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Man and Son Living in Renovated Yurt

This is the story of a man and his son who live in a renovated yurt in Israel.

You can see the outside before and after shots, as well as the now-finished interior.

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Renovated Yurt Home for Man and his Son


Images © Amir Brillant











Images © Amir Brillant

My name is Amir (an architect in my profession), and I’d like to share with you my yurt upgrading story. It so happened that I lived in a yurt for some 6 years in a small village in Israel called Clil. The yurt , when I got to it , was just a yurt with nothing in or out and very small windows and one door. No kitchen, no bathroom, nothing. As I lived there I started adding all these, and also an extra room for my son and a special niche for sleeping. After a while coated the inside with wood and also the outside with wood with plaster, and pulled the roof to extend the walls.

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Natalie 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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  • Linda October 5, 2016, 3:04 pm

    You’ve done a great job on the yerk. I have always loved the “openness”of them. So many couldn’t decorate or even place furniture in anything that doesn’t have walls. Love the sleeping area. Thank you for sharing..

    • amir October 7, 2016, 3:21 am

      Thank you Linda !
      nice to hear .. that yurt gave us many years of pleasure..

    • Natalie Natalie October 7, 2016, 5:11 am

      Yurts are my favorite! They are what got me into tiny homes :) Thanks for reading! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Michael L October 7, 2016, 3:52 pm

    This is great. I’ve always thought I could live in a yurt. I’m an avid camper and it doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. I wish you and your son the best. And thanks for sharing.

    • amir October 9, 2016, 4:32 pm

      Thank you Michael !
      we also wish you all the best and a lot of camping and
      of this open air happiness .. : }

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN October 10, 2016, 11:16 am

    I don’t particularly care for Yurts, and this one makes no exception to the rule….!

    • Natalie Natalie October 10, 2016, 2:35 pm

      Yurts are the best :) But we can agree to disagree, haha — Tiny House Talk Team

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