Living in a tree yurt.

by Greta Beach
(Green Road, KY USA)

Spring in the trees

Spring in the trees

My husband and I bought 47 acres with a 135 year old house that was unlivable. We chose to go up into the hills and put up temporary housing until we quit driving truck for a living. We chose copse of hickory trees to put a platform in for our floor.

We bought a 16' diameter pre-made yurt for the rest to finish our home. We lived there 2 1/2 years before making other living arrangements.

We cooked on a campfire or a gas grill. We had a nonelectric composting toilet instead of an outhouse and an antique cowboy bathtub for warm weather bathing under the stars. Hauling all the water to live was a pleasure.

It still stands waiting for summer guests to open the doors.

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Great story... thanks for sharing!
by: Kim

Greta... what a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing that with us and our site visitors!

I have been there, beautiful
by: Beverly

We visited Greta's property, home, and had a great experience. Loved every minute of it, I am also a nature enthusiast.

Tree Yurt
by: Helen Matthews

Good story. Glad you shared this with others. Makes one believe you can make it if you try. More people are planting gardens now than ever. Going back to the way they were raised.

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