Hexa-yurts are a great idea. You can google this.
They are an efficient use of materials.
There are numerous design possibilities.
It would be possible to sleep 12 people in one of these
Photo of hexa-yurts at Burning Man where they are popular.
Ours will be much stronger than what you see here.
Standard hexa-yurt with 4 foot walls
Design for a hexa-yurt bunkhouse with up to 6 sleeping modules.
Each 'module' sleeps two people in an area the size of a two person tent. 3 modules on ground floor and 3 modules on second layer. Note that the addition of a second layer with vertical poles reaching up to the ceiling and a complete floor system will make these units very rigid. Numerous other details will be strengthened for a North Dakota winter. We can also locate a pair of hexa-yurts about 12 feet apart and build a lean-to type of shelter between them. This will provide a windbreak and a place to gather, cook etc.
These ideas have evolved into the MINI VILLAGE seen below........
12 person hexayurt.
each module size
of 2 person tent
center module folds
away during daytime
Background Information on Standing Rock Movement
Starting in early 2016 the people at the Standing Rock Reservation began to protest against an oil pipeline being built from North Dakota to Illinois. This movement has grown all summer. Indigenous People are coming from all over North America and the Earth to support this effort.
Initially they were concerned about the Missouri River Basin and the Ogalala Aquifer. The movement
is now becoming a vehicle to protect all of the waters of the Earth.
THIS MOVEMENT NEEDS EVERYONE'S SUPPORT AS CLEAN WATER IS ESSENTIAL TO ALL OF US.
Mark Twain: “You can’t depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus.”
We imagine that clean water is endless.