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...]

Casting Call: House Hunters Off The Grid

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Last week, Jennifer from Leopard USA contacted us to see if we know any off-the-grid-ers who are interested in being featured in a spin-off of the popular HGTV series House Hunters! We’re so glad to see this topic getting this kind of coverage. The full casting call is posted below – please pass … [Read more...]

The Rugged Raven

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Believe it or not, yurts are like cars! Every couple of years, the leading manufacturer redesigns their models based on industry and customer feedback, trends, and new products or technology. As in the auto industry – the leader in the yurt industry is the one that has been in the game the longest … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Phase Two

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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

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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...]