It has no running water or working toilet, but this Mongolian-style tent, called a yurt, in the remote town of Seldovia, Alaska, is home to Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman, and their son, 11-month-old Katmai.
Photo: Stuart Isett
Unlike the Mongolian yurts, which are covered with wool felt, the approximately $14,000 tent that is home to Mr. Higman and Ms. McKittrick is encased in Duro-Last roofing vinyl and backed with heavy-duty Tyvek insulation to withstand the Alaskan climate. A wood stove occupies the center.
There is no toilet indoors. Instead they use an outhouse. Their waste, which is untreated, eventually degrades.
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