Yurt Life and Permaculture In High Sierra

In this weeks episode we travel into the High Sierra region of California to visit a dynamic young family who are living big in a home on their 30 acre / property.

Traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia, yurts are much less common in the west, however these well insulated, portable structures are certainly starting to become a popular option amongst those seeking an affordable, alternative home.

Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/yurt-life-in-high-sierra/

Brett and Beth together with their son Sequoia have established a beautiful lifestyle in their yurt and on their land, where they grow food, live (almost) and are working on regenerating the land through permaculture.

The couple also have the benefit of working from home as educators in permaculture and though their website: http://highsierrapermaculture.com/

Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud

’ © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd


  1. According the california, Yurt lifestyle causes cancer, Permaculture causes cancer, breathing air causes cancer, reading this comment causes cancer.

    Im amazed they’ve survived this long when their state government declares pretty much everything causes cancer.

  2. WOAH…That’s one big open plan space for a Yurt….and it works. That’s a ton of work for a young couple…but I doubt that it “is” really work to them. Great lifestyle, wish them all the best.

  3. When you live in the woods, won’t it be wise to plan a safety belt with no trees around your house to prevent fires? How about preventing the wild animals’ approach while the baby is playing outside? I think these videos miss the kind of stuff to calm down a mother’s heart.

  4. Love all your videos! I swear I am living this tiny house excitement through all your videos, and traveling right along with you! Thanks for taking us along with you, and showing all these fantastic stories of every day people living their best, happiest lives by going tiny, minimal and natural.

  5. This is a quote from this couple’s website:
    “My belief is that the good life is found through living with the land, off the land, and for the land.I also believe that our actions affect future generations and I hope that through living more simply and consciously, we can look forward to a better home for our future generations.”

    This is a nice family but I can’t help but feel the contradiction here along with many other “sustainable” preachers. It feels like they try to ignore the parts of their life that don’t fit their narrative of sustainable living and try and make everyone else feel bad about living in the city. They have electricity presumably from the grid, modern appliances from fridges to laptops that are made in factories and are shipped around the world. I doubt very much they eat only what they grow and they have a truck and tractor too… Burning wood can certainly be sustainable but it is not good for pollution.

    I’m not saying that living this way is wrong, it’s the feeling that everyone else is wrong and the rest of us are destroying the planet while you ignore the many areas where you still rely on the system, only preaching what fits your agenda. We can’t change the planet overnight and stop using unsustainable resources instantly, but you can’t pretend your use of them doesn’t exist and that you’re living the sustainable life, far from it.

  6. What better place to raise your little one than in the heart of mother nature!
    Only those who dig their hands into the soil, know the real value of this life!

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