Yurts

Four Tips for Making a Sustainable Yurt Garden

Yurts have long been a go-to option for those interested in making their living situations more sustainable. Since yurts can be constructed at a relatively low cost, use little to no electricity, and often are located in serene and natural areas, they’ve become a popular (and efficient) way to live a greener life. For most […]

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Five Reasons to Plan an Artist Retreat at a Pacific Yurt

One of the best ways to invest in your creative self is to plan a retreat or an artist residency in a location that provokes the imagination. While artist retreats vary in length, location, and focus, these generative periods are often highly beneficial for those who dedicate the time to experience them. They provide solitude, […]

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The Benefits of Living in Round Spaces

There’s something calming about living in round spaces. Surrounded by curved walls that inspire creativity, the flow is graceful from one area to another. That feeling isn’t new. People have embraced living in round homes for thousands of years. The Alaskan Inuit still occasionally construct domed igloos, which rely on heavily compacted blocks of snow […]

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5 Ways to Relax & De-Stress in a Yurt

Stress affects our bodies and minds in ways we are still discovering, but as humans we also tend to grow used to the surging amounts of adrenaline, tension, and other road signs shouting to us that it’s time for a break. It’s vital we get away from it all to reconnect with ourselves and recalibrate […]

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Our Solutions for the Top 5 Myths About Yurt Living

There are a lot of myths that circulate around yurts. Here we address some of the most common myths we hear and offer our solutions. Myth #1: Yurts are just like tents with no insulation value, so they are always too hot or cold. The Facts: Although the yurt’s compact, circular shape and conical roof encourage […]

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A Look at Pacific Yurts’ Environmental Initiatives

Pacific Yurts was founded with the goal of allowing people to get closer to nature while minimizing their impact on it. Yurts are inherently eco-friendly structures; their lightweight, circular design maximizes interior square footage while curtailing required construction materials. Moreover, yurts often require just a simple post and beam platform as a base. As such, […]

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History of Round Homes: From Mongolian Gers to Modern Yurts

Today’s yurts often serve as recreational rentals and eco-friendly homes. But did you know that they were originally designed as the primary dwellings of ancient nomadic tribes? The Bronze Age rock etchings in Siberia depict the earliest evidence of yurt dwellings, while yurts also served as the primary homes for the fierce Huns warriors in Mongolia […]

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30' Pacific Yurt in Mongolia next to traditional ger
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Traditional vs. Modern Yurts – What’s the Difference?

A yurt is a round portable structure with a collapsible wood frame and fabric coverings. Architectural Digest has deemed these unique circular structures “architectural wonders.” Traditional yurts have been in continuous use throughout the region of Central Asia for thousands of years. There are several variations of the basic design and different names used for […]

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