Featured, yurt life

Yurt Life: Step into our bedroom *waggles eyebrows*

15 October, 2014

Really, it isn’t like that. Despite now looking like a harem our bedroom is pretty much asexual at the moment. It is our family bed, all four of us sleep there. So when it is time to put on our “business socks” we find somewhere more exciting.

(WOAH! Possibly crossed the how-much-intimacy-on-blog line there…) colourful family bed in yurt

So yeah. The harem look. Ramona has recently been saying that she doesn’t like the yurt. She wants a house with walls and better toys. I find it a little bit sad as I’m wondering if she has already picked up on what is “normal” and it is appealing to her. Or perhaps it is just a yearning for something different to what she has. I guess there are kids out there who live in a house with walls and would rather live in a Mongolian tent, right?

In an effort to help her love it more I spent the afternoon turning it into a magical place of dreams.Family bed in yurt

(Hmmm, yes, for some reason it seems like my brain decided that the answer to “I’d like to sleep somewhere more normal” was to make it even crazier. Gah. Brain.)

Tim found this bed, made of beautiful native timber, on Ebay for £150 (well, $300 NZ), beautiful condition mattress included. We waited for ages for something big enough to come up and then we got this AMAZING bargain. It is absolutely behemothic. Nice one, Tim. I’ve never been opposed to sleeping on a second hand bed, really.

It is super bouncy too, which the girls love.

These whimsical decorations have also hidden half completed craft projects, or projects that never quite worked out.
Yurt Bed
Like this bathroom mat. Made out of plaited tee shirt yarn, made from old shirts. It was going to be an absolute BARGAIN rug. You would have been astounded. But then when I went to sew it, I couldn’t make it flat and then it turned into a bowl. What the? Anyway, the plaits add a nice touch. I was going to cut the basket bit off but Ramona wanted to keep it as a nest.
Family Bed Yurt Bird Nest
So I put a couple of mod podge – retro fabric birds in it.

And I do love this. Although I’m not sure what it is. But it was fun to make, kind of woven wool. I was going to be make loads and then lost interest. Might still get round to it. Bright wool spiral decoration

At the end of me snapping away, Juno wanted to climb on the bed and read a book. Oh yeah, she knows what people like to see…
Beautiful Family Bed in a yurt

“Let her sleep, for tomorrow she will move mountains” I have loved this quote for so long, having liked it on Pinterest last year sometime. (Had to repin as couldn’t find it…) I painted one for my niece and felt it was time to do one for our own daughters. I changed it a little, to be plural. (Are you on Pinterest? Come and say hi!)
Let them Sleep - kid's bedroom painting
Tim had a bit of a laugh though, as it doesn’t seem obvious that the girls sleep here. It is as if we WELL rate ourselves. Don’t wake us up! We are going to change the world tomorrow! Like sleepy Gandhis.

But, maybe it is okay, if you think “moving mountains” is just living a loving life, being kind, being brave in your own way, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. I think that is where most of the world-changing comes from….

So there it is, a peek at our colourful, harem like yet hermaphrodite, graveyard of failed crafts, Family Bed.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply rachel 15 October, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    We have a family bed also. I have boy/girl twins who are nearly 4. We have 2 double bed mattresses on the floor in our loungeroom (main bedroom is my office). Works a treat. I love having the kids in with us, is so comforting for all of us.

  • Reply Sonya Cisco 15 October, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Ooh it’s gorgeous! Can’t beat a big bed when you are sharing with small peeps – we have a king-size with Syds cot bed alongside – which he rolls into on hot nights, but on cold nights stays snuggled in with us! Syd wants a house like the ones kids draw rather than our bohemian maisonette, I think maybe all those story books give them the idea of a ‘normal house’!

  • Reply natasha batsford 15 October, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Ooh! Love the look. I have to ask though, is the bed big enough for everyone? I mean in the sense that no bed ever seems big enough to contain kiddos without leaving the adults sleeping on a wafferthin slither

    • Reply Lucy 16 October, 2014 at 10:30 am

      Well, it is a super king. SO if there is anybed that is it is this one! However, we all seem to end up in one one metre section of it. A tangle of limbs…. I think TIm might build Ramona a little bunk one day soon!

      • Reply ThaliaKR 16 October, 2014 at 11:17 am

        We have a Super King which is plenty of room for our family of three, and I’ll let you know in the new year about four!

        We’ve just spent three months travelling without it (well, yes) and it is SO GOOD to be back in an enormous bed!

  • Reply ThaliaKR 15 October, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I love, love, love this post 🙂 Thanks for all the bee-yootiful pics.

    And that sign! So wonderful!

    You can tell Ramona I live in a house with walls and toys and I would LOVE to have a bedroom like hers.

    So gorgeous. Thanks for showing us!

  • Reply Marta Duarte 15 October, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    We live in a house. My daughter wants to live in a cave 🙂
    Lovely post!

  • Reply Adele @ Circus Queen 16 October, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I love your bedroom! You’re giving me ideas for mine.

  • Reply ThaliaKR 16 October, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Also: more pics of the yurt, please! One view each week, ok? 🙂

    • Reply Lucy 16 October, 2014 at 9:08 pm


  • Reply Lissa 16 October, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I love what you have done with your bed. I adore mismatched bed linen, it looks so cosy and inviting. Our bed is also a family bed, with our 4.5yo son taking up most of our kingsize, but everyone gets a great nights sleep and is happy.
    Also, as ThlaiaKR says : more pics of the yurt, please 🙂 your yurt looks like a wonderful place to live

  • Reply Anna 17 October, 2014 at 8:13 am

    It’s beautifully bountifully bonkers. More updates on Yurt life pleeeease!

  • Reply Cecelia 17 October, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Would be good to hear how you do family bed sleeping schedule…i.e. do the kids still go to bed/sleep earlier…then the adults get up again, or does everyone all go to bed/sleep at the same time and adults get up earlier in the morning?

  • Reply Mia 19 October, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I love this! I don’t think we will find a big bed at a bargain price (currently have a kingsize which is too small!) so in the process of turning our bedroom into a family bedroom with bed ‘extensions’ 😉 The birds’ nest is lovely, I am very impressed at how lovely you’ve made it!

  • Reply Maddy Worthington 3 June, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    oh my, i LOVE this!!!!! I love the colours and the whimsical magical look to it all 😀 We are in the process of dreaming and designing a ‘family bedroom’. 3 kiddies, 5/3/2. deciding on massive one level joint togethr bed, or bunks in the mix somewhere. Love the inspiration x

  • Reply 먹튀폴리스 31 July, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article. I like to write a little comment to support you.

  • Reply 먹튀폴리스 4 August, 2020 at 4:08 am

    What’s up, its pleasant article regarding media print, we all
    understand media is a enormous source of facts.

  • Reply Toronto Vermiculite removal 5 August, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Hello to every single one, it’s in fact a pleasant for me to
    visit this web page, it includes helpful Information.

  • Reply Dining Tables 19 August, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Why viewers still use to read news papers when in this technological globe everything is presented on net?

  • Reply top review 21 August, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your
    point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos
    to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening
    to read?

  • Reply 먹튀사이트 24 August, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours nowadays, yet I by
    no means discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It’s lovely worth sufficient for me. In my opinion,
    if all web owners and bloggers made good content as
    you did, the net will be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  • Reply capthepvina.vn 25 August, 2020 at 8:05 am

    I am really impressed together with your writing abilities
    as neatly as with the layout on your weblog.

    Is this a paid topic or did you customize it yourself?

    Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing,
    it’s uncommon to look a nice blog like this one nowadays..

  • Reply https://chaotoyen.com.vn/ 25 August, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very helpful information specifically the last part :
    ) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  • Reply kontorsflytt 27 August, 2020 at 5:56 am

    Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us
    so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Exceptional blog and terrific design and style.

  • Reply Flyttfirma Stockholm 27 August, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Good blog you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find excellent
    writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

  • Reply ehhglzzh 27 August, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Yurt Life: Step into our bedroom *waggles eyebrows* – Lulastic and the Hippyshake
    ehhglzzh http://www.g9j1hm1uq7360rk649qnl7hgdy4l9311s.org/

  • Reply best seo toronto 28 August, 2020 at 1:19 am

    I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out some additional information.

  • Reply What is SEO 28 August, 2020 at 3:30 am

    Hi! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I
    could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?

    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply click for more info 28 August, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Definitely believe that that you said. Your favourite justification seemed to be at the internet the simplest factor to take note of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst people consider worries that they just
    do not realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and defined out
    the entire thing with no need side effect , folks could
    take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thanks

  • Reply click here 30 August, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Keep on writing, great job!

  • Reply best place to buy american money 30 August, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Terrific post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte
    more on this topic? I’d be very thankful
    if you could elaborate a little bit more.


  • Reply bitcoins wallet 30 August, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  • Reply Kali 3 September, 2020 at 8:00 am

    This is a topic that’s near to my heart… Thank you!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?

  • Reply 十亿现金送不停 6 September, 2020 at 5:54 am


  • Reply buy bellafill online 9 September, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative.
    I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.

  • Reply forextradingonautopilot 9 September, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    What’s up all, here every person is sharing these knowledge,
    therefore it’s pleasant to read this web site, and I used to pay a visit this
    website every day.

  • Reply Matrimonial investigation Agency In Bihar 9 September, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I just could not depart your web site before suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info
    a person supply for your visitors? Is gonna be again continuously
    to check up on new posts

  • Reply Online Shoppers 9 September, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Hurrah! After all I got a weblog from where I
    know how to truly get helpful data concerning my study and knowledge.

  • Reply buy testosterone cypionate online 9 September, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about buy ayurvedic urea grow.

  • Reply Manufacturer of butterfly valve 9 September, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back later on. I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have
    a nice holiday weekend!

  • Reply Buy Butobarbital online 9 September, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering issues with your blog.
    It appears as if some of the written text in your content are running off the screen. Can someone
    else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This could be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.
    Thank you

  • Reply themes 9 September, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are using?
    I’m having some small security issues with my latest site and I’d like to find
    something more risk-free. Do you have any solutions?

  • Reply Body pains 10 September, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Keep on writing, great job!

  • Reply app that adds santa to your photo 11 September, 2020 at 3:20 am

    There’s definately a great deal to find out about this subject.

    I love all the points you have made.

  • Reply 18ct gold jewellery 11 September, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    This is a topic that’s near to my heart… Cheers!
    Where are your contact details though?

  • Reply dotcom secrets audiobook free download 11 September, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your post. I wanted to write
    a little comment to support you.

  • Reply condenser 11 September, 2020 at 9:21 pm


  • Reply 094000 0490 12 September, 2020 at 12:17 am

    094000 0490

  • Reply 1000l Fermentation Tank 12 September, 2020 at 6:30 am

    1000l Fermentation Tank

  • Reply Fan 12 September, 2020 at 12:42 pm


  • Reply JunkoAWalmer 12 September, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Marvelous, what a blog it is! This webpage provides useful
    data to us, keep it up.

    Feel free to visit my web blog – JunkoAWalmer

  • Reply 150micron Pet Sheet 14 September, 2020 at 9:23 am

    150micron Pet Sheet

  • Reply Tempur-pedic Breeze 17 September, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Great information. Lucky me I found your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved as a favorite for later!

  • Reply Tempur-pedic Buying Guide 17 September, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I
    provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog is in the very same
    area of interest as yours and my visitors would certainly benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks!

  • Reply Pozycjonowanie Strony 17 September, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser
    compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Many thanks

  • Reply Greensboro Drug Rehab 17 September, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website
    with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Exceptional blog and terrific design and style.

  • Reply win online casino games 17 September, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the good works guys I’ve included you guys to my own blogroll.

  • Reply battery bmw x3 17 September, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I
    am going through troubles with your RSS. I don’t understand
    the reason why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anybody else getting identical RSS problems?
    Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond?

  • Reply judi slot playtech 17 September, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    For most up-to-date information you have to pay a visit internet and on web
    I found this web site as a finest web page for latest updates.

  • Reply dek24sideline.com 17 September, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for

  • Reply future of online casinos 17 September, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your weblog.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility
    issues? A number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not
    working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

  • Reply online casino 17 September, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get
    that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appearance.
    I must say that you’ve done a fantastic job with this.

    Also, the blog loads super quick for me on Chrome.
    Exceptional Blog!

  • Reply หวย 18 September, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Ahaa, its pleasant dialogue concerning this article at this place at this
    website, I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this place.

  • Reply list of online casinos 18 September, 2020 at 8:59 am

    I do consider all the ideas you have offered on your post.
    They are very convincing and can certainly work.

    Still, the posts are very short for beginners. May
    just you please lengthen them a little from
    next time? Thanks for the post.

  • Reply Irving Rehab 18 September, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Amazing blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that
    I’m completely confused .. Any ideas? Kudos!

  • Reply meinezeremonie 18 September, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Helpful info. Fortunate me I discovered your site by
    accident, and I’m shocked why this coincidence didn’t came about in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

  • Reply Bao hiem nhan tho 18 September, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Hi it’s me, I am also visiting this website daily, this
    web page is in fact nice and the people are in fact sharing
    fastidious thoughts.

  • Leave a Reply