Repost: Rate Your Yurt’s Fire Safety

This post was originally published in July 2014, during one of the driest, and worst wildfire seasons Washington state had seen. Summer 2015 is shaping up to be just as dry and risky for fires, if not worse! A little planning and preparation go a long way to ease your mind and keep you safe in … [Read more...]

D.I.Y. Corner


Yurts are the ultimate Do-It-Yourself kit! You'll receive your yurt in a crate, with labeled hardware boxes that are numbered corresponding to our 70 page yurt manual. If you follow each step in the sequence before moving on to the next one, you'll have a successful build and be ready to enjoy … [Read more...]

Floorplans and Yurt Living


Since no two people are the same, no two yurts need to be the same. Think of a yurt as a huge canvas (pardon the pun) to express your individuality! Some people may like the open space and not want to break it up without any interior walls or barriers. Others, often out of necessity, will divide … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Phase Two


A few months ago, we shared a guest post from Savannah, a new yurt owner in rural Texas. Savannah is documenting her family's yurt experience on her blog, riding yurty. I'm happy to share the next chapter from their yurt raising: "Phase Two!" ~Dana *** This past weekend Chris had … [Read more...]

Glamorous Camping


The idea isn’t new, but the word is. “GLAMPING” – a cross between glamorous and camping. Four years ago, I heard it for the first time and understood instantly that Rainier Yurts are a perfect fit for anyone who wants to "glamp!" Glamping has become a huge industry around the world. It’s a … [Read more...]

Energy Code

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Word on the street is that the energy code is causing problems for yurt dwellers. Some states in the US use the Uniform Building Code (UBC) but many states, provinces, and some countries use the ICC (International Code Council) rule books. The two ICC rulebooks are the IRC (International … [Read more...]

Living In A Yurt Full Time

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A house isn't a yurt, but a yurt can be a great house and a wonderful home! I talk every day with people at every stage of the "yurt life." Many hope to live in yurts, but are uncertain that it's right for them. But I also get calls from people who live in yurts full time - many of them had that … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Experiencing an Eclipse in a Yurt


I'm a big believer that when Mercury is in retrograde (like it is now!) weird and unusual things are bound to happen. Mercury is in retrograde three or four times a year, and some astrologers will warn you not to travel, sign important contacts, buy electronics, or marry during Mercury's retrograde … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Phase One


Today's post comes from Savannah, a new Rainier Yurt owner, who has started a blog to document her yurt raising. She originally published this post on her blog, riding yurty, and gave us permission to share it here. Savannah is building her yurt in beautiful rural Texas - I'm so excited to follow … [Read more...]