About Shirley Yurts

Grandma Shirley means business.  Vim, Vigor, and eye for detail yields a quality built-to-last product, custom-tailored to fit your design ideals and specific location.  Each of our yurts is meticulously and lovingly hand-made.

Steve Reed

Yurt Craftsman

   I was inspired as a boy growing up by my grandmother – Shirley Reed of Sherrill, NY.   We spent a lot of time together and one story that sticks out in my memory was about how she had wished to be an architect.  As valedictorian of her high-school class that was certainly a possibility.  I’m sure she didn’t regret one second of the time with her 7 children but, raising them all up didn’t allow time for all that University time.  I named the yurt company in honor of her and her strong spirit that still lives with me today.

Today I am inspired by the versatility and uniqueness of the yurts that I create.  I have built yurts for a wide variety of uses and with each yurt that I craft, I combine the dreams of my clients with my knowledge to create a one-of-a-kind yurt.

I have built yurts all over the northeast United States, the West Coast, as well as a few ventures into Canada.

Surely Yurts was established in 2009. I was living in a 20’ yurt in Jeffersonville, Vermont at the time very near to Smugglers’ Notch when a couple friends asked if I could build a yurt for them. They liked our setup so much that they wanted their own yurt to start a new life together focused around a massive garden and a small farm. After building that first yurt I loved the work so much that I closed my photography studio in town, changed my business plan, and went into the yurt manufacturing industry. I started by designing & building a workshop, traveling and learning from many other yurt builders around the nation.

Why Choose Grandma Shirley Yurts?


10 years of crafting custom yurts for clients in the United States and Canada.

Custom Everything

Every structure and part is crafted by hand in the shop and on site.

We Deliver

We prefer to be present on site to make custom modifications for each setting.

Links to Articles Featuring Surely Yurts

Tiny House Blog

Yurts – Living in the Round

Cabin Life Magazine