New Yurt City

We are currently in the process of building 3 Yurts on our property. One is for our private residential use and there will be two available for short term rental accommodation. Each yurt will have a separate bedroom/combined bathroom and toilet, a Kitchen with a hot plate and bar fridge. There will be a folding bed in the main living area together with a log fire and TV in the lounge room.

I am a licensed builder and I am constructing the yurts using local tradesman. Our colour consultant, Sine(,who I have known for 25 years) is a retired art teacher who chose the colours carefully to blend with the environment and to be aesthetically pleasing.

We were looking for something totally different to attract more tourists to the Ballandean area and while on a trip to Mt Tamborine we booked into this strange looking house. We really liked the glass in the roof and the open plan design.

A look at the history of yurts showed:

Yurts have been a distinctive feature of life in Central Asia for at least three thousand years. Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who lived in Greece between 484 and 424 BC, recorded the first written description of a yurt used as a dwelling. Herodotus, who is regarded as the father of history, was the first person in the world to record an accurate account of the past. He described yurt-like tents as the dwelling place of the Scythians, a horse riding-nomadic nation who lived in the northern Black Sea and Central Asian region from around 600 BC to AD 300. Thus, the yurt was described in the first historical document in the world.

You definitely won’t be staying in a tent like the original the yurts! They are actually 8-sided small, solid buildings.

We look forward to receiving your booking when construction is completed, in Sept/Oct 2016

James & Mary-Ann Goss


The Yurts at James Farmhouse Accommodation
The Yurt
The Yurts at James Farmhouse Accommodation
From Eukey Road
The Yurts at James Farmhouse Accommodation
From The Winery