Yurt Raising Video

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This video shows how quick and easy it is to set up yurt - hope your yurt goes up as nicely as this one did. Send us a link to your installation videos! As always, feel free to call me with questions. Namaste, … [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

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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...]

Repairs and Replacement Parts

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Fall is here! It’s that time of year again where our phones go off the hook with calls about Rainier Yurts or even older Nesting Bird yurts in need of new windows, domes, roof panels and side walls. We can assist you with replacing any part of your yurt. And unlike other yurt companies, we are … [Read more...]

Help The Yurt Project Raise The Roof!

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Many future yurt dwellers ask me "what's it like to live in a yurt?" We often share stories from our customers here on our yurt blog (you can read all of them here) and there are several books written by yurt owners/experts/storytellers. That list of books about the yurt experience is short, but … [Read more...]

How Long Does It Take?

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Once you’ve decided the yurt size and model and options you want, the next detail is determining your schedule. Let’s look at what it takes to orchestrate getting your yurt order in and timing the shipping ... Typically the production process for a standard yurt is 3 – 4 weeks. This does not … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Phase One

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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...]

Blue Light Special

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***UPDATE*** All of these yurts have been sold! Rainier yurts has roots that go back to the Yukon Gold Rush. We sold tents to miners heading up to Alaska to mine for gold. I like to joke that Rainier has been in business for 118 years and I wasn’t here for the first 100! We have learned a … [Read more...]

Our Yurt Price Calculator

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Did you know that we have a pricing tool on our website? How handy is that?! With a couple of clicks you can configure your own yurt; dialed-in with exactly what you want and need so you can see exactly how much it will cost. Just like selecting options for a new car, our price calculator … [Read more...]

Rate Your Yurt’s Fire Safety

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Lightning strikes have caused several wildfires here in Washington state. My hat is off to the multitude of volunteer firefighters and my heart goes out to all of the victims affected by the hundreds of square miles (over 215,000 acres) of charred terrain in Washington State. More than 1,600 … [Read more...]

Best Workplace For Recycling (Again!)

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We are honored to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in King County for recycling and waste prevention - for the third year in a row! Each spring, King County creates a list of the Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling outside of the City of Seattle. Businesses are recognized … [Read more...]