Choosing a yurt
Our yurt sizes
In Mongolia yurts are sized depending on the number of wall sections and as they are hand made sizes vary a little.so sizes quoted are approximate.
For most people buying a yurt is a huge financial commitment. Before choosing a yurt you might want to consider...
What's it for?
Personal use, renting out, school use, exhibition space, teenge den? We have sold yurts for all these purposes and more. We can offer site location assessments/consultancy service visits by arrangement - please contact us for details.
Are yurts the right choice for you?
There are many forms of what has become known as glamping. Tipis, yurts, domes, bell tents, ecopods etc and each has advantages and disadvantages. We will happily talk through all the options with you and advise the best solution for you. It is our aim that you end up with the most appropriate solution for your circumstances, even if this is not yurts.
What is your location like?
Our felt lined yurts offer superb insulation - keeping heat and sound in but equally keeping the heat of the sun out but they do, need good clear free-flowing air circulation, so if your site is in dense woodland, this is unlikely to be suitable. Our yurts are substantial structures so if your requirement is for a travelling tent, then a tipi or bell tent may well be more appropriate. Domes and ecopods come somewhere between these two extremes, but are significantly more expensive.
Summer use or all year round?
If you are to keep a yurt up all year, even in the most advantageous site, you have to be prepared to regularly heat and ventilate it, particularly in damp conditions. There is always moisture in the air, and because the yurts are so well insulated,, heating and ventilation are the only solution. This makes a yurt ideal as a home, as it is in constant use. So, if you want a structure to remain up all year, but cannot commit to heating and ventilating on a regular basis, then an alternative option may be better.
Rain out / light in
The crown in our authentic yurts is huge - around 5' diameter, so lots of natural light. We have always been at the forefront of raincap design. As a former sailmaker canvas design is in my blood. We have developed our raincap design over the years so that we now have a fully waterproof and completely clear covering over the whole crown.