Want to spend the night in a yurt or experience one of our large yurts or stretch tents at a festival or community event?
Check out the following ways to experience a yurt in Atlantic Canada.
Watch the process of our Little Foot Yurt team setting
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Unwind in our 17ft yurt decked out in Kyrgyzstan decor complete with kitchenette and outdoor kitchen. Cozy up near the wood stove or zip off the canvas wall to invite a cool breeze on a warm day. Go for a woodland walk, make friends with our sheep, or laze around listening to the sounds of the forest animals! Browse our "shelter inspired" library and select a game to play. Nestled under trees on a wooden platform this is an ideal retreat space for a couple or a family of four. Check out our AIRBNB listing.
Situated on the Mersey River, just upstream from Jake's Landing, our yurt can be rented out and equipped with a bunk bed (no mattresses), a futon with a mattress, a table and chairs, a woodstove, an outdoor firebox, and a picnic table. It is the perfect front-country retreat for a couple or a small family! Check out more details here.
Full Cirlce Festival is a homemade non-profit music festival held over the summer solstice weekend in rural Nova Scotia. A NEWFANGLED STRINGBAND HOOTENANNY! Kids and adults a like can play and craft in one of our workshop yurts.
The Evolve Music and Awareness Festival is an annual 3-day summer celebration of music, culture, and social awareness. From its start in 2000 as a grassroots music and awareness festival featuring local bands, the festival has grown to showcase world-class performers from around the globe. Our whole yurt fleet is set up at this festival!
Housed in our Palace Yurt, the Peggy's Cove Arts Festival showcases many local and talented visual and performing artists. Families and visitors will be treated to the sights, sounds, and creative energy that only an arts fair can bring. Workshops will include felting, youth song-writing, jewellery creations, and stained glass.
Go Camp Canada is an exciting cross-cultural learning opportunity for students aged 8–14 years, hosted at King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. Students from around the world will gather on the historic campus to develop language skills and explore the natural beauty of Nova Scotia in an atmosphere sure to encourage life-long friendships.
The Womyn’s Summit is an opportunity for womyn to come together to share knowledge from the past and present, and to bring together a new vision for the future; a future that embraces a sharing of our collective capacity for joy, healing, birthing, mothering, aging, and living holistically, in community with one another.
The Backroad Ball is not only a women's only motorcycle adventure weekend & campout. Come sit around a bonfire and swap stories, try your hand at dirtbiking, enjoy local talent and entertainment, take in the beautiful New Brunswick scenery on group rides, make new friends, get tattooed & rock out to your heart's content!
Bring your pumpkins, the neighbours, your dancing shoes, singing voices, and your wallet for the silent auction & market stand. This awesome event is organized by the Common Roots Urban Farm, in Halifax. Come and celebrate another wonderful year growing community, food, and nature!
In this workshop we will take a woodland walk to learn about the best wood for yurt construction. We will build a green wood working break, shave poles and learn about tool sharpening. You will leave with the skills and knowledge to collect, carve and store your poles in readiness for construction. You will also leave with the number and approximate lengths for your custom yurt. Learn more about our workshops here.
A free volunteer led workshop focused on the forestry practice we use at Little Foot Yurts called copping. The sustainable forest technique is over 3000 years old and can provide a constant supply of raw materials when cut on a cycle. We have been harvesting poles in Paradise, NS for eight years preparing the healthy regrowth of red Maple coppice. We will gather together, potluck style and then head into the woods to load and lite a charcoal retort kiln. We will clear the coppice woodland using hand tools and prepare the freshly cut stumps to regrow, providing yurt poles for the future. Learn more about our workshops here.
Join Little Foot Yurts; makers of traditional style yurts and learn how to build your own yurt - a low impact, affordable, shelter originating from Central Asia.
Our two and a half day workshops will provide a thorough introduction to yurts including: coppice as a timber crop, Acadian forest species, making a greenwood working station, using a drawknife, froe and other hand tools, planning and designing your walls, roof, and wheel, and erecting a yurt. Leave with the practical skills and resources to start building your own yurt. Open to all skill levels. Families welcome. (Children 6 and under are free, children between 7-13 are half price, and 14 and up are normal price). Learn more about our workshops here.