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The Yurt Project | Making a difference, one family at a time!

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

Donated Sink and Countertop

The above photo is the sink donated by Kitchens and Beyond in Hilo and the gorgeous, custom, concrete counter top was created and donated by Laurie Smith of Advanced Concrete Artisans & Design, one of our subcontractors.

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

Donation Goal


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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:

Thursday, Sept. 25th at Noon

Kona Mauka Rotary Club
Teshmima’s Restaurant
Contact Ken at for RSVP

Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Home & Garden Tours, Kona
Make your reservations today:

Friday, Oct. 17th at Noon

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

Friday, Oct. 17th at 3:00 PM

Location and time to be determined
Contact Jen at

View all events

Recent Photos

  • Habitat sink
  • 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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