Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Hey, this is Yuri. He lives in a tipi in the woods near Moscow. He also has a dugout where he probably spends his time in winter. He has lived there for a few years already. He was a lawyer before living here. His tipi is easily seen from the Yaroslavl highway, so he is not deep in the woods. You can learn how he lives here by reading on further:

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

This sign reads “An Intercom. Please let me know you are approaching so as to avoid misconceptions”.Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

“Do not walk on grass” reads the sign. This tipi is his third dwelling here. The first two from when he first moved here haven’t survived.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

This dugout is his main place of habitation. You can see a loudspeaker on the roof of the hobbit-style dwelling – this is motion activated and the audiobook starts playing when a visitor approaches.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Yuri is hospitable, and offers coffee and green tea to his guests.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

He has  a computer in the dugout.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Yuri’s philosophy in a nutshell is – let me travel through not leaving my Tipi, so he hopes the world moves around him and visits him without him visiting anyone.Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

This is Petr, a friend of Yuri who posts some photos of Yuri on Facebook from time to time.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Besides Yuri, the dugout is also occupied by the white rabbit.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

And this is the other end of the intercom outside. Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Head of Socrates.Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

Tipi is now used as a library. People can bring books and take books. One for one.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

A modern midi keyboard and ceilings made of roughly cut trees.

Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

And a pink lantern.Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi

This is the highway – right behind a piece of fencing. Yuri is not your regular hermit.

It’s a pity that we don’t know much about the reasons why Yuri moved there – the author didn’t mention this in his original posting. There are some words “art” being spotted here and there around Yuri so this might be some art project which has lasted a few years already.

3 thoughts on “Hermit Yuri that Lives in a Tipi”

  1. Amazing stuff !!! This is called homesteading, retro lifestyle, monk living, frugal living etc., More info. on people living such life style in Russia in desperately needed. The series on the woman living in the old breaking down house is also excellent. In these times of challenging economy, all these give good ideas and inspiration for all. These will assist the common person more rather than just sharing info. on weapons etc., Also, wonder how Yuri manages winter. I suggest such folks create a blog that others can also learn from. Readers of these comments are encouraged to read about the Amish, Mennonites etc., in the west. Amazing work, thanks again !!!

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