Off the Grid



College Farm Apprentice Ana Amberger ’14 Details the Yurt Experience

Video by Joe O'Neill 

When students sign up as summer apprentices on the Dickinson College Farm, one of the things they look forward to most is living in one of the farm’s yurts.

Built in the style of traditional Mongolian hut, Dickinson’s yurts epitomize simple living, with a wood stove for heat and adjustable flaps on the walls and a ceiling vent to let in fresh air. The yurts are hooked up to solar panels, which provide 100 percent off-grid electricity.

“I love it,” says Ana Amberger ’14, who is spending summer 2014 at the farm. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” 

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Published July 17, 2014