Silver Medalist Headed for Yurt After Olympics

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February 25, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Silver medalist Hannah Teter headed for yurt living after Vancouver Olympic games. Photo courtesy of People magazine.

What's a yurt? According to Wikipedia, it's a "portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure." It's also where United States snowboarder Hannah Teter will be living when she returns home to Vermont, according to

The silver medalist told People magazine her plan:

"I will live in the yurt part time," Teter says. "Mom has [a] huge garden and fruit trees, and I love it there. I helped my parents get solar power this past year, and I'll be running on solar and hopefully wind power with my yurt so I can be completely off the grid."


Between her humanitarian efforts, giving all of her prize money to charity, her vegetarian lifestyle, and moving into a hut, Teter is clearly devoted to using her fame to make a difference. Her sponsor, Samsung, recently made a donation of $30,000 to her charity in honor of her silver medal in Vancouver. Between that donation and the proceeds and gift from the AMP energy quilt, Teter has raised more than $50,000 for her charity while in Vancouver. Oh, and she won a silver medal. Not a bad trip.

Even though she's going off the grid, we'll surely be hearing more about Hannah Teter in the future, both for snowboarding and something else great that she has done.

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