first yurt was purchased from a company called Ulantajji
in Mongolia. They have distributors in the UK, see
Yurts Direct link below.
have lived in our yurt for three years now, and
it provides us with a warm toasty home in the rainy
winter months. It is almost like living outdoors.
We can hear all the noises of animals, wind and
put the yurt up in December of 2007. We gathered
together a small group of friends to help us the
first time we put the yurt up. With knowledge, a
yurt is relatively simple to erect, and can be done
with two people.
yurt is on an insulated wooden base, which is supported
by concrete blocks. The yurt pictured is a number
5 yurt, meaning it has 5 khanas. The khanas are
the lattice pieces which are opened out to stand
up, and then roped together. The khanas stand at
1.5m high. The khanas are then strapped together
to hold them in place.
the khanas are up, the door is placed, followed
by the bhaganas - the central supports for the crown
-the central ring at the top. Once the bhaganas
are in place, the crown is placed on top. The poles
are then fitted into place all the way around the
crown ring. Our number 5 yurt has 70 poles.
the yurt 'skeleton' is up, the coverings are placed
cotton inner lining is the first layer to go on.
by a layer of felt for insulation.
a canvas covering.
finally the outer cover.
links we like.
Construction - detailed instructions
Retreat - another local yurt retreat
Yurt - our yoga holiday site
the Yurt - we like this site
- Tentworks are makers of traditional structures
including Tipis, Mongolian Yurts, Bell Tents, Bedouin
Tents and all types of historic tents, based in