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What is a Yurt?!

What is a Yurt?

I get asked all the time "What is a Yurt, and why would you want one?" Honestly it is one of those things where my answer is "You need to come check out one of our Yurts and see for yourself." In case you didn't catch us at one of Michigan's Folk Music Festivals this year or can't make it out to our shop in Grass Lake to check one out here is a little run down of what we are working on.

The official definition of a yurt by Webster is as follow:

Definition of yurt

":a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also :a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design"

A Yurt is a traditional structure of the Nomadic Mongolians stretching back thousands of years in use. The traditional covering would be different animal skins dried and stretched around a lattice work of branches to create a round home effect that was lightweight, portable and efficient. Once you walk into your first Yurt you will recognize the innate genius of the structure and why it has been handed down generation after generation as a beautiful home.

What is a Yurt? It certainly is NOT a tent!

Today we have update the materials and the design with our own artistic and engineering inputs to accommodate its modern use which is mainly as a stationary structure, and one that can withstand all different climates and conditions. If you are looking for a great read about the history and culture that brought us the sacred Yurt and want a good read about What is a Yurt check out these articles.

http://www.kochevnik.ca/20-interesting-facts-about-yurt-the-cradle-of-nomads-life.html

http://www.candaceroserardon.com/2014/04/history-of-yurts/

All this is well an good, but as soon as you step foot into one of our naturally made ancient designed beautiful round home Yurt you will truly appreciate the effect and lore of living in the round!

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