The Yurt – a delightful 16ft diameter structure with a wood floor where you can lie in the double bed and look at the stars through the roof window. The Yurt also has a very attractive efficient wood burning stove, a 'bed in a bag' for the children and is also fully equipped with crockery, cutlery and bed linen.
There us also a double gas burner, table and chairs under cover for outdoor cooking.
What is a Yurt?
Traditional yurts consist of a circular wooden frame carrying a felt cover. The felt is made from the wool of the flocks of sheep that accompany the pastoralists. The timber to make the external structure is not to be found on the treeless steppes, and must be obtained by trade in the valleys below.
The frame consists of one or more lattice wall-sections, a door-frame, roof poles and a crown. Some styles of yurt have one or more columns to support the crown.
The (self-supporting) wood frame is covered with pieces of felt. Depending on availability, the felt is additionally covered with canvas and/or sun-covers. The frame is held together with one or more ropes or ribbons.
The structure is kept under compression by the weight of the covers, sometimes supplemented by a heavy weight hung from the center of the roof. They vary regionally, with straight or bent roof-poles, different sizes, and relative weight.
All units are available Full Week: Saturday – Saturday, or Short Week: Monday – Friday, Weekends Friday-Sunday.