Yurt Living: Domes, Light, Furniture

I love yurt living. It’s like camping out, — but in a modern, convenient structure. The dome has so much to do with that feeling.

As we face the Autumnal Equinox, I watch the interior dome light shift as it does with my landscaping. The daily light beam changes with seasons.Six months ago it was time to move into my yurt. But after downsizing for years, I had no furniture left. The main pieces I needed were for storage. So as a result, I bought cheap plastic drawers on wheels to get the job done. I didn’t think much about the wheels at the time, but as my lifestyle transformed more like a nomad, it was appealing in a mysterious way.

The yurt needed cleaning before I came to really appreciate the wandering skylight beam. Now that’s a task I’ve never embraced. Yet when I could move my three and four-drawer pieces with ease, ‒ well I’m tempted to say floor cleaning was fun. The wheeled furniture appeal started to make sense.

This experience has me seeking an interior yurt designer with only one discovery to date. Hence, I’m happy to share my find. For only USD $15, you can purchase Round Design: Modern Yurt Interiors in an e-book format. The author is Rebecca MacKay, who resides in a yurt with her family in Washington state.

No review here, as I’ve not read Rebecca’s book yet. But I’m sure hoping she shares light alteration facts that give me more reason to pursue furniture on wheels. Her most appropriate chapter may be: Invite the right furniture and art into your yurt.

Meanwhile, Lifehacker author Angus Kidman shares her recent post titled Add Wheels To Your Furniture For Faster Cleaning. Could we re-phrase this to Furniture on Wheels Makes Finer Yurt Living?

If any readers out there have input on this topic, please do send your comments! I’m starting to wonder if a licensed interior yurt designer exist on our planet?

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Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

Enjoy reading some of my freelance writing about environmental design, fashion and art -- from both consumer and supplier perspectives. You may notice I focus most on individual eco designers, movers and shakers.

From sustainable fashion apparel to paint and flooring, discoveries are a rush. I get my kicks this way. I also offer sales representation of earth-friendly designed products for wholesale buyers. Retailers may take advantage of my services with factory-direct pricing. Spend less time sourcing and prevent green-washed purchases!

My other forte is connecting suppliers with business-to-business tools. Aspects of my business vary with consulting services while I'm proud to be the aide that embraces unique and innovative gigs.

I'm originally a Kentucky Blue Grass gal who relocated to Maui early 2006 and the tropical Puna District of Big Island, Hawaii late 2007. Walk the talk is my motto here.

Early 2009 I constructed a yurt home office in a semi-urban setting on a tiny lot. My water comes from the sky, contained in a catchment that's not likely to dry in this rain forest. The electric is designed for solar conversion. I grow about 30% of my food organically, compost, and recycle to the hilt. Permaculture with a full eco system is my gardening style.

In fact, gardening is my ultimate joy. I seek gigs like design, weeding and planting between other jobs. My love is Hawai'i which has more climate zones than any state. There are frequent earthquakes here, typically under a 3.0 magnitude, and I happen to dig the vibrations. It's a wonderful simple life in paradise. As I grow older and wiser, I become more and more grateful.


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