Moving into a yurt is a wonderful way to embrace nature and remove a lot of the extra stuff in your life. These strong structures allow you to think about the small wonders in life again. However, the transition entails some adjustments. Below are a few things to consider before living in a yurt full-time.
Give Yourself Time To Adjust
Yurt living is significantly different than living in a traditional home. The average American home is slightly under 2,500 square feet. That’s a lot of space, and a lot of stuff can fill that space.
On the other hand, yurts are much smaller. For example, Freedom Yurt-Cabins offers a variety of sizes; however, our smallest model is 217 square feet, and our largest model is only 490 square feet. Therefore, if you’re moving from a traditional American house into a yurt, it will be an adjustment for you.
Use the Outdoor Space
Utilizing the outdoor space around your yurt is an excellent way to make it feel larger. Plus, you’ll spend more time outdoors enjoying the natural beauty around you. Build a gorgeous wrap-around porch and fill it with beautiful outdoor furniture. Set up a fire pit as a focal point where people can gather for conversation. You can also use the pit as a way to prepare meals.
Since yurts are smaller, clutter, dirt, and dust build up faster in the smaller space. Maintaining a clean living area is important to help you feel calmer and more productive. Fortunately, it won’t take nearly as long to clean a small yurt as it would a traditional 2,500-square-foot home. Create a cleaning schedule to help you stay on top of tasks. It will make the process easier and faster.
Let In the Sunshine
Smaller homes require more natural light to make them appear roomier. So install as many windows as possible on your yurt to get the most natural light. Also, keep window shades open during the day to allow in as much sunshine as possible, and install a storm or screen door to another opening.
Cut Back on Your Possessions
Before you move into your yurt, you’ll need to cut back on your possessions. After all, there’s only so much storage and livable space. So consider what the things are that you need to live comfortably; these are the items you’ll bring with you. You can donate everything else.
Does full-time yurt living still sound appealing after reading the above considerations? Freedom Yurt-Cabins sure does hope so. Browse our amazing selection of customizable yurt kits for sale to find the perfect one for you. You can also contact us for more information—we look forward to helping you!
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