Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on June 6, 2008
They say anyplace you hang your hat is home. But what if you’re like me and you don’t wear hats? (Not all of us have the cheekbones, you know.) Does that mean you’re destined for homelessness? No. It means you should check out The Nomad Yurt.
As far as super-temporary housing goes, yurts are about the smartest choice you can make. Not only are they more unique-looking than tents, their name sounds cooler. And while they seem very Moroccan in design, I think their origin is actually Asian.
The advantages that EcoShack’s Nomad Yurt bring to the playing field are a light but sturdy ecologically sound bamboo structure and its own beautifully sanded floor (very atypical for a yurt, which usually leaves you enjoying — or not enjoying, depending on where you are — the elements beneath you).
This structure is 150 square feet of easy to install (if you’ve got help), easy to move and permit-free space. Whether you’re using it in your backyard as a private zen palace or keeping it in the trunk of your car for your own relaxation temple on-the-go, the WeatherMAX cover should keep you reasonably safe from mild weather.
The downside? At $8,400, it’s a little pricey (okay, a lot), but if you get it directly from the manufacturer and you order five, you get 5% off. Nice. You could have a whole yurt colony. Just don’t drink the Kool-Aid.
Forget the hat. Home is where the Nomad Yurt is. For more information, check out the official site.