Romee & Ruud were indie folk musicians traveling the Netherlands in their amazing green VW bus, but had the desire to put down some roots. So they built a wooden yurt from all kinds of recycled, reclaimed and thrifted materials.
The inside of the yurt is typical studio-style with a loft bedroom and oodles of plants. One of the unique features of this home is that it’s designed to be taken apart and moved if they ever need to relocate — not unlike the Mongolian yurts that started this round home trend centuries ago. What do you think?
Natascha and Stephen were empty-nesters who had spent a lot of time travelling between India and Australia. When their son was able to purchase an acreage that allowed for other dwellings, the couple jumped at the opportunity to erect their off-grid yurt.
They’re both teachers, and while the 8-meter-wide yurt might not be “tiny” to some, this downsize has allowed them to get closer to the land and live more sustainably. One look out their window and you see why you might choose this lifestyle!
I love that while Natascha has downsized significantly, she didn’t cut back to the bare minimum — for example, she loves spinning and weaving, and kept the tools of her trade that she needed! She shared more wisdom with us in the Q&A you can read after the photo tour of her yurt home. Enjoy!
She has been living in a yurt for about 3 years. At 9,300 feet in rural Colorado.
She has been writing about her life there for the last few months and showing everyone pictures and videos of what it’s like.
When she was getting her construction approved by her local building department the staff there found her to be quite unique so she eventually became known as the yurt lady, hence the name of her blog.
Her website has tips for those interested in living in a yurt as well–information on staying warm, insulating, construction time, windows, doors, and dealing with wind.
She started out like most of us–tired of cleaning an over-sized home. Eventually her path led to a 10 acre property right next to a national forest where she’s living in now, in her yurt.
She’s been living in a 16′ yurt to try things out and she’s currently in the process of constructing her larger 30′ yurt. You can sort of see the process in this picture…
I love stories like this so I wanted to share it on here. Enjoy some of the pictures here and then go visit the Yurt Lady yourself and say hello. I’m looking forward to keeping up with her progress through her blog.
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