As a member of Thompson Rivers University's Adventure Guide program, Michael Jeffery is no stranger to alternative living. From cob houses to geodesic domes and a few years living the van life, he says he's always been, "really interested in both nomadic and round homes." At the start of the program he had hopes for a moveable, tiny home on a trailer, but didn't have the resources to build one before school. So, he built a yurt.

I've been so fortunate to spend time at this cozy, spacious (it hosted a 15+ person sleepover), wild-horse-surrounded home that Jeffery made for himself. And his resourcefulness did not go unnoticed. Buzzfeed and Country Living Magazine both featured his story and these photographs. Click through below to read more about how this Kamloops yurt came to be.