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YURTLE POP-UP CAMPER This is so cool i had to put this up. Certainly very unique way of living in a Yurt. These people make a beautiful product. They sell turnkey Yurts and also have a Do-It-Yourself manual for sale on their website. Click on the picture at the right to visit the page featuring their "Camper Yurt".
“Yurtle is Yurt's answer to a pop-up camper. We call it a Yurtle because when you drive, it folds down into a turtle shape, creating a traveling camp spot. If you are going to park for a few days or a few weeks, spend a few hours and set it up! The Laurel Nest Yurt is an elegant solution to sustainable shelter. Our yurt is a modern adaptation of the ancient shelter used by nomadic people for centuries. We honor the ancient design while providing strength, durability, and affordability that our modern times demand. While Yurts are temporary structures, they can be set up for permanent use. Change your flow and live round. Laurel Nest Yurts is a resource for Yurt education, promotion, manufacturing, and sustainability through conscious business choices. Laurel Nest Yurts seeks to provide affordable solutions to building or purchasing a Yurt. Laurel Nest Yurts uses sustainable practices to produce Yurts that encourage efficient use of our earth's resources. Laurel Nest Yurts manufactures Yurts and Yurt components that utilize simple designs and are both elegant and functional. We are affordable Yurt builders. We make sustainability a priority, through using natural materials and local woods. We provide Do It Yourself options for our Yurts, and want to help people save money and get involved in the building of their new Yurt home.”
YURTLE YURTS These people seem to be just starting their Yurt business. There is not much on their website information wise, but they do have a lot of pictures of their product which is still being developed i guess. This business is located in the United Kingdom. They are already getting requests for overnight Yurt rental. Must be a good business to be in right now in the UK. In fact, i think a lot of people are getting interested in this type of living, because i just watched a little documentary on groups of people buying unwanted land to set-up tent and Yurt type structures to live in. Good idea.
“We are Yurtle. We don't really have a website yet, but we've got a Facebook page. Maybe you have too. Maybe you'd like to "like" us? :-). If you don't have Facebook, that's cool - you can still leave us a shout on the right.”
YURT TRADER Here's the place you want to go to "Buy, Sell, or Rent a Yurt". This is really a great website and very useful too. I just discovered this recently. It specializes in Yurts but includes other shelter systems like livable Canvas Wall Tents, Tipis, & portable Toilet Systems.
“Visit our new web site to find a Yurt to buy, or post a free ad to sell or rent your Yurt or Tipi. Yurt Trader, the place to buy sell or rent a Yurt. Place free ads for new and used Yurts, Tipis, Wall Tents and Yurt rentals.”
SUNTIME YURTS These people here do not make the yurts they sell, all their yurts are imported from Mongolia. However, they do provide Yurt platforms which look really nice for a price of coarse. They have lots of very nice pictures on their website, some showing how to put up their Yurts.
“Based in Seattle, SunTime Yurts imports Mongolia’s highest quality handmade Gers (yurts) to the Pacific NorthWest. The Mongolian Ger has been tested and tried for thousands of years in one of the most remote and harshest climates in the world. Over the years, the Ger has slowly evolved into a practical modern day living space. Chinggis Khan (Genghis) was the greatest emperor the world has ever seen. He was the Khan of the felt walled people. During his life it is documented that he stepped into only one permanent standing building, "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World" by Jack Weatherford. If it’s good enough for the greatest emperor, then it’s good enough for you. During a 7 month stay in Mongolia I fell in love with the nomadic culture and the thousand year old felt home of the Mongols. After returning home to cookie cutter suburbia USA, I decided to add some culture and sustainable alternatives to our neighborhoods by dotting them with the white felt tents of Mongolia.
SunTime Yurts •
SIMPLY YURTS This Yurt business is different than most in that they seem to specialize in renting out Yurts for group use such as for parties, weddings or any large group activity which would like to provide a Yurt ambiance for the event. They have a very nice website with lots of pictures and complete information on their product.
“About Our Yurts. We spent a long time looking for yurts that we could use for fine events in beautiful settings. In Mongolia we found them and now believe honestly we have the best yurts on the planet. After three more years working closely with the craftsmen that make them we now have a unique collection of exquisite yurts not matched in this country or anywhere in the world. With a variety of forms, and 6 different sizes, we can now bring the delights of the yurt to almost any event be it a small cozy dinner or a grand Mongolian extravaganza. Explore the range of yurts via the sidebar to the left or read more about them by clicking on the tabs above. Simply Yurts provide intimate, exciting spaces for events of every kind - from picnics to parties, weddings to wild weekends and film shoots to fire festivals. Mostly based around our colourful and versatile Mongolian Yurts, our events are an original and inspirational alternative to standard marquee hire. Our prices are reasonable, our attention to detail is exceptional and our service is both personal and professional. So, if you're looking for something different, be it in the UK or beyond, phone us or email us. And if you want to keep track of what we're up to, visit our news pages where you can click on the RSS symbol to be updated automatically.”
Simply Yurts • Mobile: +44 - (0)7803 203 443 • Phone: 01730 265 527 •
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HUNGER HILL YURTS Here is another Yurt vacation or holiday rental business. This one has a little farm animal touch. You will have access to many amenities and beautiful scenery.
“Why not escape . . . To a magical place hidden in the heart of beautiful East Devon . . . A place close to a spectacular coastline in glorious countryside, somewhere you can completely relax and experience camping with a difference! Hunger Hill offer back to nature family Yurt camping holidays in cozy Yurts with comfy beds. The Yurts share a small holding with Kune kune pigs, chickens, ducks and a very friendly dog! Lit by fairy lights and Moroccan lanterns, with sheepskins and kilim cushions to relax on around a central wood-burning stove the Yurts are very warm and cozy at night. They are furnished with rugs, Moroccan boxes, a table and stools and have a well equipped kitchen with double ringed color gas cooker. Outside each Yurt are hammocks, great for stargazing! Also a picnic table and open fireplace with a BBQ grill. Fire wood for the stoves and small camp fires is provided in the form of logs (at no extra charge) but you will need to chop kindling to get your camp fire and stove going . . .”
Hunger Hill Yurts • Hollytree, Hunger Hill • Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth • Devon EX10 OBZ United Kingdom • Phone: 01395 568454 •
TENTWORKS Tentworks are historic and modern tent and tipi makers based in Wales UK. They also make canvas covers for Yurts and a sample of their craftsmanship is on view in the picture at the right. I do not think they actually make Yurts, just sew canvas covers for them on a frame which you supply. But, if you are looking for a Yurt maker, ask them, because they might make Yurts or they will be able to refer you to someone who does make them.
“With many years experience in building all types of tents including tipis, yurts, Arabic tents, Bedouin tents, Mongolian Ger's and period structures to an exceptionally high standard for the annual round of festivals, living history groups and camp sites we are, as a company well placed to build and supply all types of structures from ancient to modern in the UK or overseas. We only use materials of the very highest quality and work with a network of crafts people and specialist suppliers in order to produce structures that are not only stylish but sturdy enough to deal with the challenges of British weather conditions. As specialist custom tent builders we are able to tailor our structures to your exact requirements, be that historically accurate construction and detailing, or the incorporation of modern technical components to allow your tents to endure long term hard use. At Tentworks we take pride in our work from a designs inception through the finished product. We aim to bring our customers an diverse range of quality heavy tentage and accessories. So what ever your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require a quotation. Tentworks Produces the following tents and structures: Tipis, Yurts, Wedge Tents, Bell Tents, Bedouin Tents, Ouled Nail, Saxon Geteld and the Medieval Crows Foot Pavilion.”
TentWorks • 6 & 7 village Workshops • Llanbrynmair • Powys SY19 7AA • United Kingdom • Phone: 07800 857 433
Info@TentWorks.co.uk • Contact Form
YURTS FOR THE MODERN NOMAD Here is a newspaper article from the state of Oregon, Josephine County which describes a trend to use Yurts in their state park system for vacation rental units. Seems to be working out well for them. Be sure and visit the links in the box next to the article on the right side.
“With the price of gas going nowhere but up, many RV campers are turning to Yurts as a compromise between getting away from home while bringing along home's amenities. "You still get the comforts, and they're a lot bigger than they look from the outside," says Doreen Ferguson, the parks manager for Josephine County. Built on the model made successful by Oregon State Parks, Josephine County has a growing yurt-rental system, with five available at Lake Selmac, two each at Schroeder and Indian Mary and one each at Almeda, Griffin and Whitehorse parks. Modern yurts are built on a design pioneered by the nomadic tribes of Mongolia thousands of years ago. These cylindrical dwellings are composed of a latticework wooden structure covered by fabric. Ancient nomads used yurts for the ease of construction/deconstruction, and because they are wind-resistant, lightweight and easy to carry. They've become popular with modern nomads — campers — because the construction costs are much lower, which translates into cost savings for renters. The cost for staying overnight in Josephine County Parks Yurts is $30. Oregon State Parks charges $35-41. Both use ReserveAmerica to take reservations . . .”
THE AUTHENTIC MONGOLIAN YURT COMPANY Interesting Yurt selling business here. Not only do these people sell Yurts, but they also have a rather large Yurt rental camping business on their property located in England. Meaning, you can stay on their property and rent a Yurt to see if you like this type of living.
“Thanks for visiting our website - we hope you find it useful - we have recently overhauled the design but we hope it still remains a good reflection of us and our business. We have been importing yurts from the same supplier in Mongolia since 2006 and have been renting out yurts on our farm for 4 years - long enough for us to feel confident that, given the right care, they can cope with the UK climate - even in Wales! If you are considering buying yurts for holiday rentals you may also be interested in our yurt holiday website: www.hiddenvalleyyurts.co.uk. We thought we should start by introducing ourselves. We are Amanda and Peter Copp and we live, with our two teenage sons, Sam and Harry, in a beautiful 82 acre valley in the Usk Valley situated in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Amanda runs The Authentic Mongolian Yurt Co. Ltd and Hidden Valley Yurts full time, and also breeds alpacas and Jacob sheep. Peter started life a sail maker and now has a day job selling high tensile membrane structures - the high tech end of the fabric building industry and about as far as you can get from Yurt Construction.
The yurt campsite offers a perfect opportunity to test the yurts, the deck design and the effect location has on the longevity of a yurt. The past 5 years have been a terrific learning curve - and great fun. We have sold yurts for a huge variety of uses - for living in, as guest rooms, classrooms, workshops, summer houses, party tents, site accommodation, teenage dens, even a staff chill out room on a London rooftop. There really is no end to the possibilities - although there are certainly uses and locations for which yurts aren't suitable. Increasingly our main sales are to customers setting up yurt campsites - yurt holidays are becoming very popular and with the current recession biting, it seems that more and more people seem to want to holiday in the UK - and yurt camping offers a great mix of quirky comfort . . . And it's environmentally sound too. We try to keep a variety of sizes on display on our farm and have trialled them through 3 very wet Welsh winters - although we no longer routinely keep yurts up through the winter since other campsites we have sold to remain open all year round. Yurts are designed to be lived in and keeping an unoccupied yurt warm and aired is hard work - it's a bit like having an old wooden boat instead of a fiberglass one - it isn't a maintenance free option - but the reward is a beautiful organic structure that has individuality woven into its being. We never skate over the difficulties of owning and caring for a Mongolian yurt - and we sometimes advise people to buy UK made yurts rather than our felt lined Mongolian ones - for most of our customers buying a yurt is a huge investment - we want to make sure it isn't an investment they regret.”
The Authentic Mongolian Yurt Company • Lower Glyn Farm • Llanishen • Chepstow • Monmouthshire, NP16 6QU • United Kingdom • Phone: 01600 869192 •
SPIRIT MOUNTAIN YURTS Here's another example of someone who has made a job for themself. Another interesting story about someone who got started making something for their own use and then other people wanting them to make one for themselves also. Anyway, they have a nice video on their website which shows some of their manufacturing techniques. There are lots of good information on this site for self education about Yurt living. So, go check it out.
“Have you been looking for a simple structure for a permanent home or weekend getaway? Maybe you need a guest house on your property, a yoga or art studio, spiritual retreat, a unique structure for your small business. A yurt may be your answer.
Where Should You Buy Your Yurt? Are you looking for: Quality yurts, affordably priced, compared to other yurts you have looked at? Yurts that can be designed for your unique tastes and needs, built with options you want, not made in a cookie cutter big company assembly line way? Custom made for you? Yurts made by a company whose owner has actually lived in a yurt full time, even in harsh mountainous winters? Who understands how a quality yet functional yurt needs to be designed and made? Yurts that can stand up to full time yurt living and provide a comfortable living space? Yurts that includes standard features that are often options with other companies. Prices start at only $3,860.00. Then you have finally found the yurt company you've been seeking. Don't buy another yurt until you have checked our Spirit Mountain Yurts and have made an honest comparison to other yurt companies in regards to features, price and quality.”
Spirit Mountain Yurts • 551 W Cordova Road #422 • Santa Fe, NM 87505 • Phone: (505) 757-2547
HEARTHWORKS This is a nice website with lots of information about their products. Billed as 'The Home of Tipis & Yurts'. They manufacture all their Tipis and Yurts and sell worldwide. You can either rent or buy a Yurt from them. Maybe you should consider renting first, then buy if you like sleeping in a Yurt.
“Hearthworks was formed in 1999 when its founder, Tara Weightman, decided to invest in his passion for simple living under canvas. Hearthworks journey with Yurts began over five years ago with our first Yurt made from coppiced hazel with an ash roof wheel and oak door frame. Our Yurts are styled on the traditional Khazakh nomadic Yurts with steam bent roof poles and lightweight roof wheels. As well as making many fine Yurts for sale, we have built up a lovely collection of Yurts for hire ranging from 12-32ft diameter. The larger Yurts make ideal outdoor event spaces for weddings and parties, especially when they are finished with Hearthworks luxurious range of fine furnishings. We now make our Yurt frames from locally sourced Ash – a durable traditional hardwood. All the wood is steam bent and fixed with pre-stretched nylon cord. We use coppiced hazel for the bracing on the roof wheel. We can also make the frames to your specifications, for example from Oak, or from coppiced Ash. The covers are made from the best quality 12oz/yd2 Cotton Canvas that is proofed against fire, water and rot. The main canvas is usually natural cotton color but we can provide colored trim on the roof wheel cover and valance.”
Hearthworks Ltd • 14 Lambrook Street • Glastonbury • Somerset BA6 8BX UK • Phone: 01749 899521
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THE MONGOLIAN YURT Billed as 'The Original Mobile Home'. This website is not selling anything. It is strictly a website explaining and promoting the Yurt as a nice shelter to live in. There are pictures, and text explaining the set-up of a Yurt, material used to make a Yurt, furnishings, and storage of a Yurt.
“The yurt (mongolian: Ger) is the traditional dwelling of the nomads in Mongolia, as well as in the neighboring countries, over to as far as in Turkey. It is a tent-like structure made from a wooden frame and covered by wool felt. A traditional yurt is very easy to collapse and assemble again, and it can be transported on no more than three animals (horses, camels, yaks). Today it will fit nicely on a small all-terrain vehicle. The constructive principle of the mongol yurt has changed little since Genghis Khan's times. Only a few elements were adapted to newly developed or imported technology, such as carpentry. This made it possible to craft a wooden crown similar to a wheel in place of a simple piece of wood bent into a circle. Even more obvious are the use of a wooden door instead of a felt curtain, and of course the iron stove with a chimney in place of open fire. We have tried to collect as much information as possible about this beautiful dwelling type. We did so out of architectural and cultural interest, and also simply because we care. Even if the nomadic lifestyle is still very much alive in Mongolia, it will continue suffer more and more changes by modern influences, which may eventually amount to a real threat. We hope we can contribute a little bit to keep the tradition alive!”
ORIGINAL MONGOLIAN YURTS I should have had this websie linked here up on my site a long time ago. For those of you looking for an original handmade Yurt this is a possible source for you. Hopefully as i write this they are still in business and still have their distributor in Ohio. Picture on the right is of their portable 'Travel Yurt'.
“Thank you for your interest in one of the world's most practically and attractively designed habitations. The Mongolian Yurt, or Ger as it is known in Mongolia itself, has been used for thousands of years by the nomads of Central Asia and is still a common sight in many countries in the region. We are a Yurt producer located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We supply yurts to the Mongolian domestic market, and export our original Mongolian Yurts to the USA. Our representative is located in Columbus, Ohio. We have a broad choice of Mongolian yurts for sale. All of our Yurts (Gers) and furniture are entirely hand-made and can be modified to suit the customer's taste. Please visit the "Yurt types" section of the website to see the wide variety of yurts for sale. Our "photo gallery" section has some nice Mongolian yurt pictures. We hope that you will find our "History of Yurts," and "Yurts and nomads" sections interesting and the "Yurt size" and "Assembling" sections informative. With its unique design, structure and practical features, the Yurt is still a popular habitation. Mongolian Yurts (Ger) are attracting interest from people in many parts of the world as an ecologically friendly and attractive living space that can be used for a variety of purposes. If you decide to buy a Mongolian yurt from us, please visit the "How to buy" section. If you are interested in traveling to Mongolia to learn about Mongolian culture and visit Mongolian nomads living in Ger (Yurt), please check our sister company's website for your Mongolia travel arrangement. Thank you; we hope you enjoy our website.”
Mr. Enkhtuvshin (or Enke) • 3648 Beulah Road • Columbus, Ohio 43224 • Phone: (202) 455-8799
TURTLEBACK NOMADIC YURTS This here seems to be a 'combo' website in that the owner both lives in a Yurt and he also sells Yurts. So he has a little 'diary' of his Yurt life plus he sells Yurts from the website. There are some nice pictures here and complete specifications of his product(s). It appears to me that this business is located close to 'Cortez, Colorado' in Montezuma County (Possibly a county without the standard building code requirements), near the four corners area of the Western US: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.
“Portable Wooden Yurts: A great option for a guest room, art studio, or sturdy down-to-earth living. Please see the post 'Welcome to Turtleback Nomadics' for basic information and pricing. Our Basic package includes 7 windows, Made from pine and aspen wood, Insulation R-value approximately 8, No flapping canvas, Solid. Stable.”
Bodhi - Owner • Phone: (970) 529 3782 •
WORKSHOP UNDER THE HILL I think a lot of you will find this listing interesting. Actually, the URL of this guys business is a little misleading because it is about his Yurt building business not a tent business. But, anyway this business is located in the Czech Republic.
“Are you someone who has fallen in love with Yurts for their beauty and simplicity? Or someone who considers a yurt a great opportunity to live in an uninhabitable area? Or someone who wants to draw attention by hosting an event in a very unique location? Then welcome! I suppose you are familiar with Yurts already, but I will try to sum up the advantages of this centuries-old and proven method of construction:”
- A yurt is spacious.
- You can setup a yurt in about one hour.
- A yurt is easy to transport on your car or even on your camel.
- You don't need to stake or anchor ropes to setup a yurt, all you need is an open area the dimensions of the yurt.
- You can setup a yurt anywhere, on snow, on rocks, on a terrace or on sand.
- A yurt is very stable, thanks to its shape and construction.
- You can make an open fire inside a yurt for cooking.
- You can easily install a stove/heater.
- You can order a yurt in the exact size you wish.
- We build yurts using eco-friendly methods and natural materials (wood, cotton, hemp).
- Most importantly a yurt is beautiful and living in it is a special experience.
Alexandr Sprado • Povltavská 41 • 250 67 Klecany • Czech Republic • Ph: +420 723 257 915 •
EURO-YURTS Here is a business located in Holland as a joint venture with some Mongolian people. If you are looking for an authentic product built with high quality - then this might be something for you to look into. There website will give you some good pictures plus schematic drawings of Yurts they design.
“Euro-Yurts LLC is specialized in the manufacturing of Mongolian-style Ger, (or, as they are better known internationally, Yurts), for the more demanding customer, in Mongolia as well as world-wide. We believe buying a Ger is an investment that our customers will make only once in their lifetime, and therefore, only the best is good enough. Euro-Yurts combines the precision and reliability of European industry-standards with the best of Mongolian craftsmanship and raw materials. Only selected Larch-wood (15 years rot-proof!), processed on the best machinery, resulting in perfect joinery, the best choices of felts, inner and outer covers, and immaculate detailing in ironwork, windows, and general execution. Euro-Yurts' are better made than anything ever seen before in Mongolia: 95% natural materials, except in some important places where plastics are really better, like ropes and yarn, glues and windows. And all handwork, except where machines are more precise. More than any other Mongolian Ger-maker, Euro-Yurts LLC has 16 years experience with making, renting, and therefore continually standing Gers, in the moist, Western-European climate. In addition to this, Euro-Yurts pitch faster and easier than any other 'branded Gers', due to the precision of the woodwork, and completeness of the package. EuroYurts does not strive to be the biggest ger-maker in Mongolia, we will make THE BEST GER for your money.”
Euro-Yurts • Phone: 11361011 house-line • 99615548 Froit-English/Nederlands/Deutsch/Français/Castellano • 96063269 Bolora English/Mongolian/Chinese •
THE MONGOLIAN YURT Well, this link i am presenting here offers some information on building your own Yurt (an online PDF) and actually it is presented in a two part series with the first part available when you click on the picture at the right and the second part shown when you click here. Anyway, the author states: 'At last, complete plans for the construction of your dream Yurt' . . .
“The traditional Yurt can be dated at least as far back as the 13th century, when Genghis Khan was turning Mongolia upside down. The original form would be quite similar to the one described below. It would have a frame of wood, with a covering of wool felt. Nomadic families would live in Yurts of various sizes long with their livestock and their few personal belongings. I would like to emphasize another aspect of the Yurt, however - the aspect that will make this space come alive. Anyone can build a Yurt, but it takes a special effort to capture the historic and sacred context of the space . . .”
THE PORTABLE YURT Here's a low cost housing solution for a lot of you. This site is selling a nice little portable yurt and you can order off the website. Prices range from $7900 to $11,500 each unit. Interiors appear to be quite nice.
“These yurts are designed to be movable with relative ease. The underfloor is totally portable and covered with 3/4in tongue and groove plywood. The walls are constructed of pre-made panels that are fastened together by clamp posts at each angle point. They are insulated with either fiberglass batting or solid board polycyanurate. Exterior wall panels are available, for your choice, in two styles: With polyvinyl or brushed T1-11 siding. Either way the yurt should be maintenance free for around ten years. The interior wall is an attractive light colored vinyl coated paneling. The center ring, rafters, and interior posts are high strength and all constructed of well chosen Douglas fir. The top covers are made of fire retardant polyvinyl. The roofs are insulated with double sided reflective insulation and include an attractive interior ceiling cover. Each yurt includes a standard door and 3 glass vinyl frame 3ft x 3ft windows. Kits are complete with all hardware. These structures are great for temporary situations and can be re-sold or re-used when the need changes and moved with relative ease to another place. Take-down time is less than one day and it takes less than two days to put them up.”
The Portable Yurt • Phone: (541) 679-5542 •
CIRCSHELTER This Yurt is not your standard type of Yurt building, manufactured (i think) mostly for emergency use, designed for off-grid, extreme environments and remote locations: CAD designed and engineered with CNC accuracy, uses modern technology in polycarbonate and acrylic wall structure, uses recycled steel frame connections with natural wood paneling brought together in both form and function . . .
“Whether you are looking for a mountain home, a greenhouse, a rental yurt, or a structure for humanitarian purposes – you want one of our products – because of our quality, durability, and service. Because of our value. Most of my life and professional career has been spent in some of the most demanding 'performance markets' in the world - far away places like Afghanistan and Indonesia, where product quality, durability, and service mean the difference between success or failure for your business or your project . . . Or a difference as to whether people live or die. Shelter Homes engineers and tests our designs; manufactures, distributes, and services our products, like life depends on it. Because for disaster relief agencies, it does. And for the people they serve, it does. That is why we take our responsibilities seriously. Imagine thousands of earthquake victims, 10,000 miles away, standing in hip-deep snow in sandals at 10,000 feet elevation, receiving our emergency circShelter™ and finding missing, sub-standard, or ill-fitting parts. Your purchase from our company – whether a humanitarian relief shelter or a vacation home – meets all the same rigorous standards of design, materials, packing, shipping, schedule performance and Total Quality Control Management, as those demanded by the US military, The United Nations, CARE and other disaster relief responders world-wide. We only do business with value-chain suppliers whom we know, like, and trust. We work hard to ensure that you look to us for the same reasons. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, personally, if you have any questions or concerns about our product, our standards, or our performance.”
Shelter Homes LLC • 650 South Cherry Suite 500 • Denver, Colorado 80246 • Phone: (970) 846 7565 •
FOLDED HOMES This is quite a deal really. They sell personal use and emergency shelters in the form of a Yurt shape. Picture on the right is of their: UtiYurt. 'UtiYurts are four-season, double-walled, semi-permanent shelters suitable as refugee shelters or multi-room structures for clinics, schools, aid mission teams, and consumer applications. Passive ventilation cools them in the desert. Insulate them with local biomass in cold climates.'
“Folded Homes provides environmentally appropriate and cost-effective solutions to human shelter needs. Our shelters are great for personal and business applications. But the company's mission is particularly focused on helping address humanitarian shelter crisis. We believe that a truly effective humanitarian shelter solution is one that quickly delivers large numbers of easy-to-assemble, language-neutral, low-cost, four-season shelters even to locations where transportation infrastructure may have broken down. Folded Homes structures are based on origami architecture and manufactured from safe, recyclable materials. Properly maintained, they will last years. Yurt shelters offer an elegant, utilitarian solution to both emergency and personal use applications. They are easy to assemble without tools, ladders, scaffolding or power. Our single-walled LiteYurt is a superior, price-competitive alternative to the refugee tent that is so simple to assemble that the manual is textless. Thousands can be delivered within weeks. Our double-walled UtiYurts, TekYurts and variably-sized SegYurts are true four-season semi-permanent dwellings. Combine UtiYurts, TekYurts and SegYurts to create complex multi-room structures and compounds suitable for refugees, clinics, schools, aid mission teams, or your family or back-country business location. Customize the yurts with doors and windows from our shelter accessories kits. Pod shelters invoke 'buildings as art' to provide you with a signature structure when your event, trade-show booth, or personal shelter demands a truly beautiful space.”
Folded Homes LLC • 2824 NW Garryanna Drive • Corvallis, Oregon 97330 • Phone: (570) 240-7121
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LIGHT FEET YURTS This Yurt business located in California has a different approach using sometimes recycled materials to build good looking Yurts, take a look at their website - it is a little different than most Yurt sites.
“The Light Feet Mission is focused on using Eco friendly materials with the intent of leaving a lighter footprint on our environment. Using as many "Green" materials as possible each yurt is hand crafted with recycled vinyl canvas coverings and all lumber milled from Salvage Logs. The "Nomad" is designed to be the most cost effective, economical, inexpensive and easily portable yurt available. 16-foot yurts have been the most common size used by nomadic families in the region of Mongolia for many centuries. This size proves to be the most cost effective and easiest to manufacture and utilize as a mobile home.”
Light Feet Yurts • Box 1935 • Twain Harte, CA 95383 • Phone: (209) 586-1250 • Contact Form
LEADVILLE BACK COUNTRY YURTS This listing here is a little different in that Yurts are not being sold, but only used exclusively for this hiking-snowshoe/skiing trail project located in Leadville, Colorado. The Yurts are being used to accommodate hikers and skiers for their over-night stays along this pre-planned route located high up in the mountains.
“Welcome to the Emma and Marceline Yurts! Open Your Door and Explore . . . The yurts are located at 12,000 feet above Empire Reservoir in Leadville, Colorado, west of the Mosquito range. Our yurts offer unique lodging, spectacular views, intimate contact with the land, and endless recreational opportunities. To provide a more isolated experience, we have limited the number of yurts in the area to two: The Emma Yurt and the Marceline Yurt. Each yurt sleeps five comfortably and is equipped with one double bed and three single bunk beds, a wood stove, firewood and an ax, a propane cooking stove, a propane light, table and chairs, basic cooking utensils and dishes. This newest Colorado yurt system embodies style and comfort. Cozy-up, or use the yurts as a base camp to explore the thousands of acres of public lands that make up their backyard: Empire Gulch, Empire Reservoir, and Gold Basin are the pristine playground that awaits the adventurer in you. According to the season, you may choose to hike, mountain bike, ski, snowshoe, horseback ride, hunt, view and photograph wildlife, paint the autumn colors, or enjoy the lazy pleasures of gazing at the natural beauty of the area and visiting with friends.”
Leadville Backcountry • 521 E 12th St • Leadville, CO 80461 • Phone: (719) 486-0126 •
YURTCO This company is located in British Columbia Canada. They do have a very beautiful website with lots of pictures of their product. The photo section of their website shows some beautiful examples of yurts they build.
"YURTCO Yurts are available in sizes ranging from 8ft to 32ft in diameter, and every one is hand-crafted and uniquely designed just for you. Doors and windows (including glass windows) in styles and colors of your choice, are placed in locations to suit the landscape and your interior furnishings. The beautiful pole rafters are made from stained Lodge pole Pine. Fully insulated to withstand freezing cold temperatures, yurts are ideal for year-round living, including cottages, offices, galleries, studios, meditation centers, ski cabins, classrooms, retreats, gazebos and much more. YURTCO yurts are constructed of the finest quality materials available and are engineered to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. Quality built in Canada, designed to last . . . Your satisfaction is guaranteed!"
Yurtco Manufacturing Inc
• 15062-40th Avenue • Surrey, British Columbia • Canada V3S 0L2 •
firstname.lastname@example.org • Toll Free: (866) 498-7826 • Phone: (604) 576-1890
KAZAKH YURT This Yurt business based in Kazakhstan make probably the most authentic looking Yurt product i have ever seen and i have not actually seen any Yurts. They certainly make a beautiful product.
“We offer yurts for sale from Kazakhstan with a traditional interior. The size of this hand made yurt for sale is 5.5 meter (18ft). Height of a lateral wall - 175 cm (5ft 9in). Height in the center - about 4 meter (13ft). The yurt price includes all decorative elements: felting, yurt tent band . . . All which you see at the pictures. This yurt has been used by the Disney Company for production of a movie called "Three Moons Over Milford". A YURT is a transportable collapsible dwelling that came to us from ancient times. It consists of wooden framework, covered with felt. The framework ("kerege") forms walls of the dwelling made of latticed wooden poles: "uyuk" - long wooden poles serve as a cover for the upper spherical portion of the yurt: "shanrak" is the topmost open part of the yurt, serving as an outlet for the smoke raising from the hearth, for purposes of ventilation and scanty lighting of the yurt's interior. Depending on the air temperature the yurt is covered with two if not more layers of felt. The outermost layer is coated with flat for it to be impenetrable for rain or snow. The yurt's area ranges from 3 meter to 30-40 meter. Spherical form makes it an exceedingly heat-conserving dwelling. Right in the center of the yurt one finds a hearth with a cauldron ("kazan") suspended above. The main decoration of the yurt is carpets ("tekemets") made mostly of felt. The interior looks quite bright owing to a multitude of colorful carpet-strips and ribbons manufactured of wool (by fulling), of felt (by in-laying), of such other materials by weaving, embroidery, wicker-work, etc. Simplicity and feasibility of manufacture, easy and quick assembly, use of natural materials and high transportability turn a yurt into an ideal dwelling for a nomad. Even now you may encounter a yurt in the steppe. In case you are interested in buying a yurt, please contact us at email@example.com about this matter.”
Die-Wert S.a.r.l. • 16, rue du Pont • L-8087 Bertrange • Luxembourg • Phone: +352 621 391 477 • Skype: di-wert •
WILDWOOD CUMBRIA Wildwood Cumbria are manufacturers of Yurts, or Gers, traditional portable dwellings that provide numerous and varied uses for those who are looking for cost-efficient, permanent or temporary sheltered space. Not a lot of good pictures of their product, but complete buying information available.
“Our company background was in custom made joinery and furniture making, but diversified in 2001 when we began to replicate this ancient design, using modern materials and production techniques, for greater ease, speed, and safety of assembly and disassembly. Wildwood Cumbria began solely manufacturing Yurts and customized features for Yurts in 2002, when it became apparent that the structures could be used for such a wealth of purposes. The greater part of our business caters for clients who wish to purchase yurts for permanent use, however, we also supply our product to those who want to hire them for a one off event. Although fundamentally classed as a tent, yurts are far stronger and more efficient in their capacity to remain weatherproof all year round. Yurts are constructed using a lattice, circular framework and are therefore easy to put up, take down and store. As well as being available in a variety of different sizes, our yurts can be specifically adapted to suit a range of different personal or business needs. The unique shape of the yurt lends a feeling of tranquility, whether you need to house a wedding reception or you want to extend your capacity as a growing business. Whatever your need for a yurt might be, we are committed to blending our clients vision with our own specialist experience, to produce an environment that is beautiful, versatile and enduring.”
Wildwood (Cumbria) • Fieldhead Farm, Great Strickland,
Nr Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom CA10 3DU • Phone: 01931 712804 • Mobile: 077868 64516 • Fax: 01931 716840 •
THE YURT This website seems to have been up for a long time and contains a lot of useful information for those of you wishing to live in a Yurt full time, year round. Lots of good pictures of the Yurt foundation/platform building process.
“The Yurt. Think of it as a high tech Mongolian teepee. I live in a yurt on an organic farm in the Willamette Valley in Western Oregon. I have lived here since the Fall of 1995. The cabin I had been living in was crumbling and in imminent danger of sliding into the river. I didn't want to move away from the farm so I needed to provide myself with some temporary living space. After some research, I discovered yurts. I had no idea that the temporary living space would be so wonderful that I would make it permanent.”
THE YURT FACTORY
This slightly different type of Yurt framing material produces a very earthy feeling. Located in the UK, these Yurts are structures which are strong, economical and long-lasting and will withstand strong winds (no more foraging around looking for your accommodation after a storm!).
They can be used for many purposes including,permanent homes, meditation spaces, saunas, information points, story-telling and puppet shows, and even tea and cake stalls!
“We offer a unique opportunity to buy completely hand-crafted yurts made from 100% locally sourced, sustainable, and wherever possible, recycled materials. The green alternative for camping, festivals, concerts, etc. Our Yurts are made from ash or alder, depending on the size, and is locally sourced and sustainable. The trellis is 'sewn' together using hand knotted, recycled insulated copper wire, and finished with 2 coats of sikkens preservative. The coverings are made from cordura and canvas. Cordura is a surprisingly lightweight, waterproof material used by the military and many other organizations, and comes in a range of colors and patterns. The one on offer at the moment comes with khaki and olive drab coverings. We only include the outer covering in order to keep costs down which makes owning a yurt achievable on a budget. Our models are especially easy to erect and dismantle and come with free, detailed instructions. We can also provide you with a hands-on demonstration or provide an erection and delivery service.”
Contact Offshoots on Phone: 01282 450270 or
BUILD YOURSELF A PORTABLE HOME - A MONGOLIAN YURT
Another homemade Yurt system presented with complete "you build" instructions... new addition on Instructables.com.
“Yurt/Gher Construction 101. A guide to Building Yurts . . . Or more specifically, how I built mine! Based on Knowledge Gained from 'Doing it Myself', and reading about it on-line. I've now built three yurts, for myself and friends, and we go camping in Luxury in these a few times a year. If you like the outdoors, but you hate having to crawl around in pokey little tents then this one's for you! We sleep two of us in luxury in this tent, in a full queen-sized bed! Of course, sleeping on the floor, like a plastic tent, you could probably sleep 20 people, easily! We have dedicated hanging space for our clothes so they don't crumple or anything, and lockable boxes for our belongings (or a lock on the door works too!). When we invite other camping-inclined friends over for a party in our tent, we can comfortably fit 15-20 people in, sitting around on cushions and lounging on the bed and on the rugs on the floor . . . Now that's what I can a party tent! :-). If you like pictures, please be sure to have a look at step 9 - it's got over 50 assembly photos on that step alone!”
Instructables • 82 2nd ST • San Francisco, CA 94105 •
SINGING HORSE DESIGNS
This man is no longer making Yurts for retail sales, but leaves the website up as a public information service.
"Welcome to Singing Horse Designs, home of "The Ger". Makers of "The Portable Camping Yurt" for long or short term camping and Outdoor Activities.
After a 6 year run, I find that worldly considerations are making it impossible for me to continue operating Singing Horse Designs with the energy and focus it requires and deserves. As of March 1st, 2005 I am ceasing my retail operations.
Customers: Please be assured that Gers-in-process will be completed and shipped. I will continue to be a source of standard replacement parts for at least another year.
At some time in the future, I may be offering complete plans and instructions for Ger construction, based on what I have learned since building my first Ger in 1985 and the 40-plus I've made for others since then. I intend to maintain this webpage as an ongoing reference for those considering building their own Ger, or who are simply seeking more information on these wonderful structures . . . To those who have freely given their guidance and support, I give my sincere thanks." —TR King, Singing Horse Designs
Singing Horse Designs • PO Box 1915 • Kent, Ohio 44240 USA • Phone: (330) 678-0011
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