Home plans

Vital Designs has licensed California Yurts exclusively to offer these designs under contract with our clients throughout California for code approved Engineered  homes sytems that meet or exceed energy and urban wildfire requirements for sustainability and quality made from earth friendly materials.  We offer zero impact  LEED systems as well. 

Our most  popular homes are displayed here. Getting the most functional space for your dollar is a main concern since price is determined on a square Ft. basis.          

 The 3 Steps

  1. We manufacture the off site components for $110  per square Ft.  
  2. Plan documents, permit fees, engineering, delivery, foundation  installed  thru the” Dry in “of our homes is estimated at an additional  $25 per Square Ft. 
  3. To Plumb and wire and finish our homes with our contractors working with you through the completion estimates at an additional $65 per Square Ft. for a total estimated installed home at $240 to $320 per Square ft. The smaller home cost per square ft. can be higher  per ft. and the larger home can cost less per Square Ft. $240 is for the average mid size  1,000 square ft. home. We can customize any of these plans to meet your requirements

Finished homes  installed  starting   at  $73,500   to  $553,000  at   $240 per Square Ft.       Sloped, engineered sites add an additional Square Ft. cost starting at $320 per Sq.ft.

31':41' 984' tall wall (1)
Tosh-Stevenson  Plan 2
840Sq.FT. large Olin


3 story to 1 story

Hillside 3 story tower to 1 story            

26' tower home

856’Sq.Ft. 1 bedroom with garage under    

13' tower

Upper two stories of 3 story tower in Baja 

interior 26'

Living room with kitchen alcove  with views 

IMG 7143

Kitchen within the circle with bedroom & bath

Ford 2

Open great room kitchen to dining & living

Factory fab 1

Shop Prefab Off Site factory in full swing 

Aussie Lama yurt

Lama Farm in N.S.W.

4 way Nautilus

Installer   Yurt  Contractors 

21' stone yurt

Stone walls yurt at Farm Camp 

solar farm yurt (1)

Wind Power and water collection  with staff at 

yurt at Gunningbar Yurt Farm Camp “Back to Basics"

26'-46'tower cluster hawaii

Hawaii Yurt Cluster on Kauai  3 homes

Cluster home yard 1

Cluster 5 bedroom and office home in Talmage Ca.

"Having a fine home can be a  matter of status, of expense and extravagance, or it can be a mean having the best house for you and your needs, a home that you design and build, a home that is fine because it is simplt just right."

  “There’s no particular beauty in a round building - if the proportions aren’t right. The aesthetics and proportion are important factors for me. Some builders can just throw up a round building and be happy with it, but I can’t. The proportion has to be just right.    

“Imagine what would happen if three hundred million people were concerned with building a better world !  This would be a social revolution such as has never been conceived. The key difference would be people coming to the realization that it is their world: that it can be changed, that they can, should,and must have a role in redesigning the world.”

    -Bill Coperthwaite     Author,Yurt builder imagineer, teacher and my mentor

     A Handmade Life,  Yurt Foundation

David and Bill  in Northern California treehouse workshop