Front Yard, Concrete Floor, Sofa, Grass, Shrubs, Coffee Tables, Wood Burning Fireplace, Bed, and Kitchen The cathedral-shaped steel beams outline the open plan of the main house, which includes a kitchen, upstairs loft, bathrooms, and hallways that connect all of the yurt structures. The central structure is made of concrete and serves as a thermal mass to keep the home cool in summer and warm in winter.  Best Photos from A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado