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...]

Glamorous Camping

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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...]

Guest Post: An Illustrated History of Yurts

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I am delighted to share a very special guest post today: Candace Rardon is a brilliantly talented artist and yurt enthusiast. She posted this illustrated history of yurts on her blog, has given us permission to share it here. Candace's beautiful sketches make her informative post charming and fun … [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...]