This 450 Not-So-Square Ft. Yurt is a guest post by Jen McGeehan – share yours!
Our little love yurt is nestled within an Ohia forest, one of the few remaining (they were almost completely wiped out when the sugar cane industry arrived!) on our island in Hawaii.
The God of our universe is still in the business of financial healing and restoration! Travel to paradise as one financially devastated couple take a flight-of-faith, leaving the economically-challenged mountains of Southern California for the unknown off-grid lifestyle of a rented yurt on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The country-wide real estate and banking collapse of 2008 sent millions of American families into financial ruin. Many hung on for dear life, believing the market would correct itself within a year or two. By 2010, no correction was in sight.
In my book, “My Year In A Yurt“, I tell the true story of how my hubby, Pat, and I filled a 40-foot Matson container, shipped our two vehicles, along with our twenty-nine year old equine and three-year old goat, and flew the friendly skies in search of a simpler way of life.
Our enormous debt of over $600,000 came as invisible baggage, as did the painful memory of handing our realtor the keys to our 3,000 square-foot home after three and a half years on the non-existent real estate market. As foreclosure and bankruptcy – additional unwanted travel companions – reared our heads, I sent yet another urgent prayer to heaven asking for God’s divine intervention.
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My Year in a 450 Not-So-Square Ft. Yurt
Images © Jen McGeehan
My Year In A Yurt unearths valuable life-changing treasure through thirty eight stories revealing the humorous yet sometimes bittersweet experiences that unfolded as we set out on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that ultimately led to a place of complete financial healing and restoration. Our restoration can only be attributed to the super-natural hand of God, the same hand that is extended to every living soul who will reach out and take hold.
Images © Jen McGeehan
Our yurt is 24′ diameter or 450 not-so-square feet. And our favorite thing about living in the yurt was the peace we felt as we worked to get out of debt, learn and adjust to the simpler life of off-grid living, appreciating all that surrounded us including the majestic Ohia trees, the startling blue ocean beyond, the calming breezes, and the animals that freely roamed them far hills!
This is my 29-year old Palomino Appaloosa (now 33) who we flew over, and Gertrude and Heidi our goats (one came with the horse) and the other was immediately adopted when we arrived, along with a roaming calf, the chickens, and our peacock.
A big thanks to Jen McGeehan for sharing with us!
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