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HGTV “Love Yurts” Hawai‘i Casting Call

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“Yurt: noun \ˈyu̇rt, ˈyərt\  a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also :  a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design. From the Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home.  First Known Use: 1876.” (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

Yurt interior. PC: Dorsey Pictures

Dorsey Pictures, is currently casting for a HGTV / DIY Network series called “Love Yurts” which is going into a second season.

The show features yurt builds in Hawaiʻi with budgets already in place and land secured for a state-of-the-art build.

Casting agents are looking to cast interesting people and fun families who want to live the out-of-the-box, yurt lifestyle in Hawaiʻi.  The team is aiming to connect future yurt owners with exclusive builders so that they may be featured in an episode of the new season.

The inexpensive Yurt lifestyle has become an new housing sensation.

Yurt exterior. PC: Dorsey Pictures

“These funky, ready-to- pop domiciles are gaining mainstream appeal and are riding the housing market’s newest wave of living green. And these yurts can be luxurious…including amenities like kitchens and baths too,” the casting call states.


HGTV/DIY Networks’ series, Love Yurts, is now seeking couples, families and singles (with sidekicks) living in Hawaiʻi who dream of owning a tricked out yurt, but just need the right builder to make their dream come true.


The candidates will be introduced to the highly skilled Love Yurts build team to design and construct a 100% customized yurt that is as unique as its owner.

Interested candidates must already have a budget and property to build on within the Hawaiian Islands, to be considered.

To apply, email [email protected] name, desired yurt location, budget range, FULL contact information (phone and email) recent photos of yourselves and brief bio on why you are interested in owning a custom yurt.

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