We lived off-grid for two years in this yurt when our son was a baby. We both wanted to be at-home parents and the easiest way to do that was to redurce our expenses to near zero. We made a little money doing computer repair (on site) and web design (we had a friend who would let us charge up laptop batteries at their house). Sometimes this would give us money, sometimes we would take barter. We worked for everything from fresh caught catfish to a summer's worth of fresh veggies to a custom curved kitchen for the yurt.
My mother in law had a tipi a little ways down the path from us that she stayed in fairly often. (She lived about 15 miles away on another off-grid land with several other women).
It was a great way to live and I'm really glad we did it. It made such a difference to us as a family At the same time, it was very isolating. Any time we wanted to see other people it had to be planned and any friends with kids were about an hour away. Eventually we moved to a tiny house in the nearby town (it was still cheap enough we didn't have to work: $190/month!). After a while, though, the web design business faltered as the market got saturated with designers. I took a short consulting job back in my industry. Eventually, though, it led us to a job that enabled us to immigrate to Toronto. City life, though really different from yurt life, really suits us. So much diversity (not a lot of that in the bible belt, let me tell you), the ability to live car free, and so many people. We love it.
(I did look a bit different back in those days, though, eh?)