Dec 052012

Hi folks! I hope everyone had as good a Thanksgiving as me and are looking forward to a great celebration of Christ’s birth!  I’m expecting a great Christmas and New Year and hope y’all are too!

I’ve got a secret as to what is going to make New Years so fantastic here at JuicyMaters, and I’ll share that with you in the next couple of weeks, but right now I want to talk to the folks who visit JuicyMaters to get information about yurts.

Are you beyond just interested in yurts?  Do you KNOW you want to own and live in a yurt…almost?  Are you ready to order your Pacific Yurt…almost?  Are you going to call your local building supply house and order the materials for the platform…almost?

In other words, are you like I was in the first quarter of 2009…99.9% ready to take the plunge and become a yurt-er, but needing just a little more “push” to get me to make the call to Pacific Yurts and place an order?  I simply could not bring myself to make the final decision to actually do it based on a nice website and some pretty pictures.  I needed to SEE a Pacific Yurt, TOUCH a Pacific Yurt…and it would have been nice to have been able to experience LIVING in a Pacific Yurt before making the final decision.  I was able to drive 100 miles to see one, and made the decision based on that 30 minute look-see…but living in one for a time would have been better.


That is what I am offering to a family that is where I was…almost-but-not-quite-ready to become yurters…the chance to live in a yurt for a time to see if it fits with their desired lifestyle changes without making a long term Load the wagons...we're moving in!commitment.

Here’s the deal:

I am going to be adding a second and third connected yurt to my current 30′ foot Pacific Yurts yurt.  While I could easily live in my yurt as the additional yurts were set up since all of the work (except a couple of hours to connect them) is done outside the existing yurt and would not have much effect on living here during construction, I will be living about 25 minutes away for about 4-6 months, including during the adding of the extra yurts to the existing one.  That is where someone can get the yurt experience AND see how to set one up without having to commit to the yurt life all at once with no turning back.

I plan to pick one family or individual who is almost-but-not-quite-there on yurt living, and wants a hands on experience of yurt living to help them decide, and provide an all around “yurt primer course” on construction and living in a yurt.

The selected folks will live in my 30′ Pacific Yurt, which is set up with a large room that encompasses roughly 75% of the yurt and has a kitchen, sleeping area, and living area, and the bathroom/laundry that takes up slightly less than 25% of the yurt and has a large custom shower stall and a washer/dryer, in addition to the toilet and sink.  The yurt will be fully furnished, including dishes and flatware…just bring clothes, bed linen, towels, and food… as well as a television set (think vacation condo) and will include electricity, an internet connection, and Dish Network for those still hooked on the TV (I must admit, that includes me…gotta have my FoxNews…lol).

This will essentially be a 24/7, 4-6 month yurt construction and living hands on seminar, giving someone the chance to try yurts out before taking the plunge.

If you are interested in participating in this, email me at [email protected]  and “Yurt Living!” in the subject line.  I will send you information on the details of how I can give you a taste of yurt construction and living without your having to make the commitment of buying one.

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Bob is a N Georgia blogger, homesteader, yurt liver, self-sufficiency nutjob, pig farmer, political activist, politician baiter...and the best damn cook you know that doesn't make a living at it.He can be followed onTwitter. You can also "Like" our Facebook page.

  11 Responses to “Pack your bags…try yurt living without commitment!”

Comments (11)
  1. I have Bern interested in a yurt for quite some time!!! Where is this yurt of its located?

  2. The Appalachian foothills of north Georgia.

  3. Great idea !!!!!!!! My business partner and I would love an opportunity like this……Keep me in mind .

  4. Hi Janie…glad you are interested…in yurts AND in this offer!

    I’m trying to keep everyone who is interested in one manageable place so I can keep folks who are interested informed. Please send me an email at [email protected], subject “Yurt Living!” and I’ll reply with the details.

    Talk to you soon,

  5. @ Bob:My business partner Monique Humprey is in the process of sending you an email of interest also!!!!! She and I are very anxious to take advantage of opportunity. Please, don’t forget about us (smile)

  6. I am so interested…I have been so wanting and trying to do this…I am currently moving towards the North Georgia mountains and have been doing extensive research into yurt living. The Fernbank museum is featuring Ghengis Khan and their is an exhibit of a mongolian yurt (ger) there….I think this is wonderful opportunity.

  7. Thanks for the info on Fernbank…I may try to get down there to see it.

    If you are interested in trying yurts out, drop me an email at [email protected] with the subject “Yurt Living” and I will send you details.

    Have a GREAT day!

  8. I’ve emailed you…would love to stay in contact with if possible during and after our transition. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  9. Isn’t this akin to getting the milk without buying the cow?

  10. Not really Ralph…I didn’t say rent free…
    @ Ralph:

  11. Ok…… maybe I should have read this thread before I posted my first inquiry, oh, the ADD strikes back. Email on the way……


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