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

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hand Built Yurt in Adirondacks

A hand built yurt, 1970's style, has been completed and commented on in two blogs: Matt Hickman and Treehugger . Just beautiful! Be sure and visit.

The Farrell family's yurt compound in New York state.

Image: Liz Vidyarthi via Re-Nest

Friday, September 24, 2010

My Book Website Has Been Down

My Book Website Has Been Down....Frustration....I have notified by email my website provider minutes ago and am looking forward to an early resolution of this difficulty...

The site is up and running again within two hours on Friday night after the close of business...there is no one better in the industry, than Aaron Handford at ...he is the best

Bruce Sargent

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Green Yurt Building Workshop 2011

I've just agreed to running a three day workshop with felt makers next August, in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, on yurt building. A big step toward creating Green yurts!
August 20-August 23, 2011. Watch here for details or email me at

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stephen Gelly Farm Yurt

Recent post on an organic farm in the UK, Stephen Gelly Farm, that has guest accommodations of a Mongolian style yurt. I am noticing that yurts in the UK and Europe tend to be simpler camping yurts based on the old style, while yurts in North America tend to be the heavily engineered yurts that are permanent structures. This can't be all snow loads a building codes. What's with that?

Tracking down the link went through Elaine's British & Irish Food Blog that had pictures of braised lamb shank posted. Great fare for a traditional yurt.

Braised Lamb Shank Recipe

Elaine writes: "There are many recipes for Braised Lamb Shanks but this is one of my favourites. The Lamb Shank is cooked very slowly in a good red wine (I emphasise good, never cook with wine you wouldn't drink) which tenderises the meat until, when it is cooked, the meat will quite literally fall from the bone."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Extreme Adventure: Yurt Living

Developing rapport

A traditional yurt in Kyrgyzstan near Song Tul Lake, as photographed by Noll. The yurt's resident has arisen at sunrise for breakfast and early- morning tea.

Ex-Patriot American couple, living in Prague, travel way beyond civilization, seeking a full life.