Living in a Yurt

Ever wonder what it would be like living in a yurt?

Everyone has their own preferences. Some people might want to rough it by going...

  • without traditional plumbing and hookups (off grid)
  • composting toilets
  • rain barrels
  • propane
Other people will bring all of the comforts of modern living into their yurts...
  • Television with cable
  • Internet connection
  • Hook up to the grid
  • Washer and dryer
  • Modern stove, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher
And others will have a combination of both by using...
  • Solar and wind for power
  • Water collection systems
Every home is slightly customized to its own inhabitants.

With yurts there is one thing they all have to get used to...

Living in a Circular Home

Going from squared to round living space requires a different approach. But this is a good thing.

You just have to watch out for those gaps between the walls and furniture.

A great solution for this is building walls so you can lean things against them. Like this...

Yurt Floor Plan - Walls versus No Walls

Traditionally these dwellings were outfitted with a few beds and a common sit down area for the family. Today we enjoy cooking, eating, sleeping, reading and entertaining inside.

What better way for me to show you a modern yurt then a...

Video Tour of a Modern Yurt

This is a Youtube video of the Schneiders, an Alaskan Yurt Family.

You can also find out more about living in a yurt at the Schneiders Blog. (Link will open in a new window).