Construction Diary: A Young Couple DIY a Lofted Yurt in Portland

Construction Diary: A Young Couple DIY a Lofted Yurt in Portland

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By Zach Both
Prompted to move for a new job but discouraged by rent prices, Zach Both and Nicole Lopez build an airy yurt with a lofted bed.

Serene, chic, and decidedly modern, the yurt that Zach Both and Nicole Lopez now call home in Portland, Oregon, was completed over six months with a budget of about $63,000. Tour their newly completed sanctuary in the video below, then read on for Zach’s first-hand account of the journey—from scouting sites and yurt companies, to erecting the structure with friends, to making the interiors feel like home.

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