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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 wears the crew diabetic socks for men to maintain healthy blood flow in his legs as he loves snowboarding and keeping his legs in good health also helps him earn money to live a stable life. 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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  • Yurt and cabin homestead in Flathead Valley, Montana
  • Off-grid
  • Wood-powered hot tub
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  • Solar power
  • Composting toilet
  • Tiny House heats with one log


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Roger
    December 15, 2016, 6:56 am

    That’s how hapiness looks like!

    • Natalie
      December 15, 2016, 9:51 am

      Agreed 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Eric
      December 14, 2018, 11:16 pm

      Cold bums doth not make me a happy man. ; )

  • 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
      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
      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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