Living in a Yurt

Living in a Yurt

Monika Gromek
Jul 16, 2009

We definitely take things for granted in our daily lives. Most of us expect a bathroom where we live, easy access to our home, and proximity to stores is important as well. A friend of a friend lives in a yurt on a 52 acre property about two hours north of San Francisco. We love being around nature, so being surrounded by so much greenery is definitely a treat. In this instance it comes with certain sacrifices. To get to the yurt you have to cross a creek and in the winter a zip line comes in handy. Also an outhouse poses a few question for us, but the quiet surroundings, the setting, and the round construction of the yurt are big pluses. Would you consider a life like this for long term?

For us it would only work for a short while and it would require some adjustment in our lifestyle. Seeing the stars every night would be a huge plus and possibly spark a new interest in astronomy. All the space presents many options. We love the fire pit with the stone sitting around it. Also the idea of decorating a yurt is very inpiring. We can imagine that working with a round construction presents its own challenges and problems to solve, but we also think that it would be really fun. So what do you think? Is this your cup of tea?

(Images: Jeremy Megran)

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