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Old 05-17-2021, 11:53 PM
 
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I lived in one for a summer in Michigan, that had no amenities. It was a yurt- shaped permanent structure.

In Kyrgyzstan, some of the hostels are REAL yurts, I stayed one night in one.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:56 PM
 
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Lol, and here I am thinking a real yurt, which the answer would be "yes".
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Old 05-18-2021, 05:30 AM
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Location: 784 I St, Idaho Falls
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Romantic?
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:59 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Romantic?
snuggle, quiet, remote, 'outdoors'...
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:42 AM
 
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My spouse and I stayed in a yurt in far western Xinjiang province, on Kala Kule Lake, near the border with Tajikistan. The yurt was spacious and sturdy. It had a coal-fired stove in the middle for heat. You can't light coal with a match, so we had to use dried camel dung as a starter to get the coal to burn.

The area was very pretty. The food provided by our host was very good. The high altitude made beer extra fizzy and potent.

I wouldn't call our yurt comfortable. It was a bit of a hike to the latrine. I doubt your AirBnB yurt will be similar.

Overall, non-nomadic yurts are just another style of fabric-walled cabin. I don't think they're significantly more or less functional than a square-cornered one.
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Old 05-18-2021, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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I helped build one, then stayed in it for a few weeks.
Foundation was a raised wooden deck, with an outdoor shower and bucket toilet. I was happy to get back to indoor plumbing.

Noise was a little worse than in a regular building--I hate roosters!
Heating/cooling non existent, but the climate was mild, so not an issue.
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Old 05-18-2021, 11:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Just look into the beds & heating/fan set up, proper "glamping" should be OK.

These days my "bottom" line is to have a flush toilet if I'm paying to stay anywhere.
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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Just look into the beds & heating/fan set up, proper "glamping" should be OK.

These days my "bottom" line is to have a flush toilet if I'm paying to stay anywhere.
Me too, but this was free...
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I have built 4 different yurts over the years, and used to camp in them regularly.

They are better compared to tents than to apartments. If your expectation is air conditioning and indoor plumbing, do not do a yurt. If you are interested in the best, roomiest tent available, a yurt is an excellent option.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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I hate roosters!
The cute/novelty factor of animals generally wears off very quickly.

Day 1: Awww how cute it's actually crowing
Day 2: Get the video ready we can record it
Day 3: Seriously? It's 5:20 am
Day 4: You think we'll get in trouble for killing it?
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