Genuine feedback copied directly from customer emails :)


The yurt arrived and Mark was able to pick it up on the double-axle trailer and unload at our place with one septuagenarian neighbour and friend. Two more helpers arrived of the same era so Mark who is 62 and 3 blokes in their 70s erected the yurt in under 4 hours (for your future reference). To be fair, the chaps are all pretty fit and men of the land so to speak. The atmosphere was one of fun (teasing) and amazement, at the ease in putting the pieces of the puzzle together and then how fantastic the finished build was. They were very impressed by the quality (as are we) of the finished product. I will attach some photos for you.

I have moved my office into the yurt and we have stayed the night once. We have a temporary fix for the electricity until the electrician connects us up and we have just hung curtains.

We are thrilled with our yurt and thank you all for the quality accomodation we now have. We have influenced quite a few who are considering building a yurt for retirement, extra room and retreat.

Gay and Mark - Coromandel

"I've been writing this email in my head for weeks, here it is at last.

I want you guys to know that literally every day, usually many times a day, I look at my yurt and so appreciate its beauty, aesthetics, meticulous design, and feel the love and passion that went into making it. I so love living in it!

And at about 3.5 years old, to me it still looks like new.

Thank you guys! - Kris"

"The three yurts turned out bloody amazing and the client is thoroughly enjoying them"

Colin - Christchurch

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team at Jaia. 

We put our yurt up over the weekend and everything went according to the plan you supplied....very straight forward and components fit beautifully.  We now have an awesome space that we are really happy with.  Once again,  thanks guys."

Jim - Havelock North

"Thanks so much for our beautiful yurt!

It took two of us about 5 hours of hard labour to put up in the wind with a slightly inadequate ladder, but not as tricky as we anticipated given how big it was and our total lack of experience. The instructions were super helpful and we were very relieved to find them on top of everything in the box!  Everything was really professionally made and we are stoked with the quality and the result.   It is blowing a gale here this morning and the yurt seems to be plenty solid, although we do have some windbreaks under construction to reduce our anxiety levels as it is quite a windy site."

A year later.... "If you want testimonials as to how strong they are €“ we live in an area rated as €œextreme high wind zone€, and it really is!  The yurt has coped amazingly and held up in winds that demolished sheds and ripped the new spouting off the house."

Alison and Eric - Taranaki

"We are still loving your wonderful yurts. I have been showing so many people through. Everybody loves the quality of your workmanship! Thank you so much for creating such beauty!"

Lada - Christchurch

"Good News!  One yurt is up and it is absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you soooooo much!  I am already teaching Yoga in the yurt - and it is fantastic!"

Mel - Waiheke Island

"I'd like to thank you for the beautifully made tipi. We have a 5 m we bought off you in 2007 and it'll be going up this weekend for it's eighth summer by the sea. she's seen some BIG storms too, and not a single rip or tear... it's kept my girl and our 3 kids sheltered, warm and (mostly) dry, very, very well. It's seen all the kids as babies too which is nice."

Andrew - Auckland

"Sorry it's taken me so long to contact you...

The tipi is so beautiful and is so hard to leave (hence the reason I haven't been near the internet much!) - thank you for the amazing quality and all the positive energy that has been put into producing it. 
We have tentative dreams for another one to hold workshops in, so hope to be in touch in the future, if all goes to plan :)"

Kerry and family - Christchurch

"We love our yurt to bits, but seem to have an endless stream of viewers wanting to come and see it, have made many, many cuppas!

Thanks again, you guys make wicked yurts!"

Leuan - Governors Bay

"Just wanted to let you know we have shifted into the yurt. It's amazing. we are so pleased. What a lovely space to live in and the timing was perfect. Thank you so much for having it ready for us on time. This was much appreciated.  There is so much interest here in it so hopeing more orders will come your way.
Warmest regards and thanks again."

Michele - Amberley

"Wow, it is a total amazing construction, I feel as if I have always been in it, feel so familiar and so ancient....fabulous.

Many blessings for your grand service , the Jaia Yurt, to humanity."

Karina - Coromandel

"We absolutely love the job you have done on our yurt. It took us around 3 hours to put up but that was ok. The backpackers are loving it as a dining space and it has caused lots of discussions and interest. Thanks again for the wonderful level of craftsmanship"

Fiona - J's Backpackers, Hamilton

"The tipi arrived on the Barrier today, and is now standing tall next to the creek on our land.  Mum and Dad are overwhelmed, "the gift of a lifetime" they reckon :) The building process went smoothly, just a few finishing touches tomorrow and we'll all be sleeping in it tomorrow night!

Thanks so much, the tipi is exactly what I dreamed of"

Shane - Great Barrier Island

"Hi guys, well it took a while but the yurt was finally raised today. It looks fantastic and everyone was very impressed with the craftsmanship !!"

Stephanie - Levin

"We recieved our yurt and assembled it yesterday. We love it, you guys did a fantastic job. Thank you so much."

Julie - Otorahanga