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Hexayurts at Burning Man[1]
Varying sizes of hexayurts
A general construction diagram

A hexayurt is a simplified disaster relief shelter design.[2] It is based on a hexagonal geodesic geometry adapted to construction from standard 4x8 foot sheets of factory made construction material, built as a yurt.[3] It was invented by Vinay Gupta.[4] Hexayurts are common at Burning Man.[5]


  1. ^ Terdiman, Daniel (2017-08-22). "How A Burning Man Camp Project Became A Multimillion-Dollar Business". Fast Company. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  2. ^ Davidson, Renée. "$100 DIY Shelter Could Help Homeless Haitians". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  3. ^ Davidson, Renée. "Playa Posh: Luxury Living at Burning Man". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  4. ^ Evans, Woody (2011-10-24). "Tools To Not Die With: An Interview with Vinay Gupta, creator of the Hexayurt". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  5. ^ White, Carolyn L. (2020). The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City. University of New Mexico Press. p. 113. ISBN 9780826361349.

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