History of yurts

Yurts/gers date back to the twelth century and were used by Ghenghis Khan to house his armies when they were transported around on oxen carts.  They are uniquely beautiful and  are easily transportable and can be erected in four hours or less.  They should be pitched with the door away from the prevailing winds as they are quite sound in bad weather but if the door is open and a sudden strong gust gets inside the yurt it could lift.  They are secured with handmade horsehair and lambswool ropes and have a 5cm thick lambswood liner.  They  make a unique yoga retreat, art studio, extra bedroom or even as a transportable restaurant.  

 

 

 

Our yurts are made in Mongolia by a small family company producing genuine good quality yurts who pride themselves on the quality of their workmanship and artisanship. Everything is handmade including the lattice which is all hand carved.   They comply with strict international standards and their materials are sourced ethically. On the coldest of winter days you will be cosy and warm by the small cast iron wood stove while looking out through the glass doors.  The dome is supported on two central columns and is beautifully ornate and you can lie in bed and looks up at the stars on a warm summers night.  There is a rectangular cap that sits on top of the dome in bad weather which is easily removed when needed.

About our yurts:

Yurt traditions:

 

When you enter a yurt there are certain traditions to be observed, which include not stepping on the threshold or leaning on the supports.  You must not point your feet to the hearth or sit with the soles of your feet facing another person or put rubbish or water on the fire.  You must not bring sharp objects close to the fire or sit with your back facing the altar. No whistling allowed either. You should not write with a red pen or step over any older people or point a knife at anyone. You should not sit with your feet out in front, kneeling or sitting cross legged is preferable.

 

 

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