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!


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


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...]

How Safe Are Yurts?


Whether you're staying in a yurt short-term, like a weekend getaway, or planning to live in one full time, you want to know that you are safe and secure. There are several yurt components to consider when we talk about being safe in a yurt. Structural safety: Every Rainier Yurt is engineered and … [Read more...]

Repost: Why Our Eagle Yurt Soars Higher


This post was originally posted in 2011, but the information is still relevant and I thought it could be helpful to those of you out there shopping yurt prices. As always, please contact me if I can answer any questions about The Rainier Eagle Yurt or any of our yurt … [Read more...]

CASTING CALL: "Tiny House Masters" on TV


A Major Network TV Show Seeks People Who Are in the Beginning Stages of Planning and Building a Tiny House or Yurt A major network and award-winning production company are seeking individuals and families nationwide that are planning on building and moving into a tiny house between March - … [Read more...]

Yurts In The New Year


The Rainier staff has been quite busy over the Holidays and since I have been back from vacation.  Phone lines have been ringing off the hook and our website traffic is busier than ever. It seems that yurt interest is on the rise as more and more people learn about them and experience … [Read more...]

The More You Know!


I've had several requests recently for general yurt information, and I thought there are probably more of you out there who are just starting to learn about yurts and their many uses.  Think of this as a helpful PSA all about yurts! *** Adapted from Mongolian yak herders, modern yurts … [Read more...]


Sunset, Esterillos, Costa Rica

With the holiday season suddenly here, we are left to reflect on the events of the last year and consider what lays ahead for the next year. For some, the holidays are full of merriment, love, and joy for family, friends, and even compassion for complete strangers. For others, painful memories from … [Read more...]

Guest Post: It Takes A Village To Build A Yurt


Today's post comes from my new friend and new yurt dweller, Steven, who built the first yurt in his county with a building permit! Steven found out that he couldn't get his yurt off the ground alone - he had a great support team. Here's his story. *** I am sitting in my Rainier Yurt, a fire … [Read more...]