How many of you know someone who lives in a yurt? I’m guessing not many, and that even fewer of you have experienced yurt living. If you’re like me, the idea of living in a large round tent is both fascinating and bewildering. There’s just so much we don’t know about yurts! I recently met a lady whose family resides in a yurt just over an hour from me. Then a few months ago I found Esther Emery online and learned that she too, lives in a yurt! I got to see some photos on her site and I’ve been following her blog ever since. (And not just for the yurt updates… Esther is an amazing writer!)
We first contacted Esther about doing a podcast with us, but due to time constraints, we opted for a written interview. While there are many things I’d love to ask Esther someday, I wanted to use this opportunity to learn more about what it’s like to live in a yurt! I knew the questions were basic, but I figured I wasn’t the only one who wanted to know. :)
So, without further ado…
Yurt Living FAQ with Esther Emery
Some photos of Esther’s Yurt Home
Further Reading: So, You Want to Live in a Yurt? by Erin Kelly
Meet Esther Emery
For those of you who don’t know her already, Esther is the daughter of Carla Emery, famed author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Amazon). Esther and her family live off-grid in the mountains where she writes about life, faith, nature and seasons. You can read her About page here, but my favorite get-to-know-Esther post is here: An Esther Primer for New Followers. Head on over and subscribe to her blog, and while you’re there, follow her on Facebook and YouTube!