Well, what makes a yurt?
Usually a yurt is made up of sticks, which are lashed together using leather thongs, wrapped in felt, and canvas. The floors are usually just covered with carpets.
Mine.. well isn't like that. It's going to be made of cheap 2x4's, ripped down to 1/4" thick slats. Roof rafters will be done much the same way, but ripped to 3/4" wide boards.
We'll get more into that nitty gritty as I show you how it's built.
Instead of using leather thongs to hold the slats together, I am bolting mine. Because I'm a nutjob, I am going to bolt the slats at every joint. The advantage to this is it will spread stress. The disadvantage is that this will make the frame less flexible. I expect this choice may come back to haunt me.
What else is a yurt made of? Canvas.
There's also tyvek, and some steel which haven't been purchased yet. Steel box section for the roof ring, and for the tension bands.