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The Farrells' 250-Square-Foot Mongolian Yurt Green Tour From The Archives

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by Liz Vidyarthi (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified May 05, 2011

Name: Cathy, Greg, Nick and Andrew Farrell Location: Keene Valley, New York Size: The two yurts are about 250 and 350 sq/ft each, on 100 acres of land Years lived in: 34 years, owned Thirty-four s




 

 

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Name: Cathy, Greg, Nick and Andrew Farrell
Location: Keene Valley, New York
Size: The two yurts are about 250 and 350 sq/ft each, on 100 acres of land
Years lived in: 34 years, owned

Thirty-four summers ago, Brooklyn dwellers Cathy and Greg Farrell gathered fifty of their closest friends in New York’s Adirondack Mountains to build a yurt, a flying saucer–like structure once reserved for nomads in Mongolia. In 10 days, the sloping walls of the simple dwelling rose beside a stream, the start of a sprawling compound worthy of the Swiss Family Robinson. Over the next three decades, Cathy, Greg and their two sons added a second yurt, cooking area, wood-burning hot tub, sauna, and zip line – every bit of it built by hand with friends.

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