What Makes Groovy Yurts Special?
It’s absolutely fantastic…thank you so much for all your help, advice and fun, Groovy Yurts! You are stars! 🙂
I LOVE LIVING IN MY YURT! It’s a great size, it’s beautiful, and sturdy. It is so serene and rejuvenating.
GROOVYYURTS was total pleasure to work with–prompt, responsible and sensitive to the needs of the Water Protectors.
Who We Are
In 2003, Yves Ballenegger, a philanthropist at heart and a true lover of trucking, began the evolution of Groovy Yurts by taking his passions of people and trucking on the road. It was in that year that he delivered his first load of school supplies to Mongolia for Globetrucker, a completely volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to deliveries of this nature.
Once his truck was empty, he then needed to find a return load and purchased a few Mongolian yurts which he took back to his home country, Switzerland. They sold fast and helped to finance the next school supply run to Mongolia. As the yurt sales increased the businesses were separated, but still today, Groovy Yurts continues to support the efforts of Globetrucker.
Yves and the Groovy Yurt team, believe strongly in sustainable living and make every effort to source our materials and labour from the Mongolian country side. Initiatives by Groovy Yurts support local Mongolian felt production and a tree nursery designed to plant 25 trees for every yurt sold. The trees are grown locally before finally taking them out to the countryside and replanting them to maturity. The Groovy Yurt story is a fascinating one and continues today with our new central office open for groovy business in the beautiful town of Alexandria, Ontario.
This page is a true dedication to all the wonderful people who make up every Groovy Yurt day and bring the culture of what really matters to life.