Front Yard, Shrubs, Outdoor, and Grass When Colorado homeowners wanted a series of tent yurts for their vacation home, architect Rick Dominick suggested these more durable "yurt-inspired" structures instead, in order to weather the harsh climate—which can often reach into the hundreds during the summer and experience high winds all year long.  Photo 2 of 9 in A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado