I live, as previously mentioned, in a 16 foot yurt with my husband, our cat Kenobi, and our puppy Loki, although the latter will soon be in a kennel as he is growing at a disconcertingly rapid pace.
We get our water piped in from the farmyard, propane for our gas cooker, and a single solar panel fulfils our energy demands (3 LED lights and laptop/phone chargers). We have been living like this for a year now, and despite the various challenges that arise with this lifestyle, we are happy. I will eventually post photos of the yurt in its current state, but I thought it best to go back to the beginning and show our progress from then until now.
We ordered the yurt from the UK based Yurt Workshop as their yurts are designed for this wild Atlantic climate. That and their quality was significantly superior to all of the other producers we looked into as most yurts are built for seasonal ‘glamping’ rather than full time dwelling.
Simon built our base from several old power lines, 2×4’s, reclaimed insulation, and marine plywood. We never put down proper flooring to seal the plywood as our move came unexpectedly early. It is uncertain whether we’ll ever finish the floor as this year we intend to start building our permanent home- more on that later.
That’s all folks- for the nice Nikon photos anyway.