Traditional Mongolian Yurt For Sale

$6,000, 250 sq. ft., Seattle

At Tiny House Listings, here.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Traditional Mongolian Yurt For Sale

  1. Oh, it's just fabulous, Lloyd. I love the doorway. I could even afford to buy it, and could drive to Seattle to get it, but it doesn't have a bathroom. Women of a certain age can't live without indoor plumbing. Too bad.

  2. let's hope that this tiny yurt offers top-quality at such a price…

    Some questions to consider if you are interested in buying a yurt imported from Mongolia (in the last ten years, importing companies sprang up like mushrooms) :
    What is the quality of the materials ? is the yurt industrially manufactured or handmade ?
    Do Mongolian craftsmen earn a decent income from their work ? Do they have good working conditions ?
    Where do the wood come from ? (scarce resource in Mongolia)
    Canvas, insulation, etc : quality ? sustainability ?
    Ask serious builders – don't buy with your eyes closed

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