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...]

Rave Reviews

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We love to hear from our customers! I collect the nice things Rainier customers have said about our products, and you may have read some of them on the "Testimonials" page. Rainier is committed to providing excellent customer service, and it all pays off when I get rave reviews like the one … [Read more...]

D.I.Y. Corner

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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

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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...]

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...]