Because mostly when people hear i live in a yurt, they think i live in a yogurt container or a pile of exotic animal dung.
I wasn't sure how living in a yurt would really fair out.... ya know... with weather and it being a bit like a giant tent and all. This yurt has been up for some years now and it seems like brand new still - no damage, smells free of anything nasty, a real simple yet functional floor plan.
I like it. Its kinda awesome and i think people should know its a good option for housing, during economic strife (building a regular common house is WAY expensive and wasteful).
..... but i digress into my planet-y thoughts.....
let's just look at the yurt..... cause its so fuckin neato!
This one has the silver bubble wrap type insulation (stays SO warm with a woodstove, its freaky! its even sweaty!) in between layers of fabric walls (inside wall/outside wall).... the fabric of this yurt is made of synthetic weather proof stuff and it works really well. I have already sat in pouring rain, scary winds, etc.... and it weathered just fine with no leaks. The window can be zipped shut completely, or the clear part can be pealed off (Velcro) and leave a screen for fresh air.
There is a built in section with a small bathroom and kitchen, and loft on top that space to sleep (get there by ladder)...
PLUS a bubble sun & moon roof in the center!!! Talk about wacky, trippy, weird.....
you can watch the clouds go by, the rain hit, the storms blow in, the stars above, the moon move across the sky, the sun come up...... the bubble makes you connect to flow of nature outside while sleeping inside.
I really like it. Impressed, is what i am.
*** i will show more details later, when i make a video on a sunny day! ****