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  • Responses to Critics of Tiny Houses

    The Oregonian/Oregon Live recently detailed a list of 77 reasons critics don’t like tiny houses, some more serious than others. Here we offer responses to critics of tiny houses — some more serious than others. Reason #1 that tiny houses are a big mistake: Living full time in a tiny house on wheels is illegal in […]

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  • Siberian Nomad Homes: Yurts, Yarangas, and Chums

    Photo of Altai yurt

    An article by Alexandra Seven on Russia Beyond the Headlines looks at the traditional homes of indigenous Siberian nomad families, with some really great photos. She describes the traditional structures: Siberian nomads made their traditional homes – chums, yarangas and yurts – from animal skins, wood, hair and wool. The frame was always wooden. In warm seasons, the frame […]

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  • I Love Luci: That Yurt Featured on the MPOWERD Blog

    mpowerd luci lux that yurt blog post

    We recently spoke with MPOWERD, a great company that makes affordable solar-powered lanterns (called the Luci), and the interview is now posted on their Bright Ideas blog. We’re so grateful for their interest in what we’re up to and how we’re getting by. We’ve been using one of their products, the Luci Lux — well, six […]

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  • Spotlight: Dirtbag Steve Discovers the Internet

    Our friend Steve is a dirtbag. Like, really dirty and really baggy. Like, who-let-him-into-the-yurt dirty. Maybe you’re a dirtbag too. Or maybe you’re just sociologically curious about that strange fringe of the population. Either way, he recently started a blog that is worth adding to your subscription list, in which he documents his “grungy life searching out […]