Eric, an engineer with a love for mountain sports, wanted to get out of the city and closer to the action — so he built himself a 500-square-foot wooden yurt from a kit! He bought the land, routed electric and plumbing, poured a concrete slab with radiant floor heating, and erected the 25-foot-diameter structure right in the middle of a small mountain town in Washington.
The house has incredible vaulted ceilings, which makes it feel so much larger than it is. A bank of windows in the kitchen looks out at the mountains, and stairs lead up to the loft bedroom. He has a funky-shaped bathroom on the first floor, and a little nook for his office where he works from home. What do you think about this cute space?
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500 Sq. Ft. Wooden Yurt: DIY Build w/ Radiant Floor Heat
He paid $30K for his lot of land in 2017. Now that lot is worth $120k!
You walk into the grand living room and kitchen space.
The stairs lead up to the loft bedroom.
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- Eric loves mountain sports, and wanted to live closer to his destination, so he decided to move out of the city.
- Originally, he looked at tiny homes on wheels, but after crunching numbers, he figured he could spend a bit more and get a small home on a foundation.
- He purchased his 1/4 acre lot in a small town back in 2017, when it was only $30K. Now that lot is worth around $120K. The kit cost $30,000 for the shell, and once he routed water and electric and finished the interior, the total cost for the build came around $150K. That’s easily the price of a higher end THOW these days!
- The first thing he built on the property was a large shed where he could store his tools and all his sporting gear.
- The house includes a loft bedroom, but he has plans to add on a bedroom at ground level in the future.
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