Helping You to Get a Yurt

Searching for the least expensive, most direct, simple, sustainable yurt solutions, to bridge you from longing to living, in the yurt of your dreams

Friday, July 30, 2010

Luxury Yurts: "Roughing" It In Style

The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel, AndalucĂ­a

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yurtel 2 = Yurt Hotel in Spain

A yurt hotel in Spain uses the term "yurtel" to describe itself (a yurt hotel).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Laurel Nest's Yurtle

From Tiny House Bog:

"Asia contacted me the other day about an interesting tiny house concept. Asia is the owner of a company called Laurel Nest Yurts. Here is what Asia had to say: We just “invented” a yurt on a trailer, with a round deck."


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jennifer McChristian's Ecstatic Oil Painting of Yurts/10 Ways Yurts Tranform You

Many yurt projects have kept me busy recently (study of my 16' yurt, planning a second 12' yurt for a workshop class, rewriting plans for building a 12' yurt) and I was happy to discover Jennifer McChristian Paintings of yurts to be a breath of fresh air. Her post was entitled Exquisitely Ecstatic Esalen Workshop. Seeing her yurt images in oil on canvas inspired me to continue to refine the the idea of a simple and direct yurt for providing homes. To engage the idea of yurts is to really change your relationship to shelter...yurt shelters move your being toward the
  1. Simple
  2. Affordable
  3. Sustainable
  4. Dry and well ventilated
  5. Warm/Cool in appropriate season
  6. Moveable
  7. Comfortable
  8. Natural World
  9. Spiritual World
  10. Ecstatic
Change your shelter and you will change yourself.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sail Making Technology Applied to Yurt Covering

A David Cain photograph at Yurtville.

The yurt making workshop used sailmaking technology to join ployvinyl sections cut from tarps to cover the yurt. Double sided carpet tape, 3M product, was used to join sections. The joints were hammered down with a rubber mallet to tighten the joint. Quick and easy solution derived from sail makers making sails from tarps. See Making A Polytarp Sail, by David "Shorty" Routh at Duckworks for details. also has some helpful ideas on polytarp sails and other sail/yurt cover solutions.