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Traditional Mongolian Yurt

A simple and traditional Mongolian design. Traditional yurts are cheaper and portable.

Eco Design Mongolian Yurt

Not as portable as a traditional ger, but it has a better foundation and is suited for modern design.

Hand Carved Yurt

Carved yurts are similar to traditional yurts, but there are carvings on the door and inside the yurt.

SUMMER SALE: Mongolian Yurt Tent

Price: $1235 → $795 + Shipping & Handling

🎪 Diameter: 4.2 meters / 14 feet – Large enough to fit beds, furniture, table, etc with plenty of room to spare. Height is 2.1 meters / ~ 7 feet.
Portable: 90 kilograms / 200 lbs – Comes in 3 bags that can be loaded into the back of a car trunk. Incredibly lightweight and portable for its size.
💤 Cozy and comfortable: The traditional design and interior add a touch of culture and warmth to your camping experience. 😴
Fast Set-Up: Comes with manual and instructions. You can set it up or pack it within 10-30 minutes with the help of a second person. ⚙️

Why a Yurt?

Portable & Mobile

Not only is the Mongolian yurt stable and durable in harsh weather conditions, but it’s very portable.

Eco Friendly & Zero Footprint

Unlike houses made out of concrete with heavy machinery, a ger uses natural materials.

Spacious & Comfortable

When you step inside, a yurt feels a lot bigger than it actually looks from the outside.

Use as Glamping Camp

Want to build your own unique-looking glamping camp? Then a ger is perfect!

Perfect For Festivals

The portability and reusable nature of the ger is suited specifically suited for festivals.

Recreational Space & Room

If you simply want an inexpensive recreational house for the backyard, buy a ger.

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History Of The Yurt

Nomadic life in Central Asia has always been closely tied to the vast steppe landscapes and the need for portable dwellings that can be easily assembled and disassembled. The yurt is an ancient dwelling of the nomadic people, with its distinctive circular shape and collapsible structure, perfectly suited for the lifestyle of the region.

The history and origin of Mongolian yurts can be traced back to Central Asian cultures and Turkic people, particularly Mongolia. These unique dwellings, also known as “ger is like a portable cabin and have played an essential role in the lives of the nomadic people of the region for centuries.

The exact origin is challenging to pinpoint, but the yurt is believed to have spread from its birthplace in Central Asia, extending from Hungary to China. It’s unclear who first introduced yurts but it’s more likely yurt houses that were made from simple materials thousands of years ago went on to derive into different designs and forms.

The Structure’s Construction

The framework of a Mongolian yurt is typically made of a lattice structure. It consists of wooden poles that form the circular shape of the yurt’s walls. These poles are carefully selected for their strength and flexibility. Traditional woods like willow, birch, or poplar are commonly used due to their availability and favorable properties.

To ensure stability and durability, the lattice poles are interwoven and held together by tension. This crisscross pattern allows the yurt to withstand various weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy snowfall. The lattice structure also provides flexibility, allowing the yurt to be dismantled, transported, and reassembled easily.

Covering it, felt, made from sheep’s wool, is the primary material used for insulation and weatherproofing. Layers of felt are carefully cut and stitched together to fit the shape of the yurt’s walls. The thickness of the felt layers depends on the climate and the specific needs of the occupants. In regions with harsh winters, thicker layers of felt are used to provide optimal insulation.

The roof of the yurt is supported by wooden roof poles, which radiate from the center of the structure to the walls. These poles provide stability and shape to the roof. At the center of the roof, a compression ring is placed, creating a central focal point and distributing the weight evenly across the structure. The compression ring is often intricately designed, showcasing the skilled craftsmanship of the builders.

Other materials are used to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of the yurt. A sturdy fabric, such as canvas or weather-resistant textile, is sometimes added as an outer layer to protect the felt from direct exposure to the elements. This outer layer also allows for customization, as it can be decorated or personalized according to the occupant’s preferences.

The construction of a yurt can take between 30 minutes and 3 hours, depending on the size and experience of the builders. The process involves assembling the framework, attaching the roof poles, securing the compression ring, and carefully layering and fastening the felt cover. This efficient construction process allows for easy setup and dismantling, making yurts ideal for nomadic lifestyles and temporary settlements.

Central Asian Yurts

Central Asian yurts exhibit fascinating variations in design across different cultures, showcasing diverse yurt derivations and regional preferences in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

They all have their own version of their traditional yurt and all have different names depending on the the region. The quality and craftsmanship depend on each country’s unique needs and yurts are an intangible cultural heritage for all these countries.

Even Greek historians have experienced seeing such things used by ancient nomads from over three thousand years ago.

Evolution of Modern Yurts

Over time, yurts have evolved to meet modern needs and preferences. A Modern yurt is often made with metal frames for durability and convenience. They can be found in various sizes and designs, including larger yurts that can accommodate between five and fifteen people. Yurts have also gained popularity beyond the nomadic lifestyle and are now used for recreational purposes, such as glamping and yurt camping experiences in different parts of the world.

In recent years, yurts have become increasingly accessible through various means, including yurt rentals and sales. People interested in yurts have the opportunity to customize their yurts to suit their specific needs and preferences, blending traditional elements with modern amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in buying a yurt and yurt living in general, here are some important questions to consider.

How long does it take to set up?

The time required to set up a yurt can vary depending on factors such as the size of the yurt and the experience of the individuals assembling it. Generally, yurts take between 30 minutes and 3 hours to set up.

How many people can fit inside?

Typically you can comfortably house between five and 15 people. The spacious circular design, combined with individual living spaces around the circumference, allows for flexibility in accommodating occupants. However, it’s important to consider the specific dimensions and capacity of each yurt to determine the optimal number of people it can comfortably accommodate.

Can you use it for camping?

Yes, variations such as the yurt-tent made of light wood are popular for camping experiences as you can set up or take down within just 10-30 minutes. They offer a unique and immersive camping alternative to traditional tent camping.

Specifically designed camping yurts provide a comfortable and convenient camping experience while retaining the charm and connection to nature. Specifically for camping yurts often feature amenities such as beds, furniture, heating options, and sometimes even electricity, making them a popular choice for those seeking a combination of comfort and adventure in the great outdoors.

What customization options are there?

If you want to customize your yurt, options may include choosing the size of the yurt, selecting specific design elements such as decorative fabrics or patterns, deciding on the inclusion of additional features like windows or skylights for natural light, and even incorporating personal touches such as artwork or personalized interior décor. Yurt manufacturers or suppliers often provide customization options to create a yurt that aligns with individual tastes and requirements.

Where to find yurt for a good price?

Generally, Kyrgyz or yurts used in Mongolia are cheaper. Kazakh ones are a little more expensive due to the design and materials used. One option is to explore yurt manufacturers or suppliers who offer yurts for sale. These companies such as Pacific yurts may offer a range of yurt models at various price points, allowing buyers to choose based on their budget and desired features.

Shipping to Europe or the United States

William Coperthwaite introduced yurts to the United States and they have since become quite popular!

If you order from us, we do provide a discount on bulk orders to Europe or USA. Whether you are looking for small or large yurts, circular tent, we can ship from one place to another.

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