So, You Want to Live in a Yurt?

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This ebook is dedicated to all of our fellow dreamers, and live-outside-the-box-ers. May it help you avoid the negatives, and enhance the positives of your yurt adventure.

The information contained in this ebook is purely based on the author’s experiences, and knowledge gained along the way. It is for informational purposes only.

In this ebook, I have referenced several yurt companies and yurt references. Please use your own due diligence as you research your options, as I do not assume responsibility for the performance or product from those third parties. At the time of this ebooks writing, these companies were in good standing; however, nothing is ever constant!

No materials, text or images, from this ebook may be reproduced or sold without prior consent of the author. This ebook in its entirety, or in part, may not be sold, reproduced or transmitted without the prior written consent of the author
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YurtFAQs.com - 2012. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781623091774

WELCOME

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It’s difficult to ignore the magic of “living in the round”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION

SO, WHAT IS A YURT?

WHY DID WE CHOOSE A YURT?

HOW LONG FROM START TO FINISH

WHO SHOULD I BUY FROM

PROBLEMS ALONG THE WAY

LAYOUT OF OUR YURT

REAL OR FAKE? WINDOWS THAT IS

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

SO, HOW MUCH DID IT COST?

OUR YURT TIMELINE

WHAT DO WE WISH WE HAD KNOWN?

YURT LIKES AND DISLIKES

YURTS - NOT JUST FOR FULL TIME LIVING

FINAL THOUGHTS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION

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There are few homes as calming, and unique as a yurt.

This is us, sometimes happy city dwellers, blissfully unaware that in less than two years, we’d be living in a YURT! In the
mountains
of VA. …
wow.

I’ve lived in large homes, small homes, apartments in NYC, 100 year old farmhouses in NJ and even a doublewide in VA. None of them compare to the yurt in terms of openness, flexibility and comfort.

You’ve probably heard a few things about yurts -- namely, yurts are easy to raise, they are moveable, they are cheap -- and these things are all true. But there is definitely some fine print to read before you sign on that dotted line. Mike and I don’t regret our decision to build and live in a yurt, but we do wish we’d known a few more details before we started the ride. That is why this ebook exists.
I wrote it for YOU
.

We hope that you use this as a guide, and that it helps you to decide whether a yurt is really for you. Hopefully our tips, and things to avoid will guide you as you build your own dream home. If based on something in this ebook, you decide a yurt really isn’t for you, we applaud your self knowledge. And, always feel free to ask more questions via our Facebook page, or through our website.

Remember, there truly is something out there for everyone.

Cheers,

SO, WHAT IS A YURT?

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AKA - one of those “things” (our building inspector when we first spoke with him), a “circus tent” (by our family members)… and so on.

The original yurt was found in Mongolia, used by people who needed an easily moveable structure as they travelled with their herds of animals across the plains. It was a much more basic version of what you can buy from Pacific Yurts or similar modern yurt companies. What we’re currently living in is certainly more moveable than a house, but after the work of building the deck, installing plumbing/electric and an interior closed bathroom with stick built walls and ceiling ….this yurt isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! So when people describe yurts as “easy to move”, “cheap” or similar - take it with a grain of salt, and remember, the yurt itself might be those things, but the components that make it the best home we’ve ever lived in, are not so “easy to move” or “cheap”. But we’ll cover that further in later chapters.

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