This time on WeatherPort Adventures, Kaleigh is accompanied by WeatherPort salesman Erik for an adventure-packed weekend. Located in Cañon City, Colorado, Royal Gorge Rafting has 10 luxury yurts, each unique, vibrant color. The dynamic duo spends three nights in WeatherPort Yurt. Kaleigh and Erik also explore what else Cañon City offers: ziplining, white-water rafting, and much more. See for yourself
In our quick-paced modern world, stress and anxiety are all too common. A recent study shows that 55% of Americans feel stressed during the day, as compared to the global average of 35%. Sometimes in order to properly relax and deal with our stresses, we need to create a space in which to unwind, decompress, and take a break. With
Yurts are not only excellent options for tiny homes, but function with extreme efficiency as artist studios, small retail or restaurant pop-ups, vacation rentals, glamping accommodations, and more. Government services from the Department of Education to the National Park Service can also use yurts as energy-efficient structures. This furthers their mission to acquire much-needed additional funding without additional taxation. Yurt
Yurts are already one of the best options if you’re looking to live sustainably and lighten your carbon footprint. Their compact size and portability allow them to be built and moved without harsh damage to the land beneath them. Those looking to live the #yurtlife are usually ready to simplify their material possessions and engage with a minimalist lifestyle. Even
Yurts are an excellent option for those looking for a temporary escape to nature without completely abandoning the luxuries of home. They also make amazing permanent houses for people embracing tiny home living who want to live simply and comfortably in a unique setting. Because of their endless options for customization, yurts can even find use as personal offices, fitness
Anyone who has a home with limited space is familiar with the problem of working, exercising, and relaxing. The more time you spend in this space, the less you want to be there. Whether you’ve long been wanting to add rooms to your home or the recent shelter-in-place orders have you wishing you could do more without leaving the house,
From tiny homes and office spaces to glamping, modern yurts have many unique applications. Their simple design, spacious floor plan, and high ceilings offer hundreds of possibilities for customization. If you’re an artist, setting up your studio space in a yurt can be extremely beneficial. Having a yurt as your art studio encourages inspiration, saves on expenses, and facilitates art
Choosing to live or work in a yurt is a decision that reflects mindfulness and simplicity. Yurt living is a perfect way to decide what really matters, and the small size and round shape of the structure challenges individuals to make the most of their limited space. Here are several tips for increasing storage and saving space in your yurt
Yurts have been used as homes for centuries. Historically, yurt living began with Mongolian tribes in Central Asia in the fifth century B.C., resurfaced as a housing trend in the United States in the 1970s, and has regained popularity as part of the “tiny home movement,” largely through social media exposure. Modern yurts are much more customizable and comfortable than
“Glamourous camping” or glamping allows you to have the camping experience without having to rough it. Yurt homes are great for glamping because they offer the portability of a tent but can still be luxurious. You can furnish yurts like homes and they can even include flooring and electricity from generators. You can bring 5-star accommodations to almost any outdoor location, with breathtaking views. Consider buying a yurt for your glamping trips and learning more about the Yurts, potential campsites, and camping essentials.
The “tiny home movement” advocates living in tight quarters, with most tiny houses only taking up between 100 and 900 square feet. Although this movement has gained recent popularity with social media influencers transitioning to tiny home living and even the creation of HGTV television shows. TV shows such as “Tiny House, Big Living” and “Tiny House Hunters,” share how
Visiting Colorado and want to make the most of your time in the Centennial State? Colorado is known for its breathtaking natural scenery and active, outdoorsy residents. Experience “Colorful Colorado” for yourself with these five adventurous outdoor activities. Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours offers everything you need for a one-of-a-kind outdoor
A growing number of people are going small with their living spaces as part of a movement that’s been rising in popularity for the past decade. Known as the Tiny House Movement, the idea is that people live a simpler, more cost-effective lifestyle in a smaller space. These smaller spaces include a wide range of house types and styles, but
Whether you are building a cozy structure for the piece of land you bought in the woods or adding new options to your vacation rentals, both cabins and yurts are common choices. Here are some factors to keep in mind when deciding which to go with. Aesthetics of a Log Cabin vs. Yurt If you’re running a campground or Airbnb,
There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with a yurt for personal or professional use. Yurts are durable, portable, environmentally friendly, and can be designed for energy efficiency. It can bring you closer to nature, but not so close that you’re missing out on a comfy bed behind a locked door. They are more long-lasting and functional than any camping tent but don’t have any of the pitfalls of a permanent structure; this makes yurts a fantastic investment for anyone who works close to nature or loves the outdoors.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has been using WeatherPort® for their hunting checkpoints. Their fabric shelter systems give them the durability to withstand the harsh weather of Alaska while staying within their budget. The department uses the shelters for a variety of situations. For the Koyukuk Check Station, the fabric shelters provide living quarters and a place for employees to check people in and out of the area. Another example is the King Salmon Sonar Site, where the department uses WeatherPort shelters to hold network computers and collect sonar data. These are just two of the ways the department uses fabric shelter systems, and their applications within the departments is a testament to their strength and durability.
Smaller House, Larger Life Making the choice to live small in a yurt or tiny house is no quick decision. However, if you want to be reduce your carbon footprint, connect closely with the people you live with, be one with nature, cut down on material possessions, or want to live a more green and sustainable existence, the lifestyle might be perfect