Yurts are portable dwellings that orginated over 2500 years ago in Mongolia. Used by nomadic people they are windowless circular shaped structures with lattice walls and wood roof beams. Erected on the ground the floors typically covered with oriental style rugs. Exterior cover is made of Yak felt. Modern day yurts typically have vinyl windows, a skylight and are made of vinyl or fabric. They have recently become popular in Western countries as permanent full time houses, weekend-vacation getaways and camping cabins. Modern day yurts are also typically built on decks and may have utilities (water, electric). Yurts Sustainable Architecture Building Types Construction and Maintenance Business.
A traditional yurt (from the Turkic languages) or ger (Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. (wikipedia)
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- Northeast White Mountain Yurts www
Northeast US source for hand-built fabric yurts. Mountain Yurts. Located in Wakefield, New Hampshire. White Mountain Yurts.
- A Original Mongolian Yurts www
A yurt producer located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian Yurts, Mongolia, supplying yurts to the Mongolian domestic market, and for export. Includes how to assemble a yurt and photos. Original Mongolian Yurts.
- Wales, Handmade Hardwood Yurts www
Wales, Hardwood Yurts, UK based company that builds Yurts and Alachighs. Handmade Hardwood Yurts.
- A Oregon Yurtworks www
A new revolution in Pre-Fab homes, Yurtworks, stemming from a concept thousands of years old. Located in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon Yurtworks.
- Manufacturer Albion Canvas Co. www
Manufacturer of craftsman built yurts, Canvas Co., tipis and other nomadic structures, including stage covers. Albion Canvas Co..
- Source Pacific Yurts www
Source of recreational living structures. Yurts. Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and established in 1978, the original manufacturer of the modern lattice wall yurt. Pacific Yurts.
- Importers Authentic Mongolian Yurt Co. www
Importers and sellers of Mongolian yurts up to 23 feet. Mongolian Yurt Co.. Photo gallery, specifications and weblog. Authentic Mongolian Yurt Co..
- Makers Red Sky Shelters www
Makers of the Yome which combines features of yurts and geodesic domes. Sky Shelters. Available custom-built or as a do-it-yourself kit. Red Sky Shelters.
- Sells Rainier Yurts www
Sells yurts from 16' to 30' using recycled, Yurts, renewable and natural materials. Located in Seattle, Washington. Rainier Yurts.
- Makers Roundhouse Yurts www
Makers of hand crafted sustainable custom designed yurts in the United Kingdom. Roundhouse Yurts.
- Yurts Highland Yurts www
Yurts handmade using environmentally low impact methods in Scotland. Yurts. Specialising in authentic central Asian designs. Highland Yurts.
- Manufactures Woodland Yurts www
Manufactures yurts from 6' to 21'. Yurts. Portable dwelling suitable for camping or using as a marquee. Located in Somerset, England. Woodland Yurts.
- Modern SolongosCamp Co.,Ltd. www
Modern fabric yurts made in Kyunggi-Do, Co.,Ltd., Korea SolongosCamp Co.,Ltd..
- Maker Nomad Shelter Inc. www
Maker of yurts based in Alaska. Shelter Inc.. Also has yurts available for rent. Nomad Shelter Inc..
- Provides Yurts of Hawaii www
Provides yurts and assembly services, Hawaii, guidance through permitting processes,contacts with local builders and on-site consultations. Based in Hilo, Hawaii Yurts of Hawaii.
- Experience Lars' Yurt Page www
Experience of constructing a yurt in Western Oregon. Yurt Page. Includes many photos of the deck building and yurt erection process. Lars' Yurt Page.
- Mongolian Ulaantaij Mongolian Yurts www
Mongolian Yurts for export worldwide. Mongolian Yurts. Sales agents in UK, France, Portugal & Spain Ulaantaij Mongolian Yurts.
- Builds Little Foot Yurts www
Builds yurts using the traditional Mongolian and Kazakh yurt designs. Foot Yurts. Located in Nova Scotia. Little Foot Yurts.
- Yurt Workshop Under the Hill Yurts www
Yurt design, Under the Hill Yurts, construction and sales in the Czech Republic. Workshop Under the Hill Yurts.
- Builds Exotic Shelters by Barak www
Builds and sells 14' and 21' Yurts (or Gers), Shelters by Barak, and many other items of Medieval Interest. Located in Gray, Tennessee. Exotic Shelters by Barak.
- Makers GoYurt www
Makers of modern canvas yurts that are designed to be portable. GoYurt. Located in Portland, Oregon. GoYurt.
- This Mujaan www
This 25 minute film shows how Mongolian nomads make their yurts (which they call "girs") by hand. Mujaan.
- Source World Tents Yurts www
Source of natural man-made tents yurts based in United Kingdom. World Tents Yurts.
- Makers Colorado Yurt Company www
Makers of yurts, Yurt Company, earthworks tipis and outfitter wall tents. Located in Montrose, Colorado. Colorado Yurt Company.
- Licensed Vital Designs www
Licensed companies worldwide which manufacture round houses. Designs. Located in Talmage, California. Vital Designs.
- An The Construction of a Yurt www
An article about constructing a yurt on your own that includes making the lattice walls, Construction of a Yurt, roof beams and fabric exterior cover. The Construction of a Yurt.
- Providers Tara Yurts www
Providers of steam bent ash framed yurts, Yurts, based on Kyrgystani design and a contemporary UK coppiced willow yurt. Located in Herefordshire, England. Tara Yurts.
- Provides Traders of Tamerlane www
Provides authentic Mongolian style yurts and accessories. Traders of Tamerlane.
- Handmade, Buffalo Mountain Yurt Works www
Handmade, Mountain Yurt Works, custom built yurts to specification. Pictures and set-up demonstration. Buffalo Mountain Yurt Works.
- Manufactures Yurtco Manufacturing Inc. www
Manufactures 12' to 28' yurts and kits for a variety of usages. Manufacturing Inc.. Also offers dealership opportunities. Located in British Columbia, Canada. Yurtco Manufacturing Inc..
- Maker Bruton Yurts Company www
Maker of yurts based on the Mongolian gers (nomadic tents). Bruton Yurts Company.
- Traditional Green Habitat Solutions Yurts www
Traditional Mongolian yurts sold in Australia. Green Habitat Solutions Yurts.
- Modern The Nomad Yurt www
Modern take on the traditional yurt. The Nomad Yurt.
- Description The Yurt www
Description and history of yurt making and usage in Kyrgyzstan from the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo. The Yurt.
- Manufacturer Wildwood Yurts www
Manufacturer of yurts based in Cumbria. Yurts. Sells and rents yurts. Wildwood Yurts.
- Manufacturer Blue Ridge Yurts www
Manufacturer of yurts based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Ridge Yurts, Virginia. Blue Ridge Yurts.
- Yurt Blue Mountain Yurts www
Yurt manufacturer serving Australia, Mountain Yurts, New Zealand and South East Asia. Blue Mountain Yurts.
- Suppliers Mongolian Yurts Direct www
Suppliers of Mongolian yurts to the UK & worldwide with many sizes, Yurts Direct, colours & designs. Mongolian Yurts Direct.
- Publishers Shelter Publications www
Publishers of books on fitness, Publications, building, and architecture, including "Mongolian Cloud Houses: How to Make a Yurt and Live Comfortably". Shelter Publications.
- Wide Goulburn Yurtworks www
Wide range of homes, Yurtworks, studios, weekenders, etc as kits or erected for you. A Yurtfarm also sets the scene for camps teaching children farm and bush skills. Located in New South Wales, Australia. Goulburn Yurtworks.
- A FantAsia: Yurt-Kyrgyz National Dwelling www
A description of a Kyrgyz yurt, Yurt-Kyrgyz National Dwelling, its elements, and the meaning and symbolism involved. FantAsia: Yurt-Kyrgyz National Dwelling.
- Handmade The Yurt Works www
Handmade yurts and garden arbors from coppiced timber. Yurt Works. Yurt rentals and holidays in Cornwall also available. The Yurt Works.
- Builders Nooitmeerhaast www
Builders and rentals of original felted Mongolian yurts, Nooitmeerhaast, but made in Europe. Nooitmeerhaast.
- Information YurtInfo www
Information resource about yurts and yurt related structures. YurtInfo. Includes history, yurt building and buying information, photos and forums. YurtInfo.
- Makers The Yurt Workshop www
Makers of hand built yurts, Yurt Workshop, tipis and other nomadic tents. Also offering Yurt holidays in the mountains of Spain. Workshops in Spain and the UK. The Yurt Workshop.
- Manufacturer Spirit Mountain Yurts www
Manufacturer of yurts based in Santa Fe, Mountain Yurts, New Mexico. Spirit Mountain Yurts.
- Green Green Building Encyclopedia www
Green building design guide with resources on the LEED exam, Building Encyclopedia, indoor air quality, water conservation, environmental construction products, straw bale, and energy-star appliances. For homebuilders, architects, engineers, real estate developers. Green Building Encyclopedia.
- Sustainable Elements www
Sustainable Design consulting division of BNIM Architects in Kansas City, Elements, MO. Good reading list of books that inspire change. Elements.
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