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Couple Building Modern Yurt as Super Portable Tiny Home – VIDEO

Marcin and Anissa are an inspiring couple who are designing beautiful, natural, and minimalist yurts for Yurta in Ontario, Canada.


They started their career designing lamps and emergency relief tents but transitioned to designing modern yurts when a man from the local Gatineau Park asked them to try their hand at building a lightweight and portable yurt.

They use natural materials including 100% wool felt, ash and cedar wood, and polyester cotton fabric. Their yurts fit into a 4×8″ trailer making them incredibly easy to move from place to place.

Related: The Mongolian Yurt: A Beautiful and Low Cost Tiny House Alternatives VIDEO

Couple Building Modern Yurt as Super Portable Tiny Home


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Video: Couple Building Modern Yurt as Super Portable Tiny Home 

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Danielle Chabassol
Danielle is a digital nomad who is passionate about tiny spaces, living with less, reducing waste and eating plant-based food. Danielle is half of the Exploring Alternatives blog & video project. You can find more of her at www.ExploringAlternatives.ca and her Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel.




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  • ROSEE March 13, 2017, 12:31 pm

    Wonder if they’re nearby? Love yurts!

  • Barnie March 19, 2017, 12:24 pm

    Stove or not, I’m skeptical of how these can be sustainable when it’s -10 or -20 outside and the wind’s a’howlin’.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 19, 2017, 4:41 pm

      They were first invented by the Mongolians, so I’m pretty sure they hold up quite nicely 🙂

  • Theresa June 11, 2017, 11:58 am

    I love yurts and I love where their hearts are. I first saw one in a show about Mongolia and the people and I just thought how wonderful the lifestyle was except maybe all the milk they eat & make things from. I really love the idea of being in a home that feels like being wrapped in a warm sweater

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 12, 2017, 2:31 pm

      I love yurts too and your phrase about “being wrapped in a warm sweater” is the PERFECT way to describe them.

  • beachgal June 15, 2017, 11:29 am

    We thought to put a yurt on our 20 acres, so I did some research on insulted blanket yurts veses true Mongolian Yurts.
    Mongolians use layers of Furs and Skins for their yurt coverings, and wear furs and wool on their bodies to help insulate their body’s heat…They are also physically accustomed to survival in harsh environments.
    Modern Yurts are thin canvas and plastic roof/windows and is no comparison..We were not ready to slay a herd of animals for our authentic yurt, since we had other options…
    Modern Yurts are Comfortable in temperate weather, a real energy guzzler if it is very hot or cold climate even with the blanket insulation hung..
    We roasted in the summer in the yurt….we were chilled to the bone in the wet Oregon winter and it was only in the low 40’s, you gotta run a wood fire or electric all night to stay remotely comfortable as they hold very little heat when the rain is pouring and the winds are blowing… Try them out at The State Park near you before you buy.. We did…
    They also mildew if they are in a damp climate and have only partial sun…
    Not against Yurts, just sayin buyer beware…..know what you are investing in….The plastic windows are not fun looking out of especially after the sun has begun to degrade the plastic…

    Modern Yurts get a plus for being portable like a tent and roomy…But they will cost more than a 10×12 storage building which is what we built to camp in while we built our Cabin. It later became our goat /chicken barn…

    Glad there are options for everyone….

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