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!
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!When:
July 6th-8th, 2018
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.When:
July 13th-16th, 2018
Peggy's Cove, NS
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.When:
July 16th – July 30th, 2018.
Part of the camp experience is hosted in a yurt at Mersey River Chalets.
The fourth-annual Womyn’s Summit is an opportunity for womyn to come together to share our 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.When:
July 27th-29th, 2018
Glen Margaret, NS
Varying costs from $90-$325
Tenting and yurts!
Bring your pumpkins, the neighbours, your dancing shoes, singing voices, and your wallet for the silent auction & market stand. Come and celebrate another wonderful year growing community, food, and nature!When:
Saturday November 3rd 10-1pm, 2018
Common Roots Urban Garden
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 17th, 2018 9am-4pm.
$100 plus tax. Includes workshop fee, lunch and snacks!
Please register here!
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is due five days after you have completed the registration.
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 17th, 2018 starting at 7pm & Sunday November 18 from 9am-2pm
Sleepover in a yurt!
Please register 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.When:
April 26th-April 28th, 2019
1459 White Rock Rd, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
$360 plus tax. Includes workshop fee, yurt camping, gourmet local & organic vegetarian food, and a yurt zine.
Sleep, eat, learn, and share with others in cozy felted yurts equipped with wood stoves.
Please register here!
A non-refundable deposit of $160 is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is due five days after you have completed the registration.