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October 01 , 2010


Living in the Round


Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, thoroughly modern, utterly versatile, and immensely popular modern structure whose possibilities are still being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from back country trekking and campground uses to modern permanent homes and offices. Yurts: Living in the Round shows how to build, insulate, ventilate, and transport a yurt, plus shares invaluable information on everything from foundations and heating to building codes and floor plans. Inspiring and imaginative photographs plus an extensive resource section offer all the information needed to take the next step. Explore the benefits of circular living, in locations as diverse as the mountains of France, a retreat center in Chile, a bed and breakfast in Georgia, and many more!

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Yurts reveals:

  • Which kind of yurt to buy
  • Where to find a yurt, find a builder, or get plans to do it yourself
  • Floor plans for a variety of yurts
  • Case studies and personal stories of yurt dwellers
  • Ideas on combining yurts with outbuildings or satellite yurts
  • Plus, an extensive resource section and index!
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