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Living Large in a Tiny Yurt in Whitefish, Montana

Sean and Mollie Busby live in this yurt outside the mountain town of Whitefish, Montana, which at first glance you'd think would consist of a crotchety wood stove drying out a rack of hanging, smelly ski socks and cots placed along the wall. But the Busbys are damn good at the tiny house life, and have this circular structure down pat enough to invite Martha Stewart in for a critique. 

Yes, there are the inconveniences, like difficult access to water, a standalone unit for heating water for showers, and no dishwasher, but as far as aesthetics go, these guys are not lacking. Would you want to move in?

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