Quality and Materials
Our Mongolian yurts are mostly made of natural materials. There’s a big difference between original Mongolian yurts and their more modern North American cousins. They share the same name and a similar structure, but are two very different products.
A Mongolian yurt is a hand made product. The North American climate is often more humid than the Mongolian climate and therefore our yurts are specially adapted. We ensure the very best materials are sourced in Mongolia. Most parts of the solid wood structure are dried for an extensive period of time and subsequently carved and shaped by our manufacturer’s family. Our white felt (made in Mongolia) is more resistant to humidity than traditional Mongolian grey felt. It is very dense and guarantees great insulation. The canvas are also specially selected to best resist to Northern climates.
Although based on a millenary design, we continuously improve our yurts, in respect with the Mongolian traditions… and the needs of our customers. Still, it must be clear that these are hand made in Mongolia and that one cannot expect the exactitude and precision of an industrial product. This is also part of the beauty of these yurts!
Our yurts all include the following as a standard:
– a solid plain door combined with a double French door style frame
– a dome, the toono, covered on its front half with a very basic Plexiglas covering and a hole for chimney
– two central posts, the bagaans (or 4 for yurts above 6-walls)
– a set of huns (roof rafters)
– all of the above are hand painted with traditional motives
– a first cotton liner
– several wall sections for the circumference of your yurt
– one layer of white felt
– a one piece water resistant and decorated canvas
– a top cover for the toono (the urgh)
– a bottom protection and decorative skirt (the rayartch)
– all necessary ropes
You will find more answers to your questions about quality and materials on our FAQ page.