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Ives 12-05-2012 07:54 AM

Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?
I'm at the very beginning of thinking if this will be something we could do. We have a 2 and 5 year old, and it would take us a few years to save up the money to buy land and a yurt. I'm wondering if there's anyone on here with a young family who's doing it?

Pacific Yurts 12-05-2012 03:04 PM

You might read through this blog An Alaskan Family with a Yurt. The family has lived in their yurt with small children for the past four years. The yurt was just recently moved from the original site where it was built on top of a garage structure and is being finished a second time at a new location.

Ives 12-05-2012 03:19 PM

Thanks, I'll check it out!

HawaiiYurts 12-11-2012 02:40 PM

You can also add a yurt down the road as they get older, or build a 'two-story' yurt, laying a concrete foundation and walling it in later down the road as you can afford. There are many great ways to build in phases for a growing family :) Keep us posted!

Ives 12-11-2012 02:43 PM

Cool, thanks!

Circle In 02-12-2013 01:48 PM

Well, yes! Our family has lived in a 24' yurt for the last 4 months, including our 2 year old and a 6 year old. I think it might actually be the optimal ages as they find it absolutely "normal" and magical and fun. I'm curious myself how long it will work so nicely as they grow. We started a blog when we moved in and this might give an idea of how it has worked, for us anyway. Circle In

Ives 02-12-2013 02:12 PM

Wow, wow, wow!!! Thanks so much for your reply, just read a post on your blog and loving it!! This is what I want to do!

I'm currently trying to figure out what to do with our lives. My husband doesn't mind what we do, whether we stay where we are living a boring, poor life, or something exciting like being mortgage free and living in a yurt! It's all up to me to plan it, and it's overwhelming! I thought I decided not to do the yurt thing, but seeing your blog is making it come back again! Can I email you somehow?

And I love that you're into Waldorf!

Circle In 02-12-2013 03:03 PM

That's great! And very resonant. I am also the main planner for us and it was very overwhelming at points. It has been a wild ride, but 100% an adventure.

And yes, I'll send along my email through a private message.

amberoons 03-20-2013 09:03 AM

Re: Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?
We have been living full time mainly in a 30 foot Pacific Yurt (we have an additional 14 foot one as well thats attached). We built them a couple of winters ago. The Yurts themselves are excellent and fair in price I felt... it was all the 'other' costs that really got to us and have been very hard to cope with. Overall I love the whole set up.

We have 2 kids that have lived there since they were little... I think we started out living there when they were 5 and 7... ish? Our oldest is quite disabled with difficulty moving around/walking and cannot speak. Our youngest is a very hyperactive imaginative boy. We were in the yurt full time for at least... 2 years. We have harsh winters here and pretty major storms for most of the year and the yurts and kids have braved it all like pro's. Even when the wind picks up to 70-100 + km/h gusts through the night they don't even flinch and they sleep in the loft with the tarp not even 2 feet over their beds

The kids love it... truly. They are pretty well adjusted ppl to start out with anyway.

It is with regret that we have to leave our beautiful home and the land its on and move back to the other side of the country... We need to go, but it is bitter sweet... I love my yurt... it is the most innovative beautiful cozy space ive ever known and it just inspires and hosts so much creativity... thats a profoundly good thing for kids. it teaches them that less is really more, how to live differently... without sounding cliche to 'think outside the box'. Its benefits have been profound for me, the kids... the husband. I wish I could just pick it up and move it with us (but even tho they are mobile... ours is very much a permanent structure with an easy 100 k in the land alone utility-wise).

I hope you find what works for you and financial freedom through whatever you decide.

jmlle525 09-08-2013 05:20 PM

Re: Anyone living in a yurt full time with children?
Circle In any way I could message you questions? I am following your blog and just had some questions. We are a family of 6 (going on 7) and we are wanting to do a yurt. But am just curious about everything. Thanks

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