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Old 09-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
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Hi. I am an Associated Press reporter based in Albany NY trying to find people in NY or nearby who live year-round in their yurt. Can anyone help me. Many thanks!
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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That is a whole lot of little yurt dwellers! If you click on Circle In to the left in your viewing panel here, there are options to either send a private message or an email.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:28 AM   #13
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My wife and I recently finished and moved into our yurt (end of August), and we live with our 3 teenagers (plus one of their boyfriends).

That's 6 of us, in a 30' yurt, with a dog!
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #14
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Great to know there is a forum for this super awesome question! My husband and I are about ready to put up our 16 foot yurt on our land with the intention of living in it with our three children ages 8, 5, and 1. I love planning the working with the layout. Our goal is to include a small tub, kitchen area, and sleeping loft of the older kids, 5 gal bucket toilet, and adult sleeping area. At first I thought are we out of our minds? Actually, we might be but more importantly is that we love an adventure and needed a place to live. I look forward to the wisdom and ideas that may be exchanged on this forum!
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #15
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Wow, 16'. That's gonna be tight. I see a breezeway with a second yurt attached to it in your future. :P Good luck!
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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We live year round with our two kids 10 & 8, 2 cats and 1 dog in a 30'er with 150 sqft loft,it is just right cant imagine it beeing any smaller. We have also built, seperate & attached buildings for bathroom and outhouse. i see a small cob addition in our future

If you can keep the bathroom seperate do it , there is just to much condensastion developed which is already a problem that has to be delt with from cooking and breathing.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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We live full time. (5yrs now), with four children 17,16,12,11. Off grid, in Canada, can u say winter eh...
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #18
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We have a Facebook page gypsy house. Lots of pics etc etc.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:54 AM   #19
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We live in our 30 ft yurt with our three children, 8, 6, and 4 (and our two frenchies!) it seems to be the perfect size for us . I believe building our bathhouse separate was our best decision, it is a 14x16 building with an a frame roof to provide room for storage in a small attic, and also serves as our mudroom/utility room for laundry. Finding a spot for clothing was difficult in the children's loft so keeping the clothing in the bathhouse helped give them some more space for play in their little area too. With purchasing building materials via craigslist, directly from lumber yards, and doing nearly all the labor ourselves, we were able to budget the whole building for less than 1,800. (Not including our compostable toilet, which was our largest cost.)
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:51 AM   #20
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Ouryurtlife......I would LOVE to see pictures of your yurt and bath house if you have them! I found this forum because I googled "Family living in a yurt" after I roped off a 30 foot circle in my front yard and thought "yeah, that's not gonna happen". Oddly, my family consists of me, my husband, and 3 kids.....8, 6, and 4, plus 2 dogs )

I had the idea of a bath house off the back but I was thinking something small.......I think 14x16 might be a better idea. Now I just need some visual inspiration!
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