word du jour: YURT

Once again, we reference Merriam Webster online, and we find the definition of YURT:

~ a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia

Yurts are found all over the place, not just inner Asia.  And it’s not just the structure, it’s a lifestyle:

“We talk all the time about living with less; Dave lives in 706 square feet with off grid power, a composting toilet, a shower and a full kitchen and didn’t give anything up at all to live in comfort and style. When you live in 706 square feet you don’t need much to run it; he collects water from his roof, power from the sun and wind, heat from sustainably cut wood. He spends about six hundred bucks a year for his propane barbeque, gas for his chainsaw and log splitter and that is about it. He appears to enjoy it, imagine if more of us lived this way. “

To makes this real simple to use in a sentence:

Dave lives in a YURT.

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One Reply to “word du jour: YURT”

  1. Nice “word of the day”. Ahh, that Webster’s definition, it’s just not correct–yurts are covered in felt, not hides, and they’re shaped more like a muffin than a dome.

    But otherwise…you’re so right about the lifestyle, and that’s a beautiful link to Dave’s blog. His work sounds amazing!

    Wishing you a wonder-filled new year,

    becky kemery
    Author of “YURTS: Living in the Round”
    http://www.yurtinfo.org
    http://www.livingintheround.net

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