Thank you so much for the replies! They are definitely giving me a lot to think about.
Lori, I agree that yurts are beautiful. I have been in one and loved the feeling of the space but I'm not sure how warm we would be in it... I also wonder how long it takes to build the base, although from the sound of it the yurt itself is quite quick to set up.
I am in British Columbia, Canada and there certainly are rules about what is allowed or not on the property, but I was thinking with either of the options, if there was a problem we could just remove it...(although we would of course prefer not to.)
Jack, you make a good case for a travel trailer! It would be easy to move, and we do have a truck. I have heard stories though about people having trouble with mice, leaks etc. with travel trailers. And I have been in one or two that smell kinda moldy. Is this common? We would buy a used one if we bought a travel trailer - any tips on avoiding a leaky one?
We haven't decided on the property yet, but we are considering some lots that are boat access only but we could barge things over. If we bought one of those we'd build an outhouse because once we got the RV there we wouldn't be able to bring it back to pump out the black water. I think we would also build a shed to hold batteries for the solar, electrical controls etc. I think we'll have plenty to keep us busy!
Miles, what a beautiful place you have! Thank you for weighing in to me know that the travel trailer worked for you. That is good to hear.
Thanks again everyone. I am so glad I found this website.