Yurt Living: Solutions to Mold Fears

Blue Ridge Yurt

Tips to Avoid Yurt Interior Mold

  • No carpeting, yet area rugs are an option.
  • Avoid grouted tile where there is any lack of good air flow.
  • Omit closet doors when possible; use an alternative such as beads or curtains.

It also helps to wash the yurt at least once a year. Just remember that bleach does not eliminate mold (yet sunshine does), and that bleach is not recommended for yurt washing anyway.

Follow the guidelines above for healthy living and enjoy a sustainable yurt lifestyle.

The photos are compliments of Blue Ridge Yurts in Virginia that illustrate surrounding forest and landscape with the above mold-prevention guidelines.

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."

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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.

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