Ohana Yurts owners Nathan and Jenny Toler started building yurts in 2010 while managing Positive Energetics Foundation. The Foundation had a dream to build an eco-village on the island; however, as there were no Hawaii based manufacturers at the time, the yurts had to be sourced from the mainland making the process incredibly expensive and too slow to be productive. It was during this process that the idea for Ohana Yurts was born. We originally started as Backyard Yurts but soon realized that is was lots of our Ohana (“Family”) that were buying the yurts to live in, so our name was changed to Ohana Yurts.
With Nathan and Jenny producing two 12 foot yurts for the foundation on the island, they recognized a need to have this vital product created locally and have continued since that day to save time and money by producing yurts for the island’s locals.