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Outdoor adventure student lives his degree in a yurt outside Kamloops, B.C.

Michael Jefferey has taken student living to a whole new level. The first-year Outdoor and Experiential Education student at Thompson Rivers University built his own yurt in a farmer's field on the outskirts of Kamloops, B.C. and will live there for the duration of his degree. Living off the grid, the large, traditional Mongolian tent has no running water or electricity and is heated by a hand made wood stove, which he also uses to cook his meals.

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Michael Jefferey is pictured outside his handmade yurt at dusk.

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Michael Jefferey.

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Michael Jefferey plays the guitar in his yurt.

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Michael Jefferey gathers wood for his handmade stove.

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Michael Jefferey chops wood into kindling to start a fire.

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Michael Jefferey prepares a meal on his hand madewood stove.

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Michael Jefferey reads with the aid of a headlamp.

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A copy of “On the Trail of Genghis Khan” is pictured in Michael Jefferey’s yurt.

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Michael Jefferey plays the guitar outside his yurt.

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Michael Jefferey's yurt is pictured against the base of Mount Paul.

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