This is my third installment regarding my experiences with insulating my Yome over the last five years.
I like adjusting my environment.
Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to live in a Yome. I can change the way my Home interacts with the Larger World in a matter of minutes.
I am thinking of this last Fall and Winter, when I added side-wall insulation to the Yome I have been living in for years…
First, it softened and dampened the harsher noises from outside my tent. I can see a major highway from my house in the Winter. The leaves on the trees are best for lessening the pollution, and I wish I had a wall of bamboo sometimes. Thankfully, with the insulation, the padded, triangular pillows that fill in the space between my Yome poles are enough to give me more privacy and quiet.
Second, there is a noticeable difference in heating efficiency, especially in moderate to high winds. I feel more snug, and feel my Home is more of a sanctuary since I added insulation to my walls. Window panels allow me to insulate or illuminate as I please.
I do believe that our roof insulation is our most effective option to increase heating efficiency in a Yome. Floor insulation is the next consideration. Aesthetically, I have found the pillowed panels that make up the side wall insulation to be the most appealing.
I hope you have found my experience informative. Yomes are not for everyone. If one is right for you, get the right one for You.