light creates an ideal learning environment.

Yurt Uses for City Councils

On a more local level, city councils or town boards can use yurts as meeting spaces. City councils are legislative boards that govern a city, determining things such as the city’s budget, laws, policies, and resolutions. Yurts are great meeting spaces because of their round shape, encouraging conversation and connection. Yurts can also be used as city or town information centers, greeting visitors and providing information about their city.

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Yurt Uses for the National Park Service

The National Park Service manages all national parks and national monuments. Its mission is a combination of environmental and cultural conservation, keeping these areas ready for public enjoyment and recreation. 

The National Park Service encourages the public to learn, enjoy, and become inspired by their parks, and could use yurts as helpful information booths. They can house interactive displays, photographs, art, maps, and other items that can add to the education of the public. These information yurts could function as gift shops as well, allowing the visiting public to purchase mementos and help fund the parks. 

Yurts can also be used as unique camping — or glamping — accommodations for those vacationing in national parks. Yurts can be used as basic camping accommodations, or modernized with amenities and luxury accessories. Kitchens, showers, a television, and outdoor patio furniture will create a wonderful glamping experience. The easy accessibility, comfort, and durability of yurts will encourage visitors year-round, even during inclement weather.

Yurt Uses for the U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service manages national forests and public land for sustainable use and public enjoyment. The Forest Service’s goal is to preserve and protect these forests that yield renewable resources and to promote conservation. 

Similar to the National Park Service, the Forest Service can use yurts as information booths that provide helpful resources on conservation. Because of their aesthetic and innate eco-friendliness, yurts would fit in with the natural surroundings.

Government services that are in search of long-lasting structures or dependable streams of income that also help their community and are environmentally friendly need to look no further than yurts. These durable structures are simple to construct and move around, and are easily customizable to fit in with any environment while providing a unique experience for all.

WeatherPort’s modern luxury yurts are perfect options for government services. Our steel-frame yurts can withstand harsh weather throughout the year and can be customized to perfectly represent the missions of organizations such as the National Park Service and City Council groups.

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