The Farrells' 250-Square-Foot Mongolian Yurt

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Thirty-four summers ago, Brooklyn dwellers Cathy and Greg Farrell gathered fifty of their closest friends in New York’s Adirondack Mountains to build a yurt, a flying saucer–like structure once reserved for nomads in Mongolia. In 10 days, the sloping walls of the simple dwelling rose beside a stream, the start of a sprawling compound worthy of the Swiss Family Robinson…

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