Yurts and Things almost live!

hear =t d=camilleI am just about ready to finally launch the updated version of the Yurts and Things blog. It’s amazing how many “things” there are attached, so much so that I had to really just get focused, pare down to some basics and will add as I go.  I swear I think I could stay up probably 72 hours and write that whole things and still not be finished sharing what I think are the important things!  This is actually quite timely as well as we are breaking ground this week on the Yurt Build.  We changed location on the property for it so now it will be down by the garden which kind of suits me well. It means not only will the garden be around but now I can actually have a real edible landscape. I really think that will be a lot of peace in my life.

Jordan is pretty excited to be involved as well as he will be taking on the business and direction of Yurts and Things. It has become even more important to him as his desire is to actually start building yurt kits for families to help them begin home ownership on a smaller scale, something they can afford without going into debt and grow into.  Not only that but to also allow those that want to live more off the grid the ability to realistically accomplish that. In fact in discussing Jordan’s vision for his business he really wants to help families with their initial build and then to help them add on as they can afford and as their family grows.  Eventually he would love to establish a yurt community that is sustainable and environmentally family friendly.  He already knows how to complete the foundations with his concrete knowledge, some help with energy requirements with wind turbines and just his excitement to really learn all he can and share.

We are both very excited to have Sunray Kelley and Bonnie Howard be a part of the build bringing their vision and special touches in only a way that Sunray and Bonnie can for sure. http://www.sunraykelley.com They are going to be  a pivotal part of the project for the community bringing their brand of love and life.  During the build they will be hosting small workshops along the way for those assisting. We are going to be documenting every step of the way with pictures, blogs, and videos. Upon completion of the Yurt here they are  launching the beginning of their Yurt kit adventure around the world. So stay tuned, it’s going to happen very quickly probably within the space of a couple of weeks and you don’t want to miss a thing 🙂

So now were off to find a home for the 1947 Minnesota Moline tractor that has called that space home for the past 20 years.  It’s time to make space and hopefully find a place where it can be restored to it’s former beauty!


The SunRayZOR

My friend SunRay Kelley and Bonnie Howard have been working hard to get some things eco friendly and off the grid. I think SunRay has done it, I got the pleasure of riding this thing and frankly….damn scared me! 🙂 Especially as we all live on this hill that drops down 400 FT I know Sunray has taken this thing downhill..I don’t think I would venture to do that. It is fun and economical and I believe in what they are doing. I am so thankful for living on the Homestead and seeing all the wonderful things he does. Right now he is involved in a waterwheel project on his property and we will post some more pictures and video of that as well, it’s beautiful in the woods. Check out his stuff, http://www.sunraykelley.com


NY Times Slide show

NY Times Article

SunRay Kelley-Natural Builder

My wonderful friends SunRay Kelley and Bonnie Howard are featured in The NY Times Home and Garden Section about him and the Homestead.  I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful adventure.


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