Yurt living part 3 – Small yurt setup. Quick update

August 22, 2016
Hello my dear readers. It’s time for a quick update. Small Yurt addition. As I mentioned earlier, I purchased a small ger in addition to my traditional Kazakh yurt....

Kochevnik project – The art of taking it slow

August 4, 2016
The art of taking it slow In the past I rushed into ambitious and difficult projects. Sometimes foolishly brave and I lost more battles than won, but those wins...

Yurts in Netflix’s “Marco Polo”

July 12, 2016
Greetings, my dear readers. Ever since I started to learn about and live in the yurt, I can’t stop noticing them in my daily life. I started watching a new...

Yurt living, Part 2: Setting up a Kazakh Yurt

June 8, 2016
Greetings, my fellow readers! In this post, I will try to summarize steps involved in setting up a traditional Kazakh (turkic) yurt. Setting up the skeleton Kerege (walls) First...

Yurt living, Part 1: The journey begins with laying the foundation

Straw bale platform
May 30, 2016
Building a straw bale yurt platform Greetings, my readers. It’s time to update you on my yurt building project. But before that, let me recap what the Kochevnik project is...

The eternal circle: An illustrated history of yurts by Candace Rardon

April 10, 2016
This article is reposted by  permission of a very talented illustrator and great human that has a first hand experience with yurt living Candace Rardon. Read on…. The eternal circle:...