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    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.
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    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.







    Life in the Yurt - The New York Times > Home & Garden > Slide Show > Slide 12 of 13

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    right on! yurts are awesome.
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    they're crazy. i love them.

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    I love stupid poseur hippie shit like this.

    "I'm going to love as naturally as possible inside my space age, artificially created, high tech house made to resemble something a lot more primitive and natural. I'm so adventurous and outside the box."

    Barf. When you live in a real tent made out of hides of animals you killed and DONT HAVE A LAPTOP IN IT, then you can be a fucking hippie for real.
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    His forehead looks like it's going to explode.

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    Fucking lentil huggers. I suppose they go whale watching in that stupid rubber ducky thing. Please Orca, do the necessary.
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    A friend of the family lives in something similar to this in New Hampshire. Very interesting place.....
    The 'owner' of this house sits around getting stoned, literally all day long. He grows his own, its a party.

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    while i like the idea, these people really fail at it. Laptop? please. and i couldn't keep it clean. you'd be going round and round in circles everyday, never catching up with the mess.
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    No indoor plumbing? Forget it! Can you imagine having to go out there in the middle of the night? Ruins it for me,totally.
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    Electricity, laptop, stove and you can't put in a shitter? Really?

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    He belongs in the "Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians" thread.
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    aww you can't have electricity and be a hippie. pick one dammit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightdragon View Post
    aww you can't have electricity and be a hippie. pick one dammit.
    Well he does shit outside....doesn't that balance it out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    Well he does shit outside....doesn't that balance it out?
    I have been in Alaska when the wind chill was like -30. The moisture in your eyes fast-freezes & hurts when you blink. I wonder if his pecker has snapped off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    No indoor plumbing? Forget it! Can you imagine having to go out there in the middle of the night? Ruins it for me,totally.
    Holy shit(no pun intended) Yes forget it. Running out to the shitter when it is 30 below, with a 40 mph wind blowing and a foot of snow on the ground? Fuck no. Those Mongolians had them cause they are easily deconstructed and those people are(or were) mobile so they could not have an indoor shitter, electricity, etc.
    Even the eskimos/Inuit do not live in igloos permanently. The whole idea is stupid. It is so high tech(can you just imagine how many barrels of oil were used to make all the poly-fabric and insulation)?
    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Electricity, laptop, stove and you can't put in a shitter? Really?
    Yeah..c'mon..they could at least have a smaller yurt shitter right next to it with a connection. Damn.

    And they named the kid 'Katmai"? as in the Alaskan peninsula? Great. That is like naming someone "Green Bay" or "Cape Cod" or 'Delmarva" or something. Idjut wanna-be lame faux hippies.

    There is plenty of timber there. If they wanted to be environmentally friendly they could have built a wooden cabin. At least wood is a renewable resource. Dumbasses.
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