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


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!


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...]



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

The Elio food dryer

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. If you've been wondering about an efficient way to get hot water to your yurt, he has a solution for you - solar hot water! Enjoy! *** Solar heated hot water is an under-utilized technology, often overlooked due to our … [Read more...]

Yurts on NPR

Steve Hatch is seen on the front porch of his yurt in Portage, Utah.
Photo Credit: Matt Jensen

"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


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


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...]

Mother Nature Knows Best

snowy yurts

In a recent study by University of Colorado, researchers found that after a week of camping (staying in tents, RV, cabins or a yurt) a camper's circadian rhythm reset to follow Mother Nature's sunrise and sunset. That means a better nights sleep ... which means happy campers! If you want to … [Read more...]