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Yurt Homes

Recently I read this article about a family that lives in an off-the-grid yurt (actually a couple yurts linked together) in the Kingston area and thought it was really cool. I am a big proponent of small and simple accommodation and love the idea of this after reading the article. I had heard of yurts before this, but only associated them with nomadic Mongolians, not fairly normal Canadian families. You can read about a yurt making company here. I can’t really say where I can see myself living down the road but I know I would want to live in such a way that is reflective of my ideas and ideals, and simple living is a part of that. Similarly, I have been interested in the homes of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Admittedly I would find some of their homes too small, but many I think could be enough. I want practice simplicity in many aspects of life because of both the obligation I feel to live lightly in the world, and so that I can live in and truly enjoy my life instead of wanting more. Supportive of this ideal I believe is a small simple home that prevents the accumulation of large amounts of possessions, as Thoreau said in Walden, “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”

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