Yurt Living

Ever heard of a yurt? My first exposure to these self supporting structures from Central Asia was on an episode of Dwell. An uber cool couple had created a little hide away in their backyard. On the outside they look like plain little canvas huts but on the inside they had wrap around bench seats with deep plush seats and comfy lighting. When my boyfriend and I where hired to take pictures for a company camping event. I was so excited to hear that one of the options was to stay in a yurt.

We camped in Northern California outside of Yuba City at a campground called Lake of the Springs.
Virw of the dock

I don’t know if you could really call it camping. The yurt was better than a lot of hotel rooms I have had to stay in. As you can see on the outside it is raised canvas hut.

But on the inside there was a small kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower, and a full size bed, and a television. It was a pretty comfy way to spend the weekend. The television even had cable.
Inside of the Yurt

The campground itself was beautiful lots of trees, lakes, and hills. The bittersweet moment was Sunday morning when all of these deer came out. I was lucky enough to snap a few photos but it was still a little sad to see these wild animals who had become so dependent on eating campers trash and left overs.


Sisters, sisters. . .






3 responses to “Yurt Living”

  1. Ari (Baking and Books) Avatar

    I hadn’t heard of yurts until now but they look like a lot of fun! Much better than a regular ol camping tent.

  2. Chara Michele Avatar

    Wow, I love the pictures of the deer!

    I think getting to stay in a yurt would be a lot of fun:)

  3. Christine Avatar

    I have heard of yurts….they have them in Big Sur, but too scared to try staying in them, but maybe i will!

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