A Yurt with a View

From Wikipedia:

     A yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

I mentioned in the last post that I had decided to rent a yurt in Ocean View.

The sunny pictures were taken today (1/6/10), the overcast pictures were taken yesterday.

It was the best short-term deal I could find. $250/week. It’s turning out to be very nice. I now have a nice workspace and a reliable wireless internet connection.

It looks like in leans in the picture, but it doesn’t.  It’s perfectly level. 

It’s got satellite TV too. What’s a yurt without satellite TV?

The yurt I’m staying in is a studio yurt.  The one in this picture is a 2-bedroom yurt.

The lot is built on an a’a lava flow.

Again from Wikipedia:


ʻAʻā (also spelled aa, aʻa, ʻaʻa, and a-aa; pronounced /ˈʔɑʔɑː/, from Hawaiian[6] meaning “stony rough lava”, but also to “burn” or “blaze”) is one of three basic types of flow lava. ʻAʻā is basalticlava characterized by a rough or rubbly surface composed of broken lava blocks called clinker.

They have a few pineapples growing on the lot.

Until a few years ago, I had no idea what a pineapple plant looked like. They still somehow don’t quite look believable to me. I guess I expected something different.

It’s like a George Forman grill on steroids.  When it’s done, nothing but ass ash. 

I bought a 2 1/2 pound avocado today.  I was only able to eat half of it for dinner. 

The view from the top of the stairs leading to the yurt. 

5 comments on “A Yurt with a View

  1. Jennie,

    Thank you for the comment. I think yurts are very interesting. I’m surprised that more people haven’t heard of them.


  2. Sam,

    Thank you for the comment. I think yurts are very interesting, practical, and flexible structures. This is the first time I’ve stayed in one. It seems to me that a person could make a yurt into any kind of home they want it to be.


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