No Square Corners

Just what would a yurt look like on the inside? Let me give you a pictorial tour of my previous home (little text).

A Very Good Bed
A Funky 3-compartment Sink

Is this a candidate for House Beautiful? Far from it. Still, a unique adventure.

The Semblance of a Kitchen
An Old Refrigerator and Space Heater
Control Central

The bed is the best object in the yurt – actually a very good bed. The sink is impractical and takes up too much room. The kitchen includes a single burner plate, a toaster oven (a good one), a rice cooker, a coffee pot, and a griddle. I make these work for me. The old refrigerator needs to be defrosted every week or two. The wardrobe is functional. Control Central at 3-feet square for working and eating is totally impractical.

The walls are heavy canvas which undulate with the wind. They are covered inside with crisscross slats. There are two large, screened windows on the side, which each have an external heavy plastic shield that can be rolled up in hot weather. There is a large round daylight “window” typical of yurts. You can see a bit of this in last week’s blog.

Altogether, living in a yurt is certainly a new experience to add to my life’s experiences. I’ll look back on this someday and marvel that I lived here.


Author: Warren R. Johnson

I am a US citizen travelling in Europe. I have retired from two long-lasting careers: an ordained minister with an exclusive ministry in sacred music (organist-choirmaster), and a book dealer (2 stores and Internet selling). Another shorter career was as a data manager in medical research. Today, I am pursuing a writing career.

4 thoughts on “No Square Corners”

  1. We don’t have to look back and marvel at where and how you’re living — we are marveling right now. This is certainly a minimalist living quarters.

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