What it is like to live in a Yurt
As smoke curls from the chimney of Jill Taylor’s wooden yurt in its lush garden setting, you might think you had strayed on to the set of Peter Jackson’s next J.R.R. Tolkien film adaptation. This compact and cosy timber round house replaced Jill’s large four-bedroom family home in suburban Melbourne, but what has been lost in size, has been gained through charm, natural beauty and simplicity.
The 25-year-old yurt belonging to Jill, an administrator at a local school and mother of four grown-up children, has had a multitude of uses in its quarter of a century lifespan. Originally built at Hill Top then disassembled and reassembled in its current location, the unique 8.4 metre yurt has been used to host yoga, spiritual channelling, craft classes, masseurs and now just Jill and her occasional guests.
Read more here: https://www.domain.com.au/news/what-its-like-to-live-in-the-shangrila-of-yurts-20160713-gq4q4e/