Yurt Lady: Living in the Round - Tiny House Blog

Yurt Lady: Living in the Round

Happy Independence Day! With summer fully upon most of the country, let’s celebrate one of the best tiny houses for enjoying the outdoors. We’ve covered numerous yurts in the past, but Becky Kemery a.k.a.”The Yurt Lady” and her book, Yurts: Living in the Round, shows how these structures can be comfortable and elegant while still letting in the outdoors.

Becky has lived in yurts for many years in the mountains of the American Northwest. Her book was completed a few years ago while living in her own portable fabric yurt on a permaculture homestead in Idaho. She has also created an educational website called Yurt Info, a newsletter and a Facebook page for other yurt owners and fans of the wood and fabric buildings. The Yurt Info site offers information on how to buy or build a yurt, and includes a forum and links to numerous yurt videos and photo albums.

Photos courtesy of Yurt Info.


By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Bob - July 4, 2011 Reply

I have seen many yurts over the years and they all were a bit to primitive for me, but this one is very, very nice…..

MJ - July 4, 2011 Reply

Really nice…going to check out more.

Heidrun Kafka - July 4, 2011 Reply

some evenings it is autumnly cold here in Austria in the beginning of July, there fore I like to look at interesting stoves.

April - July 4, 2011 Reply

Great looking space! I really love the outside entry, great “curb appeal” for lack of a better word.

Cindy - July 5, 2011 Reply

It’s lovely! I’m so jealous! 🙂

Joe3 - July 5, 2011 Reply

I’m not jealous, just envious. Thanks for sharing, the Yurtle may be my next project. I have rented yurts in the past, nothing a nice as these, thanks for sharing.

christina leong - July 5, 2011 Reply


I would love to have information on where to buy plans for the round house. I have seen round houses in china butwas amazed to see this beautiful house in the west.

Hopefully I could get information from anyone who love tiny houses.

Thank you so much and have a beautiful life!

BTW I am living in the tropical country.

chris leong

deborah - July 6, 2011 Reply

I love yurts, but would be afraid our many insect life would find a way in. Also, what about cooling in the hot and humid south? The heat and humidity here by the gulf is unreal.

Bill - July 8, 2011 Reply

Yurts , so cool , thanks..

Randy - January 17, 2012 Reply

How would one get construction plans for a wooden sided yurt? Complete with shower and kitchenette?

Mary - February 7, 2012 Reply

Do you, or does anyone have a listing of “yurt friendly” townships in states? It makes things a whole lot easier just to pick land in a municipality that permits yurts in the first place. If so, please email me this list or a list of any township/states you know of. maryccharest@yahoo.com

Heidi - September 1, 2012 Reply

We are in the process of buying a yurt. This will be our primary residence, and was wondering whom you found to insure your yurt? Or how you went about it???

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