I had dinner in Ceili Cottage in your yurt and it was a wonderful experience, it works really well as a restaurant, sucking up noise so that you can talk and enjoy yourself in a crowded space; that many people at that density in a normal place and it would be impossibly loud. Delicious food too. I was amazed that such a place exists in Toronto.
I LOVE LIVING IN MY YURT! It’s a great size, it’s beautiful, and sturdy. It is so serene and rejuvenating.
We have been thrilled with our yurt. We got quite the looks from people when they found out we’d be living in the yurt full-time in Northern Minnesota, but as Winter wore on, we got less shock and more amazement. This past Winter was the hardest in over 130 years. We had a few nights that dipped below -60ºF (-51ºC) but with our woodstove nice and hot the yurt stayed comfy and cozy. It is amazing.
J’ai passé la majeure partie de mon temps dans ma yourte cette hiver ! C’était vraiment bien !!Tout la famille adore!
It is beautiful. It is home. The best part about living in the ger is feeling so connected to nature.
Thank you for all of your work and the experience. We love our yurt and are there often.
I do not know of a time that any company made my job easier than your has.
I am loving the yurt! It is incredible! So happy to be living in it!
We were looking for a structure I could use as an office space that did not require building permits, zoning changes and severances that a permanent building would require in our area and were considering a yurt as one possibility. After researching we chose to go with Groovy Yurts and last spring the truck arrived and two lovely men got busy putting up our new space, while instructing us on yurt care, lore and stories of Mongolia. We like that so many families are supported in Mongolia and love all the public service this company selflessly offers. Our yurt is magnificent. The quality and workmanship is apparent in the fine details. We like that these are traditional yurts, made with natural, non toxic materials, as we trust that a peoples that have been making and living in yurts for thousands of years have perfected the design. We had an insulated floor made for it by Groovy Yurts,installed a propane stove and it has been a cosy beautiful space all winter. It has weathered severe winds, ice storms, torrential rains with no problems. We loved it so much we bought a smaller one for storage and are looking at a third as we are getting requests from so many who want to stay in a yurt we are thinking of another one as a guest house! The customer service has been exemplary and we have come to really respect this company.
My Groovy yurt here in the Yukon survived two major earthquake tremors this morning. I am very happy about that!!
I worked with the company GROOVY YURTS to supply the camp at Standing Rock with warm shelters. They were a total pleasure to work with–prompt, responsible and sensitive to the needs of the Water Protectors.
Why does it feel so amazing inside the yurt? I am laying in my bed watching through the screen as the wind and monsoon rain fall, thunder and lighting disrupt the skies but instead of being frightened or nervous I feel peaceful and good. So what is it about bring in the yurt with wild elements and sounds all around that makes one feel so calm as ND safe?
Yes, time has flown. 5 years! Thanks for all the great quality of life you have added to my (and many other people’s) life in those 5 years.
The yurt has withstood aggressive winds, blizzard and has kept me and my 4 babies warm, among the Secwepemc elders that have come to stay for a time too. Kukstsmec, Thank You.
It has rained numerous times since the yurt has been up, and except for one occasion when the cover was on wrong, we have been exceptionally dry and comfy. Last week we did have a hot/dry spell (temps around 90 F), but after playing around with the yurt, we managed to keep it cool by opening the urgh and main door in the morning to let cool air in, then close the door during the hot part of day. We kept the toono open to let out hot air.
We are doing well in our yurt! We managed to get through that bad winter and humidity hasn’t been a problem for us. As soon as I made a polycarbonate roof for the toono, it’s made a big difference inside! We were able to enjoy light even while it was raining! Only 2 days in March it didn’t rain!
It’s absolutely fantastic…thank you so much for all your help, advice and fun, Groovy Yurts! You are stars! 🙂
Groovy Yurts, you helped make our dreams come true. Random pictures of off-grid living in Northwestern Ontario. Gardens are maturing and we are really starting to harvest delicious, nutritious, organically grown foods.
The yurt has started its second journey and is like new
Attached is a photo of the unbelievably beautiful yurt Chuck and David put up today. We are very happy with the outcome and we were also so pleased with the spiritual dimension Chuck conveyed. Namaste, Peace and Music, and all the best for Groovy Yurts!
Thanks again for your efforts this week. The reaction and response to the yurt has been AMAZING.
After 5 years, I still love my yurt! Yves made it happen. I didn’t know how I was gonna get one but he was great in helping me get one here in Chisasibi! Thanks Yves!
Thank you so much for EVERYTHING!! Since day one you and Groovy Yurts have been informative, supportive, jovial, helpful, and above all else encouraging and patient! WE DID IT. And guess what! Tom (my husband) and I with a bit of help from our three children and my mom here and there did it. I guess I needed to know if two people could really do it, huh? It feels exhilarating! I know one thing for sure is we truly know our yurt.
Yves, Fabio and Sharon are terrific to work with. The yurt is absolutely wonderful, it took a lot more work to put with the steeper roof for higher rainfall climate and delayed door arrival due to customs – but we went with delivery and installation help and that was the right choice indeed. What a terrific yurt – the all natural, handmade materials, beautiful bright handpainted roof poles, center poles and door are stunning. The handbraided horsehair rope – really incredible. The best part? This sacred space was made as part of a sustainabile family business in Mongolia. Business for good – right here. Congrats on a wonderful product and team, Yves.
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.
Very nice, honest people selling very nice products. From start to finish, this was an excellent experience. Everyone I spoke to had a great attitude, very knowledgeable about the product and attentive to my personal requirements. The USB that came with my Yurt was very helpful. I set up the inner shell all by myself in no time, just to see how easy it would be when I set it up in the wilderness. I’m already very happy with my Authentic Mongolian GroovyYurt. A big thank you to everyone there at GroovyYurts.
Absolutely fantastic company to work with! We could not be happier with our new Yurt. Thank you so much to Yves and Dean for helping us with the setup and to Sharon for all of your help leading up to the big day!
Our local forest and farm school just purchased a 6 wall yurt from Groovy Yurts, and put it up a few weeks ago. We would have written this review the day we got it up, but we have been busy spending time in and about this beautiful, extraordinary structure. The people at Groovy are smart, efficient, inspired and entirely devoted to making good things happen for their clients.
Part of the magic of our yurt is the experience we had with the brilliant ground crew who came out in their magic bus and delivered the building materials to us. The company seeks to have a relationship with clients–they have been sending us helping messages and support information and cheering for us all the way along the process. Just like the company itself, the yurt structure also requires that you build a relationship with it and take care of it (as if it has its own personality!). We are already thinking about getting another yurt for our community. Spending time inside the space is hard to describe, but it is peaceful and even in the throes of a wicked snow storm this past week, was quiet and still ( and warm!). We can’t thank Groovy enough–from tip to tail, they are wonderful.
Groovy Yurts is an amazing company! I highly recommend their yurts. Ever since first getting in touch with Groovy Yurts, they have provided us with the best customer service! They have incredible knowledge about the Mongolian Yurt Tradition, fast response with questions, and are all very kind. Also, they have always given us their feedback on everything to do with our yurt; platform, location, and general questions. I am SO happy that we went with this company, and we are absolutely in love with our Yurt! We love you Groovy Yurts!
Our overnight stay at Groovy Yurts farm experience was truly one of the best getaways I have ever experienced. Glamping at it’s finest to say the least. Christine was an amazing host, she provided us with the history and a tour of the whole operation and the support and work provided by the Mongolian families. Absolutely everything was provided to make our stay comfortable and memorable, from pillow spray to propane for the bbq and everything in between. It was so serene, nothing but constellations and crickets. We will be back for another stay soon!
I wanted to let you all know that the experience I had with Dean and Eliska was nothing short of incredible!!! They were fun, generous, amazing, professional, and simply two of the nicest people I have ever met! Ninja was also pretty spectacular!!
I was thrilled and still am about the time I spent with them! They have also been checking in on me to see how me, the birds and the beagles are doing! I literally sit in my beautiful yurt each night, and am just giddy with how beautiful it truly is!!! I can not thank each of you enough!! I am a Groovy Yurt fan for life!!
Our non-profit sheep organization, Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of Northern MN had an opportunity to create a traditional wool felt exterior for a yurt with tapestry designs showcasing the traditional felting process from sheep to finished shelter, but we needed a yurt framework to do the wool felts justice. Sharon and Yves at Groovy Yurts went above and beyond to make our dream project come true!
Even during covid with border closures, Yves delivered a beautiful hand-painted blue framework to Minnesota along with a complete Groovy Yurt for a personal purchase. Thanks to the team at Groovy Yurts, the Tapestry Felted Traditional Mongolian Yurt is now on tour teaching even more people about Mongolian culture, the properties of wool and how that can create a truly sustainable shelter. Thanks Groovy Yurts!
Groovy Yurts – Great product & great people. We contacted Groovy Yurts in the fall of 2019 about a new yurt for our medieval camp – after seeing one of their yurts at a camp-out.
The staff was very friendly and helpful – we chatted several times by email and by phone. We were trying to decide what size and style of yurt to get. Their website was also helpful for this.
We ordered a Groovy Lite with roof felt and it was delivered by the owner (Yves) in early July as part of their cross-country Groovy (delivery) tour in a massive truck & trailer. Yves made sure that we had all the parts that we needed and gave us a quick set up demo he left for his next drop off. We had set up a different style of yurt before we had no serious issues with setting up the yurt – it is a bit of trial and error to get it set up properly (mostly because we added a doorway 1/3 of the way around for an attached bathroom). Their YouTube channel was very helpful for set up with lots of videos on how to set up a yurt.
Groovy Yurts is a fantastic company to interact with. I purchased a yurt back in 2018 and am in the process of getting another from them. Every time I’ve dealt with them the customer service has always been fantastic.
The yurts themselves are spectacular. If you are considering buying a yurt I would definitely look at Groovy Yurts as a great option. The product is great and the people that contribute to it are truly amazing. From the Mongolian families that help to make it happen, to the groovy team and the delivery staff.
Cannot say enough good things about working with Groovy Yurts. We began buying yurts from them in 2018 and have purchased 10 (so far!) for our vacation rental business in Texas. They are fantastic to work with – very thorough in the details of the order as well as just really nice people. The whole team is awesome!
Where do you start? A wonderful greeting by two lovely hosts, fire’s started in the Yurt and as well in the main firepit, a warm greeting to say the least. After a short introduction to the facilities, we were free to roam and explore the property as well as the other Yurts on the property, but that was short-lived because the only thing on my mind was to get into OUR Yurt, a castle, the most pleasant experience you could only imagine, you had to be there! The opulence of the space, more than majestic, you really felt like royalty! The next day was a short but informative tour of the barn where the Yurts and accessories are kept, a heartwarming story on how the Groovy Yurts got their start, awesome!
Christine and Yves, I know we will see each other again.
We had the pleasure of spending a weekend at the Groovy Yurt farm with some buddies. We make a couple of yearly camping style boys weekends and wanted to try some winter “glamping.” Found this place and it was incredible.
Dealing with Christine (and Selina, onsite) was perfect. Friendly and took time to answer any questions. The amenities in the yurt were perfect. The amenities that were available (indoor bathroom with shower) were clean, spacious and very well appointed. The fire was already started in the yurt and it was a nice comfy temperature by the time we got there.
We got to meet one of the owners (Yves) who came by to ask if we were ok and needed anything. The one item we needed (paper towels) was brought to us in about 10 minutes.
All in all, a great and wonderful experience and these groovy folks (see what I did there? :P) will now have a yearly winter customer. Didn’t know a yurt was on my bucket list but it has now been checked off.
Thanks so much Groovy team.