Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Y" Is For Yurt

Ken wants to live in a yurt full time. He's never been in one and neither have I. But I know I don't want to live in one. It's basically an oversized tent with a wooden floors and a mini wall that would reach about hip height. Not impressive. They are set up as if they are cabins out there in the wilderness. Like, for some reason because there's a wooden floor a bear wouldn't rip through the canvas and eat you, all your food, and your family. Ridiculous. That's the only reason I am anti yurt. Bears snd other animals scare me. I like nature and I do my fair share of hiking. Camping is alright. I do better when I know the local wildlife doesn't have any bears, lions, or snakes... And it's light out. So, yeah camping maybe isn't for me. And living in a yurt is non stop camping. Yeah. No. Ken seriously wants to live out there in no mans land with no phone, no mail, no electricity, and no running water. With the kiddo ma griddos. I can see the appeal lasting maybe a week. Unplug. Reconnect. But just roughing it for pleasure? In this day and age? For this girl? Ain't happening. What's the point? And you know what? Me and ken go round and round on this. Like once a week! He's serious. And I'm a softie. I'm worried I'm going to cave and say I'll try it and we'll sell all our worldly possessions and live like the pioneers. Oh, please. Please no. This post needs a yurt picture but I'm posting from my iPod touch because my computer is being argumentative. And u am not technological enough to get a picture off the Internet and put it on here using this iPod touch. Which I call my iPatty.

7 comments:

Colleen Chen said...

Maybe it's a man thing--my husband also has this desire--not a yurt, but once the kids are grown up he wants us to live in a little cabin in the woods, totally unplugged. I don't think it's a realistic fantasy considering how much tv he watches, though.

vicks27 said...

iPatty. You kill me.

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Kar said...

Ken really is Mr. Outdoorsey. And you are, too, but honestly, who could live in the wild like that with two teeny children? Too hard.

Juli said...

Um. No thanks. I had to take Youngest on a cub scout adventure at the Plantation the other day.

Thank GOD they let us stay in the function rooms. The hard floor and working toilet was a God send compared to the 1620's style cabins. (Literally. It's a 1620's plantation.)

SkippyMom said...

That is a major lifestyle change that is near impossible to compromise on without someone being miserable.

I like the idea of off the grid living and reducing our footprint, as does my husband, but it would have to be after the last one is off to college and we would have to have walls. We love camping and have camped many places for weekends and week long vacations [in tents] but for full time living I had best be able to hang a picture, from a nail, on my WALL. hee

Michelle said...

We camped in a Yurt on the Oregon coast and it was fun....but that is because I feel that the ocean and beaches are pretty bear free. You won't catch me up in the mountains camping. Bears, cougars, even deer are suspect!