Design & Production

hand carved roof poles

We are builders of Nova Scotia coppice wood yurts, inspired by the traditional Kyrgyz and Mongolian style yurts.

The yurt is originally designed as a nomadic shelter and is by nature temporary. We urge all of our clients to think of a Little Foot Yurt in this way. Our yurts are designed in a traditional fashion that use natural materials such as wood and cotton and require the owner taking an active part in maintaining the yurt.

Each year we build 2-3 hand crafted yurts which are custom built and designed for the specific needs of our clients. We receive a lot of sales requests every year and we want to ensure our style of yurt is a good fit for you.

If you can answer YES to the below statements, then a Little Foot Yurt is the right choice!

  • I will use my yurt in a temporary fashion or when using it for extended periods of time it will be placed on a deck and have a heat source in damp and cold conditions.
  • I will take my yurt down when not in use knowing that yurts made of natural materials do not fair well when left unattended for long periods of time.
  • I will take an active role in caring for my yurt such as brushing the canvas down monthly to prevent dirt and mold growth and wiping the frame with vinegar. This is an important part of preserving and lengthening the life of a cotton covered yurt.
  • I live in Atlantic Canada! By selling our yurts locally we can provide the initial set up and face-to-face training, offer more direct and appropriate advise and of course reduce our green house gas emissions. If you live outside the Atlantic provinces check out your local yurt builders first.

Yurt owners find many uses for their yurts, such as a studio, guesthouse, classroom or workshop space, gazebo, retreat and meditation centre, family camping or vacation cottage.

What makes our yurts so special?

  • Ancient building techniques such as hand splitting, steam bending and coppicing which produces a strong and unique frame.
  • We are proud to use breathable natural membranes; cotton canvas and felt insulation.
  • By utilizing round wood we create beautifully hand crafted yurts each one unique and individual.
  • By following the traditional design it allows our clients to set up and dismantle with ease.


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The following informational packages will answer your questions and help you decide if a Little Foot Yurt is right for you!

Sales Package

Frequently Asked Questions

Maintenance & Cleaning Guide

Wheel & Canvas Kit (If you are building your own yurt frame)


Installing a Little Foot Yurt at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site was a huge success. We had many positive comments from visitors and our Little Foot Yurt spurred a sizable increase in winter camping at Keji last year. Visitors commented on how their overnight stay in the yurt heightened their overall winter experience at Keji. Working with Alex and Selene was a pleasure, as they truly care about their yurts and the local resources that go into their fabrication. Thank-you Little Foot Yurts!

- Ashley Moffat, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, NS See more testimonials