Where: Cortez, Colorado
Price: $7950, unassembled
Listed by: Turtleback Nomadic Yurts
Living in the round can be very low maintenance when your dwelling is a 200-square-foot yurt with a 16-foot diameter. The secret of the circus tent-like house is the way the roof struts snap into place and push against each other, giving it an inherent strength. With the stars visible through its clear central hub, the yurt is a handy mother-in-law cottage, buildable on a backyard deck. “Just put her out there,” says Ralf Martin, a principal of Turtleback Nomadic Yurts.
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