10 Yurts You Will Want To Live In

10 Yurts You Will Want To Live In

10 Yurts You Will Want To Live In

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A traditional yurt (from the Turkics) 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.

The structure comprises an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam-bent.

The roof structure is often self-supporting, but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown.

The top of the wall of self-supporting yurts is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs.

Modern yurts may be permanently built on a wooden platform; they may use modern materials such as steam-bent wooden framing or metal framing, canvas or tarpaulin, Plexiglas dome, wire rope, or radiant insulation.

A yurt is designed to be dismantled and the parts carried compactly on camels or yaks to be rebuilt on another site.

Complete construction takes around 2 hours. Enthusiasts in other countries have taken the visual idea of the yurt—a round, semi-permanent tent—and have adapted them.

Although those structures may be copied to some extent from the originals found in Central Asia, they often have some different features in their design that adapt them to different climate and use.

Check out these 10 amazing yurts that you would quite possibly want to live in after you see them.

1, Yurts are fantastic at staying warm in the colder months! This Yurt is big enough to house a big family with ease.

snow-yurt

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2, If you have a passion for excellence, you’ll love the Eagle Yurts. They are medium sized which can house a small family.

Yurt_with_breezeway

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3,  This Yurt named “The Sparrow” because it’s small, but strong. Available in 12′ and 14′ diameters.

Sparrow Yurt

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4, A Mongolian yurt is primarily insulated with wool blankets. They are cheap and very easy to dismantle and move elsewhere.

wool-yurt

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5, A Yurt by a lake is probably one of the prettiest things you can picture when thinking about living off grid!

yurt-on-the-lake

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6, There’s something lovely about the gas lamps, woodburning stove to keep your group warm on the rug-strewn wooden floor

yurt-hotel

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7, Inside a Yurt is just as pretty, if not more pretty than the outside. The wood and the fabric really make this welcoming and homely!

inside-a-yurt

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8, The typical single-room construction of a yurt means that modern conveniences, such as a bathroom or a garage addition, often are secondary structures incorporated into the overall design. This Alaskan home features a yurt perched atop a two-story garage and workshop.

yurt-house

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9, Elevated platform yurt with popular ‘Desert’ color theme

tree-top-yurt

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10, Glass top Yurt with a view! It’s not for rent, sadly–at least that I’m aware of–but check out this glass and stone yurt built by Micky Muennig in Big Sur in 1976.

glass-top-yurt

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