Yurt lovers, if you’re really hard-core and you love Hawaii, don’t miss the 2nd annual World Yurt Makers conference from February 23 to 28, 2011. Its mission: to educate and celebrate yurt industries with influential people. Sounds like a good time. You don’t even have to BYOY (bring your own yurt).
The conference is organized by Yurts of Hawaii. They have an excellent FAQ section about the practical aspects of yurt living (though I have not tried one of their yurts myself).