WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU BUY A YURT FROM US
Door x 1
No laminates or small pieces of finger jointed wood. Our doors are made from only solid pieces of timber that have been kiln dried. All components are correctly jointed and glued together with our waterproof polyurethane glues. Two small windows on either side of door is our original design. Windows are glazed with Lexan, an almost indestructible polycarbonate..
Crown Wheel x 1
The crown wheel is the single most iconic piece of the yurt. The main ring is made from three separate layers of solid wood that are glued AND pegged together. The uppermost of these three layers is shaped to form a 5cm wide lip that runs around the circumference of the yurt and which allows all of the various fabric layers to sit snuggly underneath. The "spokes" of the wheel are again made from solid wood and follow the traditional pattern of assembly, thus ensuring a strong and long lasting crown wheel.
Crown Supports x 2
Unique feature of a Mongolian Yurt. Only Authentic Mongolian yurts use crown supports. They perform multiple essential functions. The most important of which is to provide stability in bad weather. Wooden frame of other yurt styles can flex and move quite alarmingly in bad weather, these prevent that. Made from solid wood and constructed to a traditional pattern.
Wall Trellis x 4 - 6
Solid wood, Connected the traditional way with rawhide. A tough natural material. Each wall section is gently steam bent to ensure it forms the correct curved shape when opened. Wall Trellis comes pre-treated with a natural oil based wood preservative. Other wooden components come in a choice of bare wood for you to paint yourself, or painted by us using top quality paints sourced in the UK.
Roof poles x 56 - 78
Hand shaped from solid wood. A round profile that changes to a square profile about half way up the length of the roof pole. The square profile then tapers to a narrow point square point that fits into the corresponding shape hole in the crown wheel. Opposite end of rook pole is finished off with traditional small horsehair rope to help hold in place on the wall trellis.
This is the first fabric layer to go on the yurt. It's a thin one piece cover made from cotton in off white. It serves two functions.
1. It acts like a bedsheet, keeping dirt, soot and other contaminants away from the more expensive felt layer beneath.
2. Provides a bright, neutral backdrop to showcase the beautiful wooden frame.
Felt is the hi-tech super fabric of the ancient world. It has incredible sound absorbing qualities. It's made from a sustainable material. It is naturally fire resistant and hypoallergenic. When installed it adds strength to the structure. Covering both the roof and walls, our felt is made from 15mm thick, 100% organic sheep's wool. Washed and felted in a modern ISO 9001 factory in Mongolia, this is the best felt we are able to source. Not only will it keep yurt cosy warm in winter, but it helps keep the sun out of the yurt in summer and thus cooler for more of the day..
Rain Cover - Roof
Made from 610gsm PVC polyester. RF seam welded in order to make a truly 100% waterproof cover that will last the life of the yurt. The roof of the yurt takes the brunt of the weather and this offers the best long term protection, especially if installed in areas such as Wales or Scotland.
Rain Cover - Wall
195gsm modern breather membrane made from high density polyethylene. This material is lightweight, breathable and highly water resistant. Unlike canvas it will never need re-proofing.
400gsm polycotton canvas in white or green canvas. This is a decorative layer that holds all the other layers on the yurt. Canvas helps give the yurt a natural clean look. Sewn using a bonded nylon sewing thread. Secured onto yurt with three 50mm wide polyester webbing straps that are extremely durable.
Six pointed star shape. Made from two layers of canvas and sewn with a bonded nylon thread. Incorporates a clear PVC centre that allows light into the yurt but keeps rain out. Perfect for stargazing.
56 page manual on how to pitch and care for your yurt. 19 page manual on how to build a wooden base for your yurt. Ropes, webbing and horsehair straps to help you pitch your yurt. Traditional style door handles.
We make yurts. Really good ones. Moreover we've been doing it for 18 years in our own workshop in Mongolia. Because we make yurts we are able to control the whole production process. This means we pay attention to the details and do not have to compromise. We have retained traditional yurt proportions, as that is what works best, and as many of the traditional materials as possible, only where necessary have we updated critical areas with their more modern equivalents. Below is a detailed list of what everyone receives when they buy a yurt from us.