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...]

Yurts on NPR

Steve Hatch is seen on the front porch of his yurt in Portage, Utah.
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"From Mansion to Yurt:" this radio interview broadcast on UPR, Utah Public Radio (part of the NPR digital network) recently interviewed a Rainier Yurt Owner. This "regular-guy" is so thrilled with his buying experience and the entire process of building his Rainier Yurt that in the last month he has … [Read more...]

Earth Day

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Each year on Earth Day, April 22, the Peace Bell at the United Nations will ring at the moment spring begins. As this occurs, a celebration of life will cover our globe as bells ring in every community and people join in heartfelt love and devotion to the care of this nest in the stars: Earth, our … [Read more...]

Practical Yurts

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written by Steven W. Hatch, this is a great resource for every aspect of the buying and building process and addresses many or the challenges along the way. If you are looking for low-cost, alternative housing options, living closer to nature, off the grid, wanting to go green or just simplifying … [Read more...]

Yurts and Wineries

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American wineries, especially from the West Coast Region (Washington, Oregon, and California), are definitely drawing a parallel as the world’s top wine destinations. From Napa Valley to Walla Walla, the  American wine culture is at an all time high. So is wine tasting! One way for a winery owner to … [Read more...]

It’s Pi Day!

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It's here again! Pie Day. Or ... pi day! Pi - that mathematical ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Today millions of people worldwide, from elementary school children to retired scholars, will celebrate both a mathematical constant and a sweet filling in a wheaten crust. In other … [Read more...]

Rainier Yurt Tour

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Come on down for a yurt tour! Just south of Downtown Seattle, about a 25 minute drive from Pike Place Market, you will find the impressive manufacturing plant that is home to Rainier Industries - parent company of Rainier Yurts. Throughout the year, we have folks drive or fly in from all over the … [Read more...]