01/07/2012 11:58 am ET Updated Mar 08, 2012

Here Come The Yurts Again

In 2001, a shortage of housing for migrant vineyard workers led the Napa County Housing Authority--aided by private donations from vintners and grape-growers--to spend $130,000 on yurt housing for 40 workers, according to a 2007 Jill Decker column in the Napa Valley Register.

This year, the Register reports, a shortage of funding for state parks may see the long-stored yurts return, this time as visitor lodgings to help preserve a pair of Upvalley parks currently slated for closure.

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