Living in a Yurt
Trip Start Feb 26, 2011
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Aika is Darren’s friend from the UK. I remember him going travelling, coming home for a bit and travelling again, then he vanished. He came to NZ about 10 years ago with no money, but managed to get himself a job (using false details apparently!). He has worked in the orchards, which was seasonal and Deb works as a relief teacher so their income was sporadic.
Living in the Yurt means they have very low living costs which allows them to save
Whilst it appears a little primitive, they are very self sufficient and I can see the appeal. Apparently lots of people like in Yurts here in NZ. There were promised running water by the owners of the land, but they never delivered on this, so they have worked around it.
After a few nights in the Yurt we have moved to a tent in the garden so we all have a little more privacy and space. The Yurt is one big room where everyone sleeps, so there’s no escape.
They have been super generous and lovely to us.