Heating Your Yurt


What if I don't want to use only a wood stove to heat my yurt? Two is always better than one, so I recommend that if you can, you use two sources of heat for your yurt.  There will be times that you  have a power outage and must rely on your wood stove.  Likewise there will be times when you … [Read more...]

Yurt Insulation


A Reflective Moment... As the temperatures drop outside it is a good time to discuss insulation. Most yurts use a LOW-E Radiant Heat Barrier type yurt insulation.  Rainier Yurts offer a single layer and a double layer of this NASA developed material. This form of insulation is new to most … [Read more...]

Yurt Yoga Retreat Featured by Oprah


OWN recently published a great video showcasing Yoga Instructor Seane Corn's yurt retreat on the Pacific Coast. Check out the video below for a glimpse into the Sacred Space she's created in Southern California. (And keep an eye out around the one minute mark for original Rainier footage from … [Read more...]

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...]