Can I Live in a Yurt on My Own Land

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Is living off your own land a dream come true for you?

If you have a love of camping, the cultural history of Mongolia and the Russian Steppes, or both, chances are you’ve heard of yurts and quite possibly fallen in love with them, and now want to live in one long term.

That said, it’s not as though you’re ready to go pitch a yurt in the middle of Mongolia, either.

You’d still like to be able to enjoy the comforts of home whilst living in a yurt.

So, can you live in a yurt while remaining on your own land?

That’s going to depend on the nature of the yurt and where you live.

Many places have laws about “permanent dwellings” on a site, and a yurt will not meet those requirements or building codes.

This is the case in California, for example.

At the same time, in more rural areas, rules are often a bit more flexible about what you can and can’t do.

In addition, while living in a yurt full time may be tricky, if you stay for a couple of days only (say, during the weekend) and then take it down again before putting it back up during its next use, this may be a more permissible way to stay in a yurt on your property.