Habitat for Humanity + Yurts of Hawaii + Author, Jen McGeehan = Sustainable housing, one family at a time.

Your support will help to provide a 30′ customized yurt for a very special family on the Big Island of Hawaii! Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii is teaming up with Yurts of Hawaii and Jen McGeehan, author of the book, My Year In A Yurt, to provide a beautiful living space for a family in need in 2015. We are currently fundraising to cover the cost of the construction of the first yurt. We need your help!

 Join Our Efforts To Create An Alternative Housing Solution!

Why A Yurt?

  • Affordable housing
  • Top wind and seismic ratings
  • Natural ventilation
  • Durability equal to other standard forms of housing
  • Low environmental impact
  • Beautiful, inspired living spaces

Make a Donation

Your support helps Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii put love, faith and hope into action. And, if you make a minimum donation of $100.00 to The Yurt Project, you will
receive a complimentary, autographed copy of ‘MY YEAR IN YURT!’  (All donations are appreciated!)

Make your tax-deductible donation today!

Startling Facts

  • The world is experiencing a global housing crisis. Some 827.6 million people live in urban slums.
  • In the United States, 48.5 million people live in poverty.
  • On the Big Island, an estimated 33,300 people (that’s 1/3 of the population!) live in poverty.

The Yurt Project in the News

See Our Ad in Ke Ola Magazine

Habitat For Humanity to offer yurt dwellings

As stated in West Hawaii Today: Former yurt dwellers Jen and Pat McGeehan have partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Melissa Fletcher, owner of Yurts of Hawaii in Volcano, to provide yurts to deserving families. The first Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading

Cooper Center’s Volcano Community Newsletter

Cooper Center’s Volcano Community Newsletter has an article about The Yurt Project on Page 4. Click here to view the PDF.

Ka’u Calendar News Briefs Friday, March 7, 2014

The Yurt Project of Habitat for Humanity is open for applications from Ka`u residents. Interested parties will soon be able complete the Habitat For Humanity Application For Housing. A Family Selection Committee will review all applications and select ideal candidates. … Continue reading

Big Island Chronicle writes about The Yurt Project

Written by the Big Island Chronicle on February 27, 2014. Yurts of Hawai’i formed an alliance with Habitat for Humanity West Hawai’i (HFH) to introduce The Yurt Project in a grand opening event today. Pat Hurney, Executive Director of Habitat … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Plan to meet Jen and pick up your autographed copy of MY YEAR IN A YURT! at the following book signings and presentations:

Tuesday Aug. 12th, and Wednesdays, Sept. 17th & Oct. 15th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Home & Garden Tours, Kona
Make your reservations today:  www.hometourshawaii.com

Thursday, Aug. 28th at Noon

Kona Rotary Club
Paddler’s Restaurant (King Kamehameha Hotel at the Pier)
Contact Harold at 808.640-4292 for RSVP

Friday, Aug. 29th at Noon

Hilo Rotary Club
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Contact Kerry at 808.756.7929 for RSVP

Saturday, August 30th, Noon – 4pm

Book signing @ Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Corona, California.

Tuesday, Sept., 9th at 11:00 am

Covina (CA) Women’s Connection Luncheon
Covina Bowl
Contact Carol at 626.338.4188 for RSVP

Saturday, Sept. 13th

My Year In A Yurt Women’s Retreat
Rogue River, OR
Contact Belinda at 541.507.7681 for information

Tuesday, Oct. 7th at Noon

Kona Mauka Rotary Club
Teshmima’s Restaurant
Contact Ken at ken@obenski.net for RSVP

Saturday, Oct. 25th at 3:00 PM

Location and time to be determined
Contact Jen at jenmcgeehan1@gmail.com

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Recent Photos

  • Habitat-Home-and-Garden-Ke-Ola-Ad
  • KeOla-ad-for-Yurt-Project-LG
  • Yurt Floor Plan
  • Yurt Project Banner
  • Pat Hurney Speaking
  • Melissa looking out Yurt
  • Jen with Cake

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