Zach Both was living in a converted van when his girlfriend, Nicole Lopez, got a job in Portland, Oregon, so he knew it was time for a change.
Instead of paying the high rent prices in the city, the couple decided a yurt would be cheaper as a permanent home.
Both and his girlfriend set out to build a yurt that was different than others they'd seen in the past.
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After finding a spot on Sauvie Island off the coast of Portland, Both and his girlfriend got to work building their home.
For the next several months, Both and Lopez focused on turning the inside of the yurt into a livable, modern home.
When the house was completed, the couple realized they were saving $1,000 in monthly costs by living in their yurt.
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