A message from Rain:
I want to share with you all that it’s time for me and my family to move on—we will be leaving the Laytonville Ecovillage this summer.
This means we will be selling our beautiful yurt. Who better to reach out to about this than you?
Our adventure at the Laytonville Ecovillage began over three years ago when we moved into a small trailer on the land. My family was already familiar with the Laytonville area and we relished being back in nature. Our two children loved hanging out with new people and meeting work traders from around the country and from other parts of the world.
But as the children grew the trailer got tight, so we decided to buy a yurt. We had always loved the simplicity, roundness, and mobility of the yurts we had seen. It was quite an investment for us, but the yurt company was patient and helpful—and finally our 30-foot Colorado yurt arrived. With winter coming, we didn’t have enough time to clear the land and build the deck before the weather changed, so we put the yurt crates to rest until spring.
Then we found out we were to have our third child—seems the yurt timing was good—so we just had to get it pitched in time! Once we came out of winter the land clearing and cleanup began, and it slowly progressed with my husband doing most of the work himself. We ordered bulk wool eco felt from Sutherland to use as our insulation for the walls. We didn’t have enough in our budget for roof insulation so planned on adding it later. Then came the deck for the yurt, which we built out of free pallets, careful to only select heat-treated as we didn’t want chemicals leeching, and with some lumber that Dan had milled on the land. Then the main floor was constructed from 2-inch doug fir boards.
Finally it was time to pitch the yurt. We had planned to have a little work party, but all but one person flaked on us! The new baby was close to arriving, so with only two guys working the yurt was pitched in August of 2016. Yes, just two guys can pitch a 30-foot yurt! The roof fabric was by far the hardest part, but they managed, and we moved everything over and settled in just in time.
Yurt living is awesome! If we could take the yurt with us we would, but shipping it halfway around the world to an island is simply not in our budget, and we have a lovely octagonal home to move into on the island.
So this yurt that has been our home for less than a year is going up for sale. If you’re thinking of purchasing a parcel here at the ecovillage, it’s a great way to make the transition. Alternatively, you can purchase it and move it elsewhere.
We have two price packages, described below:
Package #1: $15,000
30-foot Colorado yurt with 7-foot walls, tan duro last roof, green walls, euro dome lift kit with clear dome, stove jack, windows at 12, 3, and 9 o’clock and standard door
- Felted wool insulation for the walls, Sutherland companies eco wool
- A wood stove and chimney pipe, all bought new when the yurt was pitched—single wall inside and double wall outside
- Doug fir floor, 2-inch boards
- Double bowl stainless steel sink
- Full-sized refridgerator, no freezer
- Ceiling fan mounted on a nice piece of old-growth redwood which we mounted on the compression ring. 5 blades and 3 LED lights
- One extra clear dome
- Approx. 25 extra rafters (these rafters suffered cosmetic damage in shipping and were replaced)
Package #2: $15,500
Everything listed in Package #1 plus:
- Solid wood dining room table and 6 chairs
- Chest freezer
- Electric convection counter top oven
- 2-burner camp stove
- King-sized bed frame, platform style with storage space underneath
- Full-sized metal futon frame
- Several different size and types of storage shelves, assorted metal and heavy-duty plastic
- Dishes, assorted cookware, all glassware and some utensils
- 4 lights, fluorescent-style fixtures, some with LED bulbs and some with sun bulbs
- Well used but functioning front loader washing machine
If interested in only the yurt with nothing else included, we would be happy to negotiate a price. We are looking for a cash buyer who can pay in full by end of June or the beginning of July. The yurt will be available at the end of July or the beginning of August. We are living in it until we make our move and we don’t have a finalized date yet, so it may be available sooner.
Serious inquiries only, please! I’m happy to answer questions and share more details about any of the items for sale. Contact me by email at email@example.com
Thank you all for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoyed hearing a little about one family’s life here at Laytonville Ecovillage.