This “Mongolian-style yurt” and its smaller studio counterpart are currently for sale in the woods of central Vermont outside of Granville. Both buildings are hand-sculpted works of art crafted in an eco-friendly, eco-conscious manner.
Currently listed at $243,000, this off-grid home has both active and passive solar. It is made – or “harvested” as the sellers call it – from all local materials.
It is a very peaceful and contemplative home…
One of the unique features is the Woodstock Soapstone stove that heats the main house.
I did not know this but soapstone apparently burns very little wood and gives off an even, comfortable heat source.
There’s a coziness to a round house made from natural materials that you just can’t duplicate in a square house with drywall.
The main house interior is highlighted by artistic details, including a large oak tree rising gracefully toward the ceiling (this tree once grew precisely where the house now stands).
– from: http://vermontsolarhome.com
The circle skylight is perfect for moon and stargazing from the loft bedroom.
All the walls are hand-sculpted from earthen plaster.
Here’s a closer look at the curving, hand-made built-in bench…
The kitchen is rather noninvasive and sparse, featuring open shelving, and if you look closely —
— tree branch supports!
In the bathroom, the vanity is held up by none other than… some twigs!!
Since the area where this yurt is located is in the picturesque Upper White River Valley in the Green Mountains of Vermont, it is prime autumn leaf-peeping territory.
Oh how I wish the sellers would have posted some fall color photos of their home in autumn!
For more details on this wonderfully earthy home, see the house’s website here.