Authentic Yurts
Handcrafted Mongolian Yurts & Furniture


Yurt on the Mongolian plains.

Mongolian family in their traditional clothes.

Yurt interior with traditional furniture.

Our Yurt on Salt Spring Island, BC

For Yurt Therapy on Salt Spring Island click here.

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What is a Yurt?

A yurt, or ger in Mongolia, is the traditional dwelling of Central Asian nomads. More than a tent, the yurt is the result of ancient tradition and has been developed over hundreds of years. Made to resist extreme climates, this circular domed abode is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Easily dismantled, the yurt is portable and self-supporting.

This ingenious structure requires neither nail nor ground fastening. The handmade “walls” consist wood lattice, fastened together in a circle with braided horse hair. In the centre of the yurt is a circular dome (called a toono), mounted on 2 wood posts (called bagaans). Rafter poles, (called huns), are mortised into the toono which creates the roof structure. In a "5 wall" yurt, there are 81 beautifully painted huns. The number of “walls” determines the size or diameter of the yurt. The yurt structure is covered by wool felt insulation and a water resistant cotton canvas. Depending on its size, 3 people can put it together in roughly 3 hours.

This traditional abode, still home to the semi nomadic people of Central Asia is resilient, adaptable and can be used for guest accommodation, meeting spaces, retreats or get-togethers.  It is an inexpensive, alternative space or temporary housing. Or simply a unique space to relax in with family and friends! Call us to discuss the possibilities. 

Our Authentic Yurts are made in Mongolia the way they have always been made.

Authentic Yurts is the representative in
BC, Canada for Groovy Yurts.