Events

Want to see the process of our Little Foot Yurt team setting up our Palace Yurt? Watch this video!

Yearning for a yurt? Check out the following events, all of which you can experience one of our yurts!

Upcoming Events

Collecting Yurt Materials - Day Workshop

In this workshop we will discuss the yurt's history and strengths. We will erect a yurt and 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.

When:

Saturday November 18th, 2017 9am-6pm.


Where:

Paradise, NS!


Cost:

$100 plus tax. Includes workshop fee, lunch and snacks!


Registration:

Please register here!


Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot.  The deposit is due five days after you have completed the registration.  

Coppice Woodland & Charcoal Making

We will gather together, potluck style and then head into the woods to load and lite a charcoal retort kiln which will burn through out the night. On Sunday we will clear the coppice woodland using hand tools and prepare the freshly cut stumps to regrow, providing yurt poles for the future. This sustainable forest technique is over 3000 years old and can provide a constant supply of raw materials when cut on a cycle. Little Foot Yurts has been harvesting poles at this site for eight years and with the help of volunteers, preparing the healthy regrowth of red Maple coppice.

When:

Saturday November 18th, 2017 starting at 7pm & Sunday November 19 from 9am-6pm


Where:

Paradise, NS!


Cost:

Free


Accommodation:

Sleepover in a yurt!


Registration:

Please register here!

Yurt Frame Construction Workshop

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.

When:

April 20th-April 22nd, 2018


Where:

1459 White Rock Rd, Wolfville, Nova Scotia


Cost:

$360 plus tax. Includes workshop fee, yurt camping, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and a yurt zine.


Accommodation:

Sleep, eat, learn, and share with others in cozy felted yurts equipped with wood stoves.


Registration:

Please register here!


Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit of $160 is required to reserve your spot.  The deposit is due five days after you have completed the registration.