I’m going to TRY to keep y’all up to date on the progress (its slow, I know) of the yurt addition I am adding here at the JuicyMaters homestead. I keep trying to remember to take pictures of everything as I add the bedroom/yurt to what was the entire yurt home until I married a gal named Cindy and her daughter, Sarah, but sometimes I forget. A note here on the room in a yurt. Its great for one person, and its great for two, and it might even be great for a couple with a baby, but for two[read more...]
Way back…almost a year ago…on December 5 of 2012 I told you folks about a little yurt project I was starting that involved building a new, second yurt on my property in the north Georgia mountains. It was to be a smaller, connected yurt that would serve as a bedroom. Note: A 30 ft yurt is plenty big enough for an individual or couple, and could work for a couple with a small child (read infant), but for a newly married couple (going well, thank you) with a teenage daughter space, and privacy, are rather tight…too tight. Anyway…I tolld you[read more...]
Thinking outside the box on keeping your yurt warm. Yurts make for awesome homes…I wouldn’t change my decision to live in one, even after almost 4 years expirience at it. Yurt living is every bit as good as I had anticipated, and more. With that said, there are a few challenges to yurt living, and keeping one warm is one of them. While a yurt can be a cozy place in the winter, you really need to think about keeping your home warm a bit differently than you would in a conventionally constructed home.[read more...]
Besides the beauty and livability of my yurt, I found while dealing with the Great Christmas Tree Strike of 2009 (covered in Part 1, here, and part 2, here) that Pacific Yurts are STRONG.
Well, its happened again. I’ll be writing a post soon about the continued assaults my trees seem intent on making on my humble abode, but briefly, there has been yet another tree strike (I’m thinking of taking my chainsaw out and making a meadow out of my wooded acres).
You’ll get the details later, but since many folks are deciding NOW which yurt company to do business with this year, I thought I’d share the following email I sent to Pacific Yurts last week. It’s a direct cut-and-paste, without even formatting correction. It will tell you…yet again…just how strong a Pacific Yurt is.[read more...]
Right about now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Bob has spent all this time writing all the Yurt Yak posts, extolling the virtues of yurt living, showing us the best company to buy a yurt from, and going over the details of how to actually build a yurt, and what does he do now?”
“He tells us to avoid yurt living at all costs.”
Well folks, while I am just as happy as a pig in slop with my decision to buy, build, and live in a yurt, I thought I might plant my tongue firmly in my cheek and tell you five reasons not to live in a yurt.[read more...]