Magical Yurt with Spiral Staircase Loft & Exterior Wooden Shell – Full Tour

This 32 ft traditional canvas yurt is a beautiful one-of-a-kind 4-season yurt inspired by nature. It has been modified for the West Coast climate by adding a shingled roof, wooden siding, and extra insulation. From the outside, it looks like a round cabin but the interior still looks exactly like a yurt with canvas covers, lattice walls, and wooden roof rafters.

To find out more and to stay at Tal and Nao’s beautiful yurt on Vancouver Island, BC:

The yurt is inspired by Elvin architecture from The Lord of the Rings, with some intricately hand-carved elements including the impressive front door and the spiral staircase. The open concept interior is bright and filled with plants, and it’s also a fully functional living space with a full kitchen, dining room, bathroom, living room and a loft bedroom. There’s also an addition with another bedroom, and a small utility room with a washing machine and extra storage space.

Adam Szoke is the green building wood artist who assembled the yurt, renovated it, and made the beautiful door, spiral staircase, and railing! Find out more about his work here:

Eyan Myers is the artist who painted all of the beautiful owl paintings in the yurt, you can check out her work here:

The original yurt was made by Yurtz by Design in Canada:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle




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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat of Exploring Alternatives

25 Replies to “Magical Yurt with Spiral Staircase Loft & Exterior Wooden Shell – Full Tour”


    bwahhahahah! Dear "Exploring Alternatives": hire me and I tell you what the Clients for such yurts really want. I won't explain to lemmings here the many issues with this video and yurt 😉 Lets work together. and please cut out the "baby" lol.. (now you know I'm sharp)

  2. Alyssa D

    What was the total cost of the added insulation, siding and addition? I’m very interested in modeling this yurt in the states.

  3. Sean Cheetham

    It’s gorgeous and I love it, however,….I would like to see a cost-to-build breakdown. I notice they don’t actually live there and someone planning to actually live in a similar build probably wouldn’t have the budget.

  4. sarah boulongne


  5. divine angelvoice

    The best yurt ever. Fantastic quality, tasteful, interesting design and no clutter. So well done.

  6. S R

    so it is a yurth with a house built all around🤔can.t do that in Europe for regilation reasons…hope you don,t get tons of mold in that composition….and why needing to "adapt" it? yurths work in the most cold climat in North East Asia! 🤔

  7. Ocean View

    Oh, that bedroom and view @ 5:44. I could live in it forever. What an amazing home you have made for yourselves.A home I could comfortably live in for the rest of my life ❤. You're so very lucky and you are a beautiful family.

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