What is a yurt anyway?

Yurt Structure

For the wooden components of our Yurts, we have used Larch Wood. Larch is excellent for use in building due to it’s tough, waterproof and durable nature. In central Europe it is viewed as one of the best wood for building houses and as such is a highly coveted material.

Door – Mongolian larch wood, hand painted or carved in traditional nomadic style.

Walls or Khana – The trellis is essentially the walls of the yurt. Hand planed in the traditional way to follow the true grain of the wood and create a stronger trellis. Animal fibres are used to hold the trellis together.

Roof Poles – The poles form the roof of the yurt connecting the trellis to the crown, creating a beautiful circular pattern. Mongolian larch wood, hand painted or carved in traditional nomadic style.

Crown Wheel – This is the beautiful centre piece of the yurt, also made from strong Mongolian larch wood and hand painted or carved. We’ve adapted these crowns with a lip that overlaps the fabric layers for an extra waterproof seal.

Dragon Posts – In Mongolian culture, these posts form the sacred threshold of the yurt. They are not usually included in European made yurts. They add structural support as well as adding to the charm of the design.

Our Yurts are painted with European standard paint, not the toxic Chinese paint used on cheaper yurts. The wood used is carefully selected to the highest quality. Our yurt maker threw one of his crowns off a 2 story building a few times and still the crown did not break!



Fabric Layers

Cotton cover – This is the inner liner, in plain white cotton.

Felt – Made from 100% natural Mongolian yaks wool. This acts as insulation, giving the yurt a warm authentic feel. Felt comes in lot’s of different qualities and we only use the best.

Waterproof House Wrap Cover – Our yurts include an extra waterproof cover, a thin layer between the felt and the canvas. The same material that keeps timber framed building breathable and waterproof also keeps our yurt dry.

Canvas Cover – Made from a heavy duty poly/cotton canvas. We have added an acrylic skirt around the bottom to protect against wet muddy ground and aid run off. Available in plain white, white with traditional patterned trim or green.

Crown cover –A truly well thought out design makes these crown covers strong, waterproof whist still allowing plenty of light in. Fully adapted for a wet Cornish winter with clear PVC skylight and section for installing an optional wood burner.

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