Voice from the Past: 28 yo Todd retells a story

I have been considering for years the prospect of writing a book about our time living in the yurt. It’s pretty overwhelming, and I’m not sure where to start and where to focus but every now and again I go through some of my old blog entries to look for inspiration. Yesterday I was doing that again and came across the original entry about the story I just recently wrote up here. ┬áIt’s interesting to see what details I got right and what things I messed up completely. I got the day almost right: June 23, 1999 but the meal … Continue reading Voice from the Past: 28 yo Todd retells a story

A Story from Our Life in the Yurt

It’s a hot summer day in the Missouri Ozarks. We have been living in a yurt with no electricity, running water, or a fan for about two years now. On the one hand it’s really great because without electric bills, heating bills, or significant rent we require very little to survive. This means I only have to work 10 hours or less a week. This is as we intended it as we moved here when my son was 5 months old so my partner and I could both be at home most of the time. Most summer days are pretty … Continue reading A Story from Our Life in the Yurt