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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Surrounded by canyon park-lands, this brand-new yurt with luxury conveniences features one large circular room (24’ diameter) with a queen size bed in the sleeping loft, a full size sofa bed in the living room, and two additional airbeds available as needed.” – Airbnb.com
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.
Here’s a great budget-minded (and portable, quick, easy to install) idea… a YURT that’s a tree house! This one is a 12′ diameter model from a company called Yurts Of America…. who have a some pretty drool worthy photos over at www.YurtsOfAmerica.com.” – Deek