She Shares What It’s like to Live in a Yurt for Two Years

Mat & Danielle from Exploring Alternatives visit Beige and learn what its like to live in a yurt for two years in Canada. She lives way-off-the-grid with no electricity or running water. Her yurt can’t even be accessed by car, so everything including food & water are brought to the home by foot. Beige bought her yurt from Groovy Yurts. For more great videos like this one subscribe to Exploring Alternatives on YouTube. Video and image by Exploring Alternatives.

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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.

Freedom Yurt-Cabins

Solid walls, an integrated flooring system, real insulation, house windows, roundwood frame and rafters, and a wood ceiling with a tongue and groove look give the Yurt-Cabin a distinctive cabin feel. And it’s engineered for strength and longevity. And assembly is about as easy as it gets with the Yurt-Cabin’s built-in floor system and bolt-together design.” – Freedom Yurt-Cabins

Learn more about Freedom Yurt-Cabins

Designer Ryan Frank’s Off-Grid Tiny Home is Built like an Upside-Down Boat.

Designer Ryan Frank wanted a semi-mobile home for a small plot in a “sensitive area”. He thought about yurts and domes, but settled for an open source design he found online” – Kirsten Dirksen of Fair Companies

See more videos like this on the Fair Companies YouTube Channel.

The house is built like a boat, just upside-down. The lightweight bow shaped frame is covered on the interior with wood boards. The exterior is a simple canvas cover like a yurt. The walls are insulated with sheep’s wool. This combination of materials makes for an extremely breathable house which keeps it dry and comfortable in the humid climate.

Tiny Yurt Living in Northern Minnesota

Grace Brogan and John Kamman live in a yurt. It’s a squat round structure with lattice walls, a dome skylight and a few layers of canvas over the whole thing — think of a tent with stiff walls. Tents are great in the summer, but this is winter. In northern Minnesota.” – Minnesota Public Radio News

Read the whole story… Even in the frozen North, a yurt’s so good at Minnesota Public Radio News. Thanks again to Ben for sending this story my way!

Handmade Matt’s Kitchen & Bathroom Off-Grid Wagon

Here is a cabin which I have built on a flat bed, twin axle trailer. It serves as both a transport method and as facilites for a yurt. It has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob grill, fridge, sink, as well as a bathroom and a compost toilet, all with hot and cold running water.” – Handmade Matt

See more of Handmade Matt’s Kitchen and Bathroom Wagon – Off Grid Portable Home.

Yurt Camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park

Inspired by the dwellings of nomads in the steppes of Central Asia, it’s a circular structure with a cone or sphere shaped roofline that occasionally in modern times has a skylight at the top.  The BPNP (Bruce Peninsula National Park) has taken it to a whole new level with hardwood floors, wooden furniture, storage spaces, a large bunk bed and a large Murphy (fold-down) bed. It comes complete with a large deck for entertaining, a barbeque for cooking with 2 propane tanks and a place to burn wood outdoors.” – Bruce Peninsula National Park

via Yurt Camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park – Bruce County – Explore The Bruce.