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Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Look at The Colorado Yurt Company

A YouTube post is a fun look at Inside the Colorado Yurt Company

Monday, April 26, 2010

Yurts, "white wool wind," and a winter journey in spring

A travel blog details recent experiences in Mongolian yurts.

Wonderful story about winter, connections and yurts.

May children feel joy, without restraint.
Taking pictures, we yet leave on the plains
The impression of a smiling face.
Following dreams, we leave footsteps
Trailing in a snowy place.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pennsylvania Yurt Camping

Yurts introduced at Yellow Creek State Park

Yurt camping is now available in Indiana, Pennsylvania's Yellow Creek State Park.

"The rental fee for the yurts during the offseason is $55 a night on Fridays and Saturdays, and $33 a night Sunday through Thursday, or $216 per week. Prices are slightly higher during the peak season that begins June 11."

Sounds very affordable to me.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

For Love of Yurts: The Book

Several years ago I wanted a yurt and couldn't afford a yurt kit. So designed and built two that I could afford, yurts that cost me well under $1000. I wrote a book about the experiences that is intended to open people to their own explorations, designs and constructions. If you want a yurt, I believe that you can have one. The book is offered as an e-book that is instantly delivered to your computer as a pdf file. Your investment is $12.95 USD and is made through PayPal at my website: This process sends you to a page that delivers the book to your computer. (The book is also offered in a paperback version at, bookstores and the website).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Affordable Vacations: Yurts in Oregon State Parks

Young visitors scan the beach by the century-old shipwreck of the
Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park, one of 18 Oregon
coastal parks with camping.

State Parks in Oregon offer vacations close to home in affordable yurts:

"What's more, most of the campgrounds feature free hot showers, many have yurts for rent, and even a full hookup site won't cost you more than $28 in the peak summer season at the most popular campground (or about $21 for a tent site) -- just down the road from hotels that might charge $200 a night. Got to give Oregon credit for keeping all those state parks open in tough times. It gives lots of folks a close-to-home vacation option that's hard to beat."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Colorado Yurt Wins Grant for Solar Power

Former state SenatorJim Isgar, presents a  sybolic check for $13,071 to the Colorado Yurt Company
Former State Senator Jim Isgar presents a symbolic check for $13,071 to the Colorado Yurt Company

Colorado Yurt Company has won a grant for solar power. Read their story to find out how these grants can work for you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Woman's Fine Arts Show Presents Passionate Yurt Traditions

Yurt in Kazakhstan

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art presents Daughters of Turan, Almagul Menlibayeva’s third solo exhibition of video and photography at the gallery. In the Steppes of her native Kazakhstan, Menlibayeva stages and films complex mythological narratives, with reference to her own nomadic heritage and the Shamanistic traditions of the cultures of Central Asia.

Daughters of Turan explores the emotional and spiritual residues of an ancient belief system as well as a historic conflict, still resonating among the peoples of Central Asia today, between the Zoroastrian ideology of former Persia, spreading widely across Eurasia and influencing Western politicians and philosophers and the Tengriism (sky religion) of the Turkic tribes, reaching as far as the Pacific Ocean. Tūrān, the ancient Iranian name for Central Asia, the land of the Tur, inhabited by nomadic tribes, takes center stage signifying the relationship between the male and the female principles ingrained in the stories, myths and ritual practices of a widespread population and its cultures.

The nurturing earth goddess Umai and favorite wife of Tengri, the god of the sky, much like Gaia in the Greek mythology, created life also gynogenetic, out of herself, and symbolizes the close relationship of the people to the land and its given riches, without agriculture, by animals and humans feeding off her body and drinking her milk. The elusive sky god Tengri, foremost living on in Christianity, where then becoming omnipotent, is here still in his adolescent phase – while Umai satiates the voracious appetite of her inhabitants, Tengri watches over her body, the plains of the great Steppes of Central Asia, playfully entertaining several other wives and fathering many children.

Menlibayeva reaches further into the psychological fabric of the people living today on the Steppes which their ancestors had traversed before they were forced to settle down, first by Persia and China to become peasants and in the 20th century by the Soviet Union in a cultural genocide. Umai, said to have sixty golden strands, still has her ‘daughters’ today, the female population, engaging in the same acts as their predecessors, symbolizing the circle of life, the most powerful Shaman symbol by making sure the circle remains undisturbed and intact, reflected in Menlibayeva’s video, Milk for Lambs. From this perspective, all men remain ultimately adolescent- feeding on the female riches, “When I look at the Steppe, it reminds me of my body, dry and in some places hairy,” referenced in all roundness of all things, “When I look at the round yurts and tables, they remind me of my breasts.” (lyrics, Milk for Lambs, Menlibayeva).