Thermoelectric power for the yurt! I almost got it!

January 4, 2017
Hello, my faithful readers! *I will be making a video post on this subject with all the details of this less-than-successful journey and will only outline my basic findings and...

Getting ready for winter. Wood stove in a yurt. UPD-Propane heater added

October 22, 2016
Hello, my dear readers. *UPDATE Jan 2017 Unfortunately the small wood stove that I got is not enough for my poorly insulated dwelling. When the temp went down to...

Yurt living part 3 – Small yurt setup. Quick update

August 22, 2016
Hello my dear readers. It’s time for a quick update. Small Yurt addition. As I mentioned earlier, I purchased a small ger in addition to my traditional Kazakh yurt....

Yurts in Netflix’s “Marco Polo”

July 12, 2016
Greetings, my dear readers. Ever since I started to learn about and live in the yurt, I can’t stop noticing them in my daily life. I started watching a new...

Yurt living, Part 2: Setting up a Kazakh Yurt

Yurt carcass
June 8, 2016
Greetings, my fellow readers! In this post, I will try to summarize steps involved in setting up a traditional Kazakh (turkic) yurt. Setting up the skeleton Kerege (walls) First...

Yurt living, Part 1: The journey begins with laying the foundation

Straw bale platform
May 30, 2016
Building a straw bale yurt platform Greetings, my readers. It’s time to update you on my yurt building project. But before that, let me recap what the Kochevnik project is...