Author: Becky Kemery

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586858912

Category: Architecture

Page: 146

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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.


The Pacific Yurt offers practical advantages, but really, who would live in one? A lot of people, from the Ozarks to the Caribbean, according to Alan Bair, president of Pacific Yurts. "Some sit in backyards of mansions," adds Bair.






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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.

Curative Powers

the nomadic population, information on red yurts became sparse in the early 1930s. ... work to undermine practices associated with Islam and deemed “unhealthy,” such as polygyny, bride price, and underage marriage.14 On a practical ...


Author: Paula Michaels

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822970743

Category: History

Page: 264

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Curative Powers combines post-colonial theory with ethnographic research to reconstruct how the Soviet government used medicine and public health policy to transform the society, politics, and culture of its outlying regions, specifically Kazakhstan. Winner of the 2003 Heldt Prize from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

Practical Yurts

In Practical Yurts, Hatch thoroughly documents his project, beginning by explaining how a simple, round tent could fit the needs of a retired aerospace industry professional.


Author: Steven W. Hatch

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1496089995

Category: Architecture

Page: 72

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When Steven W. Hatch found himself in a housing crisis, pressed for time and money, he discovered that building a yurt was his best option. In Practical Yurts, Hatch thoroughly documents his project, beginning by explaining how a simple, round tent could fit the needs of a retired aerospace industry professional. Beyond the practicalities of easy construction and low initial output and ongoing ownership costs, he was drawn to the “feeling” inside a yurt. Another deciding factor was learning that yurts are controlled by the building codes for alternative, membrane-covered frame structures, so he could save a big chunk of money and still meet his county's building code with a yurt, using radiant barrier insulation. Chock full of similarly useful information, photographs, and details about the planning, preparation, and building process, much of Hatch's book applies to any do-it-yourself, money-saving homebuilding project. But for Hatch, nothing could beat his yurt and the peacefulness of simple living it provides. An invaluable resource for people looking to reduce their environmental footprint, lower their living costs, or build a great hunting cabin, Practical Yurts is presented in the personable tone of a friend who wants to share what he learned to help you avoid aggravation and make your building project a success.

The Camping Book

Bringing a few luxuries, like a favourite coffee pot, or a few (expendable) china cups or wine glasses is a great way to reward yourself for living outside. Beautiful and practical. Yurts can be surprisingly luxurious inside. YH I-._.


Author: Ed Douglas

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405343978

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 499

Ensure your camping trip goes like a dream – stay dry, keep warm, eat great food and have fun! Whether you’re a family camper or a novice backpacker this is the must-have camping companion. A comprehensive kit review enables you to choose the right tent, sleeping bag, stove, and everything else you need for your camping trip – wherever you're going, and to whatever degree you're roughing it. The how-to section shows you all the practical stuff you need to know to get the best out of your break. Enjoy great food on your camping trip with 50 simple recipes including one-pot wonders, dishes that don’t require refrigerated ingredients, and red-hot ideas for rustling up some BBQ sizzlers on the campfire. From tent pegs to accessories, perfect pitches to campsite dos and don’ts, don’t go camping without it!

Builders of the Pacific Coast

Fletcher has a bright, cheerful, and practical yurt on an island in British Columbia, surrounded by a lush garden. It was prefabricated by Pacific Yurts and she erected it in 1980–81. The roof is ultravioletstabilized vinyl and the ...


Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780936070438

Category: Architecture

Page: 251

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In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners' privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There's been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the '60s and '70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles.

Mongolian Cloud Houses

I decided to build a smaller yurt — more practical for one guy , easier to heat — out of canvas , covering a lighter frame . I started browsing through old National Geographic magazines , looking at the gers ( yurts ) built by Mongolian ...


Author: Dan Frank Kuehn

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070390

Category: Architecture

Page: 140

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A guide to building a Mongolian cloud house, this title presents new techniques and information for building a yurt, including a list of commercial yurt manufacturers, tools, and materials.

Material Culture and Sacred Landscape

Around the yurt there are no specific territories and anyone from that yurt can fish anywhere . ( 4 ) Gathering — Cedar Nuts , berries , Wild ... Practical Resources Yurt communities are dispersed relative to each other 252 Chapter Eight.


Author: Peter D. Jordan

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759102775

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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Study of the Khanty pastoralists of Siberia and their use of sacred landscapes.

A Year in a Yurt

An adventure in off-grid living full of practical advice Autumn Raven, Adam Raven Joy Lorton. and chat. Did we really want to sell the house? If we did, what to do next? I had been thinking of renting an apartment.


Author: Autumn Raven



Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 806

Many people have asked why we did this. Why would my husband and I sell our home, car, ATV, snowmobile, furniture, why donate over 90% of our belongings and move into a yurt, in Maine no less? You might be surprised, because the reasons were really not all that unique: debt, unhappiness, and lack of fulfillment with where we found ourselves in life. What was unique was our solution. Join us as we strive to achieve our dream of becoming debt free by drastically altering our lifestyle and building a low cost, DIY yurt. A Year in a Yurt follows us as beginners while we tackle our first year from construction through a snowy Maine winter in our tiny house while we battle insects, heat, cold, and occasionally each other in a search for freedom through living in an alternative, solar home. Learn from our decisions made to solve a multitude of problems from solar installation, types of toilets, what to cook on, how to plumb an indoor shower, and more as we strive not just to survive but to be prosperous and self sufficient in our new homesteading lives. This book is full of photos with more available on line to better illustrate what life is like in less than 500 square feet of space and living in a cloth sided yurt!

Minnesota Off the Beaten Path

... including one that provides skiers with access to a most unusual type of accommodation: the yurt. ... the people of the Mongolian plateaus have found cylindrical, peak-roofed tents, or yurts, to be practical places to live.


Author: Mark R. Weinberger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493031214

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Minnesota Off the Beaten Path show you the North Star State you never knew existed. Ski, hike, or just relax at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center; visit a three-billion-year-old rock in Yellow Medicine County; or fill up at the world’s only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed service station in Carlton County. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.