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Couple’s Off Grid Life in Montana Yurt and Tiny House

This is one couple’s off-grid life in a Montana yurt and tiny house.

Mollie and Sean Busby are a busy couple living a fulfilling, but unconventional life in their tiny homes.

Sean is a professional snowboarder living with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the pancreas is basically broken. He also has Lupus, an unpredictable autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body at any time. Mollie runs an international nonprofit called Riding On Insulin, and the pair own two local yoga studios called Yoga Hive.

Be sure to read their full story on Teton Gravity, where they share their amazing journey to tiny off-grid living.

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Couple’s Off Grid Life in Montana Yurt and Tiny House

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Highlights: 

  • Yurt and cabin homestead in Flathead Valley, Montana
  • Off-grid
  • Wood-powered hot tub
  • Tiny House 80% recycled
  • Solar power
  • Composting toilet
  • Tiny House heats with one log

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Scotland.
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  • Roger December 15, 2016, 6:56 am

    That’s how hapiness looks like!

  • Kevin December 15, 2016, 8:54 am

    Love Yurts. Great story. Really sorry for his health issues. How he deals with it is admirable.

    But not really fully “off grid” if one has a snow mobile (one must buy its fuel from a fossil fuel grid). But I guess that is really a minor detail. 😉

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 15, 2016, 9:47 am

      Haha it’s more off-grid than I’ve ever lived 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Claude December 15, 2016, 10:14 am

    I really admire those who decided to live off grid. It must be fantastic, when you know how to survive with minimum.

  • David Remus December 15, 2016, 12:28 pm

    Nice straightforward housing. No exotic tech needed, just good solutions to centuries old problems. Is the yurt occupied all year? They come from a part of the world with winters like Montana so it’s possible. Excellent ideas from existing technology.

    The changes needed are in our our minds, it doesn’t have to be rocket science.

    Best wishes.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 16, 2016, 8:31 am

      I think the yurt is year-round because they lived there before building the tiny house. — Tiny House Talk Team

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