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Customer Experience and Testimonial

​​When I say “Groovy,” you say “Tour”

Groovy!  – “Tour”

Groovy!  – “Tour”

Hey Groovies!

We have been journeying throughout the U.S. and Canada in our “Très Spécial” Groovy Delivery Bus, delivering authentic Mongolian yurts right to your doorstep. On this awesome adventure, we’ve had our share of ups and downs (THREE flat tires! womp-womp), not the least of which, meeting fabulous Groovies like yourselves! 

We love hearing from y’all! Please read this review from Daphne & Mark in Hesperus, Colorado. It was a great pleasure delivering their Ger, and learning about why yurt living was integral to their lifestyle.

 

Daphne’s Testimonial:

“ I am a sustainable architect, Biogeometry practitioner and yoga practitioner from the east. Mark and I both really value both the history, heritage and also health benefits to living in a natural and radial structure like a Ger. As Buddhists who spend much time in the Himalayas, it brings great joy to have the decorated visual forms with us on the West.

Long story short, we are deeply grateful for Groovy Yurts for making this happen for us at Windhorse (our land in Colorado which is named after Lungta (the mystical flying horse you see on some Tibetan prayer flags). And also for Groovy Yurts making the process so easy and accessible.

So whatever we can do to support Groovy Yurts back, we’ll make it happen.

(I also have a gag reflex for the vinyl and random stick frame structures that call themselves gers or yurts so you can imagine my despair before I finally found Groovy Yurts) “

With love,

Daphne

 

Thank you so much, Daphne. We are elated to hear that you both value the “history, heritage, and also health benefits” of Gers. Buddhism and Shamanism continue to thrive in Mongolia and are heavily associated with traditional yurts. We are glad to aid in your spiritual journey by providing Mongolian Gers to your doorstep. Thank you for being so wonderful, and we can’t wait to work with you both again soon.

Have a great day Groovies!

 

Additional Links

Tour Updates

 https://www.instagram.com/p/ChKjpWGOWoP/

https://groovyyurts.com/delivery-tours-2/

More on Mongolian Yurts, Impermanence and Buddhism:

https://groovyyurts.com/mongolian-yurts-impermanence-and-buddhism/

 

Logistics Issues

The reality is that some yurt parts are still being carried on horseback through Mongolia. They will then be completed in the capital city, shipped in a sea container, carried by train, and then shipped again by boat from China to Canada. This journey initially took 2 months but has since increased dramatically due to shipping determinants.

Last year everything was turned upside down in a worldwide shipping debacle. Containers could not be shipped from China anymore, and the ones that had already been shipped, took up to 9 months to arrive – this meant that the only other option was to ship through Russia to Europe. The containers were loaded on trucks or trains and then on a ship in Europe, costing 3 times the price, but ultimately, the gers did arrive intact. We decided to order them earlier this year to ensure we had what we needed for stock.

Then, a man who has all the power to help turn the world into a happy place, decided to do the opposite and invaded his neighbor. Our last container was on a train in Russia and began bouncing from place to place until it finally crossed the border with a few weeks delay. That was a huge relief. The container then arrived in Estonia, and then sat another few weeks in Germany until it was loaded on a boat. Alas, when the ship arrived in Montreal, the container was nowhere to be found. It is only one metal box amongst 10,000 others on a huge ship, however, we are waiting to start our annual delivery tour, making this an issue.

We have become accustomed to reshuffling but look forward to a certain normalcy. Right now, there’s a huge shortage of containers in Mongolia and therefore we have been presented with the most recent of logistics issues – sourcing shipping containers. In the meantime, Bataa and his family are still making gers. Thankfully, we’ve developed a brand-new shipping solution that uses special custom boxes being shipped in empty European trucks returning from delivering much-needed supplies to Mongolia. Bataa and his chaps again worked like crazy to make this happen. We are so grateful to work with such amazing partners. Our heart goes also to our shipping agent – Landbridge, who must find solutions in this insane market.

One way or the other, we’ll get you your Mongolian ger. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Warmly,

Yves and the Groovies