This is a Forest Garden Yurt designed and built by William Coperthwaite in the 1970s. Now it’s an Airbnb in the Ozark Forest of Galena, Missouri near Reed Spring.
Forest Garden Yurts are wooden yurts designed and built by Bill Coperthwaite in the 1970s for Tom Hess and Lory Brown as home and pottery studio. Tucked away in 4 acres of Ozark forest, the yurts are simple in nature yet abound with artistic details. The home yurt has a kitchen, bedroom, and a nook living room. The bathroom yurt is separate but has a covered walk.
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Forest Garden Yurt Cabin in Galena, Missouri Ozark Forest
The garden yurt has a one-of-a-kind full kitchen.
The natural lighting is really something in here!
Tom Hess and Lory Brown lived and worked on the property for 40 years. This was the Hess Pottery Studio where Tom created his red clay pottery.
A cozy place to read. This yurt was designed and built by William Copperthwaite, a Harvard PhD graduate who became a pioneer in yurt building in the United States. He authored the book, A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity.
There’s a handmade staircase that takes you up to the sleeping loft.
It seems pretty magical up there.
The bathhouse is separate from the main yurt but it is nearby with covered access. What a wonderful place this must have been to create from every day!
The shower has natural lighting overhead. That seems nice.
The vanity looks very nice.
There’s a little ‘Hobbit’ door to get in and out.
- Forest Garden Yurt
- Designed/built by Bill Coperthwaite in the 1970s
- Tucked in 4 acres of Ozark forest
- Galena, Missouri
- Near Reeds Spring
- Sleeps up to 6 guests
- 1 bedroom
- 5 total beds
- 1 bath
- Nook living room
- The bathroom is a separate yurt with covered access
- Fire pits
- Camp chairs
- Roasting sticks
- Low clearance areas
- ‘Hobbit hole’ doors
- Read about the history of the yurts below
- Available to book on Airbnb
History of the Yurts
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