GUEST POST: There’s No Place Like Home


I am often asked if I live in a yurt. And to be honest - it feels like I do! I spend so much time in our model yurts in our Yurt Village being "yurty." I clean them, I decorate them, I have a garden around the yurts, I host visitors every day of the week and... I spend all day on the phone … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: LED Lighting Options


I want to thank Ron Friedman from Rochester, NY for taking the time to share his expertise in LED lighting and how efficiently you can internally light your yurt. Ron’s enthusiasm and knowledge has been a great help to me in learning how different bulbs affect lighting. Feel free to contact … [Read more...]

A Tribute to the Yurt Lady


It's a sad day in the world of yurts as we learned of the passing of our favorite "Yurt Lady," Becky Kemery. Becky was an icon in the yurt community and an all around nice person - her presence will be missed by all of us at Rainier. Her book, Living in the Round, was a pioneering work in … [Read more...]

A Burning Question…


Can I put a wood stove in my yurt? If I only had a dollar for every time I have been asked that!  The answer is, "of course you can!" My rough estimate is that 85 % (or higher) of our yurt buyers do just that. The only rule is that you MUST vent out through the side wall and NEVER through a vent … [Read more...]

It’s a Wrap!


As promised, let's wrap up our comments on this week's episode of HGTV's Design Stars.  First, I want to thank Colorado Yurts for loaning the three yurts for the designers to each create a bedroom oasis. It is a small community, and we all have to work together to create awareness of our wonderful … [Read more...]

HGTV Yurt Designers – winners and losers


Well I was certainly glued to the television last night watching HGTV's Design Stars 8th Episode from their seventh season. The designers were challenged to transform YURTS into fantasy bedroom suites! If you missed it here are some links to get you caught up: Episode summary. Pictures of … [Read more...]

HGTV’s Design Stars

Double beds

Yes, it's true! HGTV's 'Design Stars" is broadcasting an episode dedicated to making a yurt a bedroom sanctuary. Design Stars is HGTV's reality design show, similar to Project Runway or American Idol. This is their 8th episode of the season and there are only 3 designers left. Yurts are going to … [Read more...]

Why Our Eagle Yurt Soars Higher


I know many of you are out there "shopping" yurt prices. How do I know? Well ... because I get asked daily why our prices are slightly higher than the other two big yurt companies. So let’s talk about that - while our prices are very competitive, the Eagle is in a class of its own and … [Read more...]

It Takes a Village!


A Tribute to Mother's Day Sunday is Mother’s Day. There are those of you out there that think of this as a ridiculous holiday that Hallmark created to sell more cards.  To those folks I say, fine ... make a card instead. My mother kept a card for YEARS that I made as a toddler. My older … [Read more...]