Windows

The number of windows and the way you arrange them in your custom Yome is up to you. There are many options for how to use your windows after you erect your Yome as well, and you can change the way your Yome functions and feels in seconds. Here are some considerations and techniques.

jeremyYour windows are all screened and come with transparent covers of your choice, vinyl or polycarbonate, that Velcro over the screens. In addition, the exterior canvas flap can either be rolled up or zipped down and closed tight over the window. The vinyl panes can be rolled up for storage. The polycarbonate panes must be stored flat, but have a more glass like transparency and no vinyl smell.

 

As you can see, the roof of the Yome overhangs the windows slightly. This creates enough cover for light rain with no wind, but otherwise a window with screen and no pane attached can take on water. I solve this by tying out the canvas flaps in the summer (my old Yome is not the prettiest model, but demonstrates the concept):

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If you have sidewall insulation, you may either have the window covered on the inside of the Yome or have the insulation rolled up for more light and vision. It only takes seconds. I like my insulation down for the cold nights and rolled up for daytime in my warm and bright Yome.

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The Yome can have so many moods just based on what you are doing with the windows at the time. When designing your Yome, consider cross breezes with opposing windows and including windows on the shady, cooler side of your Yome, whether aided by a fan or not. Keep in mind that Yome walls already let in light from outside and windows are not the only source of natural light, as well.

Here’s to light and vision (and ventilation)!

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