Yurt Raising Video

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...]

Blue Light Special

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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 thing or two about the business and about the culture … [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...]

Big Yurt, Small Footprint

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Many of our yurt clients choose yurts for full-time living because they want to live in a way that’s sustainable and at peace with the earth. There’s no question that modern day living is a drain on our natural resources, and yurts are an affordable, earth-friendly alternative. All over the … [Read more...]

Stay In A Yurt This Summer

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Red Tricycle recently posted their list of the best, kid-friendly yurt camping sights around Western Washington. Staying in a yurt (a "yurt-cation") is a great way to try yurt life for a few days, and Red Tricycle says (and we agree!) that it's much more luxurious and comfortable than tent … [Read more...]

Casting Calls!

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A new casting call came in today: Magilla Entertainment is casting for an Alaskan off-the-grid reality show! Have you ever dreamed of buying your own island in the remote and unforgiving Alaskan wild? Or ... Have you been thinking about leaving your old life behind and moving to a … [Read more...]

Paparazzi

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You know you are doing something right when you have been on the cover of Sunset, Seattle Met, and featured in Cabin Life magazines! Our Canvas Cottages were featured in Sunset in May 2011, and we're thrilled to see the cottage featured again in the just-published June issue of Seattle … [Read more...]

Solar Food Dehydrators

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This is another guest post by Ron Friedman. He is working on a great new product - solar food dehydrators - that I thought might be of interest to some of you yurt dwellers. Enjoy! *** Solar powered food drying for gardeners, farmers and commercial scale food producers is coming to the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Solar Hot Water

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I have for you today another fabulous guest post by Ron Friedman. Enjoy! *** Solar heated hot water is an under-utilized technology, often overlooked due to our romance with solar electricity. But fuel for heating water is expensive and solar offers tremendous savings and payback … [Read more...]