Shearwater Cove – An Off Grid Yurt Village in Alaska

The folks at Tiny Home Tours recently visited Jason & Charity at Shearwater Cove, who’ve built an off-grid yurt village in Alaska.

They found the land in the dead of winter and began building in 2015. Building on the land was tough. All the building materials in by boat and they used the boat dock as their initial work platform. The first step was to build decks, stairs, and bridges up and across the boulders, creeks, and rough terrain. This extensive decking provided easy access to the yurt platforms.

Today you can visit Shearwater Cove’s oceanfront yurt rentals and access to kayak adventures in Resurrection Bay and Fox Island. Shearwater Cove is just 10 miles from Seward Alaska but is only accessible by boat.

So if you feel like a tiny living adventure in Alaska consider checking out Shearwater Cove.

Photos via Shearwater Cove.

Inside Issue 31 – Tiny House Magazine

These stories and more are in Issue 31 of the Tiny House Magazine.

  • Places and Spaces is the feature article in Issue 31. One of the most appealing attributes of the tiny house lifestyle is mobility – home is where you park it. The story features folks who’ve traded in corporate life and mortgages for a tinier life.
  • Gabriella Morrison writes about Living the Good Life and How Tiny House Living Allowed Us to Create Our Dream Lives.
  • Malissa Tack shares how to live in a tiny house with pets.
  • Jenna and Guillaume are now up in Alaska after traveling across the country. They share the true costs of towing a tiny home.

You can download a copy of Tiny House Magazine onto your computer or mobile device.

 

Scandinavian Peaks Hut

Built in 1990 among the magnificent Scandinavian peaks of the Matanuska Glacier area. It provides a great base camp for the exploration of the area and assaults on the neighboring peaks. 40 yards behind the hut-small rivulets draining form the ice, might be frozen in the morning. Water can also be obtained on the Scandinavian Glacier below. Sleeps 10, insulated, 2-burner Coleman cook stove, bring your own fuel.” – Mountaineering Club of Alaska

See more of these huts at the Mountaineering Club of Alaska.

Tiny Adventure: Stuff! Stuff! Stuff!

As this family prepares for the big move to Alaska the challenge of downsizing hits hard.

I have for the last several days been attempting to down size all the things that I have. I downsized the kitchen in 20 minutes. It was so quick. Maybe it’s because cooking and I will be forever enemies.  Soon it was time to start my clothes closet. Should be simple right? Four hours later and my room is still a huge mess!

Read more at Tiny Adventure: Stuff! Stuff! Stuff!.