Hello! My name is Will, and I just created this group. Not because
I feel I am an expert on yurts. On the contrary, I am just learning
about them. The reason I started this group is because, after
having bought a yurt recently, I was disappointed to find a complete
lack of yurt-related web sites or support/community groups on the
web. Sure, there are plenty of companies out there selling yurts,
but I searched high and low and wasn't able to find any sites or
articles with any substance. That is why I started this site. Now
I'm just a member like you. I want this to be a place where
families can come to share yurt stories, resources, questions and
advice. If you run across an old Mother Earth News article on yurts
or an eBay listing for an awesome Mongolian carpet, this is a great
place to let everyone know.
I realize that no ones lives revolve around yurts. We all have
other interests, like homesteading, bread making, wood working or
church. As much as possible, though, I'd like to keep this group
focused on yurts. A foray off into tipis or cordwood homes won't
hurt anything, but I'd rather the group didn't swing off on some
tangent totally unrelated to the yurt.
I'm a big fan of bartering and giving. I would strongly encourage
everyone to check out their local "FreeCycle" group on Yahoo. This
is for giving away (and receiving) free items. I would also love
for this group to become a forum for trading, giving and selling
yurt-related products. Please, though, keep it yurt-related.
No '74 El Caminos, Beanie Babies or charity soliciting.
Thank you all for coming, and I look forward to growing with this
group. Being a brand new group, I'll try to entertain myself for
awhile by posting things that come up.