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The Wooden Frame

Fabric Layers

What is an authentic Mongolian yurt, or as it is known in Mongolia, a Ger. This "tent" has a proud history stretching back over 1,000 years.  Mongolia is a country where a large proportion of the population still lives in this traditional dwelling. This has resulted in a style of yurt that is both beautiful and extremally practical.  A Mongolian yurt incorporates unique features that at first glance may seem redundant to the modern eye, but can be appreciated after daily use. Below we outline the basic components that make up an Authentic Mongolian Yurts 

Mongolian yurt with explanation of  wooden frame

Layer 1. Yurt Liner 

Thin cotton liner for roof & walls

Layer 2. Insulation 

15mm thick 100% wool felt insulation for roof & walls

Layer 3. Rain Cover Roof Waterproof  cover for roof of yurt

Layer 3. Rain Cover Wall Waterproof cover for wall of yurt. 

Layer 4. Outer cover 

Decorative outer layer that holds all other layers on the yurt

Layer 4. Rain Cap - Cover that goes over the wheel in centre of the yurt.  

  1. Door Solid wooden frame with windows & lockable door.

  2. Trellis Collapsible walls. Number of trellis sections dictates size of your yurt

  3. Roof Poles  54 - 78 individually hand shaped roof poles per yurt

  4. Crown Supports Unique feature of Mongolian Yurt, provides stability in bad weather. 

  5. Crown Wheel Distinctive feature of yurt. robustly made and heavy. 

Mongolian yurt with outer cover and rain cap installed


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