A small yurt, perfect for one or more
Between the solar shower and the orchard is an exquisite 12-foot coppiced ash yurt for solo travellers, couples and small families, called Puck.
Puck has its own fully fitted outdoor kitchen and eating area. Inside, there is a comfy double bed and chest of drawers. Off-grid lighting is provided by solar fairy lights after dusk, but these can be turned off so you can fully appreciate the star-filled sky at night.
The small yurt that has it all
Puck sits on the edge of the woods and is in shade for most of the day. It feels wonderfully remote, but is only 50 metres from the solar shower and compost toilet. Lying in the couple-sized hammock overlooking the kitchen, it’s hard to believe that all the facilities of Lalinde are only a few hundred metres away – a short walk up the adjacent track and down the hill.
There’s enough space in the yurt for a Moses basket or travel cot, if needed. The door faces the kitchen, so new parents can focus on relaxing while keeping one eye on the baby. And with the nearest family yurt over 50 metres away, you don’t need to worry about the noise.
Puck: the slideshow
As you can see from these photos, Puck wasn’t built in a day. The acacia poles for the kitchen were sourced from the woods, and the stone for the walls was collected by hand from around écovallée. As previous guests agree, it’s perfect.
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