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Kate Pokorny is crocheting a yurt from woolminiyurt. Not a mini yurt, although she makes those too, but a full-size structure that will support itself and provide shelter. Her project’s called Yurt Alert, and you can get involved at Kate’s website and support her through Kickstarter, where there’s also a neat video about her project. [via ReadyMade]

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

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  • Pokate

    Hi All,
    Thanks so much again for supporting my yurt project with this post. I wanted to update everyone that we’ve sourced the rest of the wool for the yurt from Mack Hill Farm in Marlow, NH ( We had an amazing day up there yesterday learning about Icelandic Sheep (Pics and info here: and we’re one more step closer to completing the project! It’s not possible without everyone online reading and caring about this wild idea.
    Thanks again!

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