Are yurts the next trend in the tiny home craze?
A yurt, by definition, is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt that is typically used as a dwelling for nomadic individuals. Traditional yurts originated in Central Asia, and were especially popular with Turkish and Mongolian people. A yurt, by modern standards really just means a fancy tent that you can live in, and potentially move if necessary. With the tiny craze still going strong however, it is unsurprising that people are looking to move into yurts, on both a full-time and part-time basis.
So what is the benefit of living in a yurt? Besides being able to tell people you live in a yurt, obviously the lack of commitment to a specific traditional home or location is a plus for many people. If you are looking to get off the grid, yurts are great because they are much more sturdy and permanent than tents, and less expensive than fully-functional self-sustaining houses.
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So if you have been dreaming of moving into a yurt, but are still kind of unsure, here are five yurts you can rent for the short term, to decide if yurt life might be something you want to try.
This 700 square-foot mountain yurt is two hours out of Cheyenne, WY, and comes with gourmet meals, leather couches, a huge bed, and a guide to take you back and forth via horseback. What more could you possible want?
Located only 30 minutes out of Denver, this mountain yurt features a wraparound deck and 360 degree mountain views.
Just outside Zion National Park, this stargazing yurt can sleep up to 11 people and has an outdoor fire pit, perfect for cold nights.
This artist’s yurt sits on 21 acres, and is situated three hours out of El Paso, TX. It comes with a hammock grove, bike rental, and wood fired hot tubs.
Outside of Austin, TX, this yurt is pretty much the ultimate glamping experience, with vintage furniture, a writing desk inside each rental, and hammocks for relaxation.
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