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Mobile yurtle living space

Yurtle is a Yurt on the go


I've always thought the traditional pop up style campers had room for improvement.

The Yurtle will put an end to your square lodge blues with a nice circular structure to rest within. This portable model will run you about 6800 bucks, which seems comparable to other new pop up campers. The Yurtle will take at least an hour to set up compared to seconds on the pop up.

Seems like this might be a great alternative to the FEMA trailers we heard so much about after hurricane Katrina?

Yurtle wrapped upGo to Laurelnestyurts.com for more round options and details on their small community of 14 yurts. They've got a few sections to their blog where they discuss permaculture and gardening, topics that drove me to their site in the first place.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Those look so much cozier than a pop-up, and a bit less we-need-a-team-of-oxen than a gypsy wagon...

Good find! PS-- Also /smart/ fix on the buckets a few posts back.

Comment by W.E. Junkie Fri Jul 9 00:02:52 2010
Ha! Never thought about that... I figure I could build one for quite a bit less. Now that is something to consider as I have a camper here that needs renovation. Might just scrap it and use the running gear to do something like that.
Comment by Shannon Fri Jul 9 02:51:03 2010
If either of you gives it a try, you'll have to send us some photos! It seems like Mark's and my gypsy days are a bit behind us at the moment, at least during the growing season. But maybe once we find a caretaker friend, we'll be more inclined to hit the road and explore in the winter. If so, I think this yurt trailer may be the best choice we've seen so far.
Comment by anna Fri Jul 9 15:07:33 2010
thanks for featuring us on your blog! we can help anyone (including you, once you start traveling a bit...) to build the yurt... this makes it more affordable and fun!! love the blog and thank you again! asia
Comment by asia szrek Fri Jul 30 01:34:27 2010
As you can see, it really caught some of our readers' imagination. Thanks for coming up with such a great idea!
Comment by anna Fri Jul 30 08:00:40 2010





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