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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)