What Makes A Yurt A Yurt?
We at Groovy Yurts are proud to share the Mongolian yurt tradition with you. On this page we’ll give you a brief background and explanation of the various yurt components, and how they all come together to for one of the oldest, continuously used residential structures known to human kind. Yurts have endured over time because of their durability as well as their cultural significance.
Yurts are deeply rooted in tradition, having been in use for thousands of years. Yurt components are thus time-tested and ideal for comfort and protection from the elements. A yurt is, at its essence, a combination of structural function and form as well as symbolic and cultural meaning. Below you’ll find a diagram of a yurt and a breakdown of some of the yurt components.