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Guest Yurt Blog: First Remove the Ropes

Groovy Yurts customer Mary Lynn of the North of 54 blog shares her experiences buying, maintaining and updating her yurt (ger) from Groovy Yurts. We invite you to read on.


Eight years ago, give a take a few months, we purchased our yurt. Over time we replaced the horse hair ropes on the exterior, and at another time the top cover (urgh). We also attempted to remove the goo that had built up on the exterior by the proximity of the Aspen forest and its seasonal distribution of seeds by using a pressure washer. It helped, but slowly the exterior canvas began to show its age and some wear where the ropes attached to the top cover (urgh) had rubbed. We had no leakage, but this year we decided to give our yurt a facelift and take advantage of Groovy Yurts’ 30% discount on the exterior canvas (brezent) for those who had already purchased a yurt.

Last time, to our amazement, Mr. Groovy Yurts (Yves Ballenegger) brought his huge truck down our driveway which is 1/4 mile long and resembles a 2 track overgrown logging trail into the bush. This time (new and bigger truck) we met him and his helper Pedro (spelling?) at the end of the driveway in our pickup. We were pleased to see Yves and even more pleased to here him say, “Would you like us to help you put it up?”

So, first they (Richard helped, I chronicled) removed the ropes and the decorative skirt (hayavtch).

yurt being assembled

Then the outer layer came down. At this point a discussion was needed regarding the added layer of house wrap that goes under the canvas in wetter climates. Our climate is definitely proving to be wet, and wetter, and wetter. Although it was in pretty good shape and could have been repaired with tape, it was sure a handy time to replace it, which we decided to do.

Then Yves said, “Does it bother you that the door leans outward a little bit?”

“Well, it bothers me a bit, and my son has noticed it too,” I said.

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It turns out you can fix that. I was amazed to watch them remove a few of the roof rafters (huns) by the door and simply push the wall up straight. Then Yves cut a couple inches off those rafters so they wouldn’t keep pushing that wall out and put them back! Magic, a perfectly vertical door!

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Some of the felt had sagged a bit so it was pulled up and also tucked into the door, then the new house wrap went on.

yurt being assembled

And then on went the new exterior canvas and the new horse hair ropes. All completed in less than 2 hours. We are ever so grateful to Yves, Pedro and Groovy Yurts for doing this work for us. Had we done this project it would not have been done as well and would have been fairly stressful for us, since both of us are on the second half of our 70’s.

yurt being assembled

One last project I did was to wash the decorative skirt (hayavtch) in my washer, then scrub it with bleach and detergent to brighten it up – mostly grass stains from mowing. It looks much better but maybe next year we’ll get a new one.

groovy yurts happy customers

We use our yurt for a guesthouse, winter and summer, a music room, a party room and a place to chill. I highly recommend yurts for this and even for living in. They are not only beautiful, but the history behind the Groovy Yurts’ company, the people in Mongolia that they employ, the philosophy and respect for Mother Earth that almost oozes from its pores… Well you can’t help but feel the energy.

yurt under christmas decorations in a city square

Rise of the City Yurt

Traditionally, yurts were mostly found in the vast grasslands of Mongolia.

More recently, they have gained popularity in remote places throughout other countries, such as the United States or Canada.

What may surprise some, is that they have also landed in cities.

Yurts in Mongolia

yurt enclave in ulaanbaatar mongolia

Ger district in Ulaanbaatar (photo Miroslav Hodecek)

In Mongolia, there’s been a few waves of rural exodus, due to multiple factors.

Two of the main factors are extreme winters, called zuud, and a deterioration of schools after the return to a market economy.

Nomads are then pushed towards the cities, often with what little they have left, which is sometimes just a yurt and some furniture and gather in the ger districts. Those quarters are made almost entirely of yurts.

Because they do not have the cattle to produce new layers of felts or the dung to feed their stoves, they use huge amounts of coal in nonefficient stoves. Harsh winters require significant heating within the yurts, therefore causing the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to become one of the worst urban polluters on the planet.

Yurts in Europe & North America

yurt at aga khan foundation toronto

It has now become a tradition every year to see a few yurts at the Aga Khan Foundation for the Nuit Blanches festival (Toronto)

In Europe or North America, the rare yurts that pop up in cities are usually temporary.

This generally includes event yurt rentals, as city by-law regulations often prohibit or limit more permanent installations.

Some seasonal installs have been authorised, such as patio yurts in restaurants during the winter. Some purchase the structures for more personal uses and choose to keep a low profile, like the young gentlemen living in an 8’ yurt in his Toronto backyard.

Others have gotten quite creative and have managed to keep their backyard offices, pool covers or yoga studios for years, while others have had to move their temporary dwelling at the cry of their neighbours.

We are continuously amazed at the many uses that people come up with for their tiny dwellings.

We’ve included some photo evidence in this article.

Happy yurting!


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Yurt rental for Winterlude (downtown Ottawa)

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A yurt installed over a swimming pool in winter for extra space (Montreal)

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A winter restaurant on a roof top (Montreal)

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A roof top yurt (Chinatown, New York)

winter yurt in city of toronto

yurt interior full of yoga students

Why Yurts & Yoga Belong Together

Why do people buy a yurt for practicing yoga?

Is it because of the energy, symbolism, and round shape?

Or, perhaps, because of the ‘womb protection’ feeling?

Maybe because it is a way to create a separate, quiet space in the backyard, that can be transformed into extra space for kids or guests?

Or is it simply just that yoga in a yurt is easy to implement?

Yurts & Yoga: A Supreme Combination

yurt interior for yoga

We’ve definitely heard all those reasons and we’re certain there are many more draws that we haven’t heard.

Generally, those wishing to practice yoga in a yurt opt for a standard diameter yurt, which is 4 to 6 walls (16 to 22-foot diameter).

For reference, the author of these blogs, Yves, is 6’5’’ (195cm) and has no problem practicing in a 5-wall or even a 4-wall yurt.  The smaller yurts are quite low along the walls, so one might find themselves having to stand closer to the centre where it’s higher.

yurt interior for yoga

If a customer wishes to create a yoga studio in a yurt, they might be happiest with a Super Ger, as it has  raised walls and a steeper roof pitch. This is a 26’ or 30’ (8 or 9 metre) yurt.

We’ve had up to 20 people practicing yoga in a 26’ yurt and many more would fit for a meditation.


yurt interior for yoga

yurt interior set up for party

The Sky Is the Limit with Our Rental Yurts

GroovyYurts not only sells authentic Mongolian yurts, we also rent them out.

A few options are offered…

Yurt Rentals for a Variety of Events, Functions & Purposes 

yurt rental for outdoor eventWhether it be for a wedding, corporate event, movie set, artist lodge, music festival, party, extra sleeping space, trade show, cigar lounge, Christmas market…the list could go on forever… a Mongolian yurt can be the answer to your most creative dreams.

A yurt’s acoustics, round shape, and natural materials give it a unique feeling of being immediately transported elsewhere.

Yurts Are Easy & Carry a Small Footprint

yurt village

An authentic yurt does not require anchoring and will leave no footprint once taken down.

Therefore, yurt installation is simple… you can install a yurt on your front lawn or inside a trade show.

Additionally, we provide the option of a rental yurt platform if you’re expecting heavy rains or wish to install on a snowy or muddy terrain.

We generally carry yurts from a 12’ to 30’ diameter for rental and can cater everything from your single romantic yurt event to an entire yurt village (and everything in between).

A memorable yurt rental occasion was held recently, with upwards of 80 people standing in a 22’ yurt with a wood stove going and a small bar. People were cozy without the feeling of being overcrowded. We also reflect fondly on installing 12 luxury yurts for a one-night event in Bolivia.

The Sky Truly Is the limit!

music event in rented yurtWhen considering a rental as an option, budget will likely be a decisive factor, as a yurt is both heavier and requires more set-up than a simple tent or marquee; but the result is always stunning.

In most cases, the rental yurts will come directly out of our stock in Alexandria, Ontario. So, distance can also influence pricing.

Other options for rentals include Mongolian furniture, bean bags, lighting, stoves, and different types of platforms.

Additionally, local authorities might ask for a second yurt door or fire-retardant treatments, which we can provide.

We almost always have yurts in stock, but it is best to book in advance as renting yurts is becoming more and more popular, particularly around the Christmas season.

Yurt Experiences

yurt rental in ottawaMany of our customers rent their yurts out on Airbnb or own entire yurt camps.

Check some of them out on our Yurt experience page.

We can also warmly recommend our own (tut-tut!) yurt at the Groovy farm, where you can also see various yurt options and meet one of us for more information on the unique dwellings. Check out our Airbnb at:

Long-Term Yurt Rentals

Long-term yurt rentals are also a nice option, albeit one that can be quite pricey.

Because of this, we also offer our ‘seasonal rentals’ that you can rent for 4-6 months at 40% or 50% off the listed price (*full price will apply on delivery, set-up assistance and a couple other items). Upon rental expiry, you can send the yurt back OR purchase it for the balance (*some conditions may apply depending on location and usage type).

Contact us today and tell us about your dream project!

We’re at yurt service!

assembly process of a yurt

10 Tips for Spring Yurt Care

Spring alert! The warm weather is here, and everyone is coming out of yurt hibernation!

Now is the time to freshen things up a bit. Let’s get going with 10 helpful tips for springtime yurt care.

Resetting Your Yurt or Ger

Mongolian gers are usually reset 3-4 times per year by nomads in the steppes.

The ger likes it. It is the perfect occasion to thoroughly ventilate the layers, fix any holes in the covers, and/or straighten the entire structure.

Some Mongolians say their gers last 100 years.

This may be true, but more than likely there are not many parts left from the original yurt structure a century prior.

It is normal to change parts over time, and it is easy – especially if you do not have a 12-wall, 40’, mezzanine with plumbing Super Yurt. This will cost WAY less than changing the roof on your house.

Spring Overhaul to Refresh your Ger & Keep It in Great Usable Shape

yurt componentsHere are some pointers for your spring overhaul:

  • If taking the yurt completely down is not the best option for you, you can just remove the covers and felts. In the case that it has moved or twisted in the winds, take this opportunity to re-center the structure if necessary.
  • The cotton-based canvas will not last forever, but it is a cheap, comfortable, and healthy option compared to a vinyl cover. We generally do not have to change canvases until after 3 years, and still, it is not uncommon to see others that last 10 years, such as in the Yukon. Groovy Yurts come with 10 years ‘at cost’ warranty on our canvases (30% off the listed price).
  • If your canvas has become dirty or green, it can be cleaned by being brushed or power washed. Yurt canvas can also be re-treated with a water repellent, but the cost (and effects) of such products may surpass that of a replacement canvas after a few years…
  • Did your felts slide over time? You can just add ropes to hold them in place or by using the red (or Peter’s white!) house tape as shown in this picture.
  • interior of mongolian yurtCheck the inner liner for any water stains. If stains are located, try to identify where the water infiltrated, generally by fixing the house wrap. Some house wraps, specifically the Novawrap, become worn as the wind causes the canvas to rub, thus causing them to lose their protective coat in places. Keeping your yurt dry from water coming in is very important.
  • The toono, doors, windows, and the base of the yurt are other places where water can infiltrate. Seal the top and sides of your doors and windows, and check caulking. Replace if necessary.
  • people assembling mongolian ger or yurtOnce you have fixed any potential leaks, you can remove stains on the inner liner by spraying a vinegar and water solution, Borax and water solution, or putting it in a washing machine
  • If you are interested in adding a window to your ger, now might be a good time!
  • It is important to check your toono for cracks and possibly reinforce it with a couple screws if you see two layers starting to separate.
  • Adding a good layer of varnish on all exterior wood pieces is highly recommended.
  • Make sure your ropes are strong and tightened properly. Since the horsehair ropes do age quicker, you have a few options for upkeep. You can switch these out with straps, braid your own, or get new ones from your yurt supplier! We keep selling them with our yurts, as they provide a valuable income to the Mongolian herders.

Groovy Yurt customers have access to set-up videos and the infamous “How to Care for My Yurt” PDF.

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We’re Here to Help with Your Yurt / Ger Questions & Concerns

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions!

We like to believe the yurt has a spirit.

Your yurt will be thankful that you have taken care of its body and you will learn more about how the incredible dwelling works and reacts to you and its environment.

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Yurt or Ger? That Is the Question!



Which one is the right pronunciation?

The answer depends on a number of things, such as where you are and where you’re referring to.

Let’s take a closer look into the Yurt vs Ger debate, in this edition of the Groovy Yurts blog.

Mongolian Ger

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Twice a year we receive a very offended e-mail from someone who has recently returned from Mongolia.

They write to tell us that we are insulting Mongolians by calling their traditional dwelling a yurt, rather than a ger.

However, we know that this is only a sign that our passionate writer has had a good time in Mongolia and feels like protecting it’s perfectly simplistic and millenary way of life, any way they can.

We encourage such enthusiasm, as we ourselves are quite fond of this amazing country and its rich culture.

“Ger” in Mongolian means home and refers to the traditional dwelling.

Fun fact: “Ger” can also serve as a reference to a flat in an old soviet-style apartment building in Ulaanbaatar, the capital.

Specifically, Mongolians will refer to their felted abode as a “traditional Mongolian ger” or a “national Mongolian ger.”

Saying ‘Yurt’ Isn’t Wrong

mongolian family in front of house

‘Yurt,’ meanwhile, is a word of Turkik origin, and has been adopted in other languages, such as Russian, and means ‘home’ or ‘where one sleeps.’

Since the English word that best describes this sturdy tent is ‘yurt’, we decided to adopt it for a better general understanding.

Rather than trying to educate the English or French speaking population on a Mongolian word, we have decided to concentrate our energy in distributing quality yurts, alongside the wonderful Mongolian culture.

I have asked this very question to Bataa, the man behind many of our gers, and a proud Mongolian nomad. He said to me: “In Mongolia we use the word ger, but you are welcome to call it anything you want, as long as the product makes you happy.”

The few Mongolians that we have met on the road in North America with our big ‘yurt’ branded truck seemed quite enthusiastic, thankful even, that we promote their culture.

To date, I have never heard otherwise from a Mongolian national and will continue interchanging the use of “yurt” or “ger.” I believe it to be one of the many examples of why Mongolia is the perfect model of pride, tolerance, living in the moment, sense of responsibility to oneself, respect for nature and all living beings, and a love for the eternal blue sky.

Happy yurting…or ger-ing!


mongolian yurt in wintertime

How Yurts Adapt to Varying Seasons & Climates

Being made of mostly natural material in a country that is often very dry, Mongolian yurts must be protected from humidity. This is accomplished by a careful selection of material, wood, felts, paints, sealants, ropes and canvases.

Developing alternative parts and manufacturing processes without eliminating traditions is another important practice that we engage in. It’s often a slow process, but is essential for the improvement of our yurts, especially across varying climates. This is our job, which we love and are passionate about.

Best Location for Your Yurt

Choosing the right location for your yurt is another very important aspect of our role.

Installing your yurt in the midst of a rain forest and forgetting about it for a year is not advisable, as this will likely result in the structure being reduced to a pile of wood and well on its way to becoming part of the soil that it was erected on.

In general, it is best to install your yurt in a ventilated area, preferably away from a tree base or near a bush. Additionally, having the sun shine on your yurt every once in a while, is a good thing.

A yurt/ger should be considered a living structure and will flourish if it is used and taken care of. Therefore, people who live in their yurts or use them very regularly will get the most out of their new dwelling.

Yurts are all set up to be heated and ventilated, and with only the occasional tensioning of ropes, the occupants can maintain these systems.

The yurts also love to be reset occasionally or taken down and stored in a dry place, if there are no plans to use it for 6+ months.

Our customers have been successfully using Mongolian yurts in the humid islands of British Columbia and in Iceland, where the elements can be rather extreme. The beauty of the concept is its simplicity and adaptability to almost any climate. Some tweaking might be necessary.

doing maintenance on a yurt in winter

Yurts are Breathing!

One of the best qualities of the Mongolian yurt is that it breathes.

This is largely due to the canvas used, which is also water resistant, but not waterproof.

We therefore recommend adding a layer of house wrap in humid regions. This can either be acquired through purchase or can be made yourself, with the help of our instructions. It should be installed between the outer canvas and the felt insulation, and will ensure that humidity is taken care of, while maintaining its breathability.

So far, this has been the best compromise we’ve found and therefore we’ve been using it for over 10 years.

In the eastern part of Mongolia, where humidity is higher and house wrap or water repellant are nowhere to be found, yurts are sometimes installed under a roof during the rainy season.

However, this house wrap does have its down sides: it slightly reduces the breathability and must be completely intact to not let any water in. Not all house wraps are equal. Some breathe better. Some hold no water. Some wear out over time under the rubbing of the canvas in the wind.

Having some humidity spots here and there is not unusual and can be easily fixed. Having very large wet areas in the ceiling or walls is not a good sign and should be addressed.

Mongolian yurt in Canadian winter

Year-Round Yurt Living – Common Issues

With an increasing amount of people living in Mongolian yurts year-round, we started to notice condensation issues, mostly in cold winter climates.

Common sources of humidity from yurt dwellers are cooking, drying of clothes or wood, tracking in snow from boots, propane stoves, etc. The moisture evaporates, penetrates the insulation, hits the cold house wrap, condensates and accumulates in the felts to the point of dripping back down.

It is very important to monitor the level of humidity produced in the yurt – and ventilate accordingly, preferably through the toono, to give a chance for this moisture to evacuate.

This is necessary even if one has a tendency of closing everything to prevent heat from escaping.

Wood stoves are best to dry a yurt from inside out, but it is still important to remove the snow off the roof. Melted snow can accumulate under the canvas, freeze on the house wrap and further reduce breathability.

Additionally, ice can start to build up at the edge of the roof, creating beautiful ‘yurtcicles.’ This ice accumulation is not necessarily good for the canvas and can prevent effective water drainage from the roof. One way to get rid of overnight ice accumulation is to increase the temperature of the fire in the stove, while tapping the ceiling from inside the yurt.

Adapting to Your Yurt

A yurt will react differently depending on where and how it is used.

You will adapt to your yurt and, likewise, the yurt will adapt to your needs.

The structure is so simple that there’s always a solution. We have accumulated a fair bit of experience over the years and are always ‘at yurt service’ to discuss adjustments and solutions.

Happy yurting – winter, summer and all year round!

Buddhist temple in a yurt

Mongolian Yurts, Impermanence and Buddhism

How are Mongolian yurts interconnected with the Buddhist concept of impermanence?

Historically, Mongolians have been Animist or Shamanist – believing in surrounding nature, wind, animals, spirits and the ‘Eternal Blue Sky.’

Mongolians spend most of their life connected to the ground in a yurt, which shelters them from the extreme climate but directly unites people with their environment. The yurt is not anchored to the ground, as not to harm the earth, and is a small representation of the universe.

Let’s explore some of the history behind these concepts, and how Mongolian culture today reflects this long-held concept of impermanence.

Yurts, the Khans and Tibetan Buddhism

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Buddhist temple in a remote area of Western Mongolia.

Kubilai Khan, Genghis Khan’s grandson, introduced Tibetan Buddhism to Mongolia in the 13th century, but Mongolians returned to Shamanism after the collapse of the empire.

In the 16th century Buddhism was reintroduced to Mongolia by a military leader who wanted to reunite the empire. It once again began flourishing until being halted by the communist regime in 1924, who forbade any type of religion. They began to persecute Buddhist monks and believers, destroying temples and monasteries across the country. At that time, there were 140 living buddhas (people who have reached enlightenment) in the country.

The downfall of the socialist regime caused a resurgence of Buddhism in Mongolia, alongside a seemingly new interest in meditation amongst the population.

Buddhism in Mongolia Today

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An ovoo, a sacred pile of stones, combines shamanist and Buddhist believes.

Buddhism and Shamanism continue to be part of Mongolian spiritual life today.

Perhaps nowhere better is evidence of this found than within the yurt.

The toono (dome) is built in the shape of the wheel of Dharma (the Eightfold Noble Path); while the décor, inspired by Buddhist symbolism (in particular, ulziis – the infinity knots), represents the interconnection of everything in the universe.

The Principle of Impermanence

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The toono is shaped in a wheel of Dahrma.

How did these fierce conquerors become so peaceful and tolerant?

Has the Buddhist philosophy helped explain the laws of nature that they experienced in their daily lives for millennia?

I have no doubt that the yurts, or gers, with their sturdy but soft felt dwellings also had a role to play. Mongolians live for the day, or even the moment, and deeply understand the principle of impermanence.

This principle is not always easy to practice, especially when one tries to sell their products to the Western world. Planning and quality are two values that might not be of utmost important to the free Mongolian nomad and it has been interesting trying to mesh the differing values.

Yurts, Impermanence and Minimalism

The yurt itself is impermanent.

It’s made to be set up and taken down, and if abandoned to the elements, will simply fall back to the ground, without a trace.

Each yurtis made with intention.

The builders sing while painting the traditional patterns, thank the sheep for their wool and thank the horse while cutting its mane for ropes.

Are these some of the reasons that it feels so right to mediate in a ger or that one feels so good in an authentic Mongolian yurt?

May all beings be happy!

mongolian yurts in gobi desert

GroovyYurts Taking on Hollywood!


With yurts becoming increasingly popular around the world, they are beginning to attract the attention of major film and advertising producers. These are always fun, but often tricky, opportunities…

Started with Yurts in the Yukon & Iceland

It began a few years back while we were delivering yurts in the Yukon.

A very well-known movie company called us to source a few yurts for a Ben Stiller production. The issue: they needed them 1 week later in New York City!

After much deliberation, we managed to get the yurts on site and in time to be shipped out once more to Iceland for the set. The yurt scene for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ was eventually cut from the blockbuster, but this is how the first Mongolian yurts ended up on this crazy island in the North Sea.

interior of a mongolian yurtYurts in The Big Apple

Our next big feature found us sending yurts to New York City once again.

This time, a TV studio was asking for a 12’ ger and the delivery was nothing short of eventful.

We made it on time but not without a pit stop in the Adirondacks after completely totaling our car in an icy highway ditch; the Hollywood lifestyle is hardcore. I guess that’s show biz, never a dull moment.

The yurt was eventually transformed by the TV studio into an African hut (seriously?) for a series whose name has since been forgotten. On the stage, we transformed the back of the yurt to accommodate a large camera. Yet another modification for the Mongolian yurt! The possibilities seem to be (almost) endless.

traditional mongolian yurt

Indie Yurts in Alberta

The third venture occurred in our home country for an Indie film being shot in Alberta called, ‘Burn Your Maps.’

This movie set saw half of our stock of traditional Mongolian yurts, furniture and clothing in an effort to recreate a scene on the Mongolian countryside. If this interests you, the film trailer can be viewed on Youtube:

looking up in a mongolian yurt

New Mexico, Quebec, California & Beyond

A couple other noteworthy film projects are the special agents occupying about 10 of our yurts in New Mexico for the filming of a TV series, ‘The Brave’ – and an unreleased film shot in Quebec that required 4 yurts and a lot of Mongolian furniture and clothing.

Additionally, we have been lucky to participate in another half a dozen sets, predominantly located within Toronto and California.

As new B-listers in the Hollywood scene, everyone knows that it is essential to become involved with TV commercials. So, we made this happen.

Our yurts can been found in TV ads such as ‘Jack in the Box’ and the recently world-famous Avocados from Mexico, which aired during the 2020 Super Bowl.

What’s Next For Groovy Yurts on the Big & Little Screens?

Of course, we’re always so so thankful for these crazy opportunities that push us to find innovative solutions in often very limited amounts of time.

This is definitely a whole other world to us!

Where will the yurts take us next?

Stay tuned!

mongolian painter hand painting the yurt toono

Groovy Yurts March Update

A little bit of Groovy news for those who are waiting for their new dwelling or considering acquiring one:


The first bit of  good news is that the families of our supplier, and Mongolians in general, are doing well. Mongolia reacted extremely quickly and appropriately by closing their borders in January and forbade most travels within the country, including during the beloved celebration of TsgaanSar (the Mongolian New Year). In the countryside, they are used to living in isolated gers (yurts) and sustaining themselves, and therefore distancing measures have not come as a major disruption to their typical lifestyle.

In Canada, we have now gone remote and work mostly from home. We are still capable of shipping and are taking measures to do so safely. We are preparing for our delivery tour in the late spring but are looking at more affordable ways to ship yurts for anyone with more pressing needs or desires. If picking up your yurt is an option, we can make that happen safely as well!

The demand for yurts has seen slight growth this year, as people look to transition into more affordable, remote and sustainable ways of living. Recently, we were offered new ways of payments and barter and would love to take a couple sheep in exchange for a yurt. We believe that in the future, the world may need to reconsider the way it does business. For the moment, we are still only using standard currencies to secure yurt orders, purchases, and to guarantee their production in Mongolia. In the event we are unable to deliver, our restocking fees will be waived for all orders and full refunds issued.

Additionally, we are doing everything in our power to make sure all yurt parts and options are available to order, but should we fall short, we will deliver or ship at a later date. We are already thankful for your understanding and will do our very best to fulfill all demand.

Do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

In the meantime, stay safe and may you be happy!

The Groovy Team