This entry was posted on February 22, 2016.
There are a number of reasons to live in a yurt:
- Wanting to get closer to nature
- Wanting to downsize
- Wanting to live mortgage free
- Reduce stress
- Live off-the-grid
- Cost efficiency
- Drawn to unique alternative structures
- Sustainable and permaculture lifestyle
- Intentional community formation
- Spiritual growth
- Financial security
- Seclusion and social avoidance
- Limit materialism
- Global and ethical stewardship
One thing that all of our customers have in common is their desire and dedication to the consideration and care of the land. The land is the foundation to find balance and create an ecologically-sound life. Being a yurt owner goes hand-in-hand with the promise to deal with the health of the land it sits on. I have yet to meet a yurt dweller who was consciously adding to the destruction of our planet.
By simplifying your needs, material things, carbon footprint, and re-establishing your commitment to the ethical care of the land, something magical transforms. Your struggles become real and tangible. Your highs and lows have implications and value. You use your mind and body to provide for your own needs. Instant gratification is no longer the norm, but a distant unpleasant memory - like looking at your high school yearbook and wondering what in the world compelled you to cut your hair like that!
You take pride in having a thriving greenhouse, a water catchment system, solar panels, and a pantry full of real organically grown ingredients replacing the hustle and bustle of the rat race you left behind. A neighbor is down the road if you need them, glad to come and help with a project or two. For the most part, though, you don’t see each other for weeks, maybe months on end … and you both like it that way!
Slowly you notice that you have more time to read, time to start the book you always wanted to write, time to grow your best garden ever! Your worries turn into paying attention to the weather forecast, not because you live in a yurt, but because the raised bed could use a good soaking. Your focus becomes striving to achieve resiliency, find a balance between you (your consumption) and the land (your environmental concerns) and to become the person your dog thinks you are! Why can’t you heal yourself and the planet at the same time?
If you have questions that will help you to conclude if yurt living is right for you, please feel free to give me a call. You can bring about a change in how you want to live by not participating in destructive, unethical, and wasteful behavior and instead blaze a path in life that is healing, simple, and regenerative. Many have concluded that yurt living is a unique and yet viable way to explore a new way to live with less hassle and more life!
Enjoy the journey!