Buy original yurt from Kyrgyzstan?
From our local friends from Kyrgyzstan, you can now buy a traditional yurt. These were made in the village of Kara Koo and consist entirely of natural materials (larch) wood and wool/felt. The round tents are the original tiny houses of Central Asian nomads. You can now get your own
We have 3 sizes on offer. The smallest model (S) has a diameter of 5 meters and consists of 75 wooden roof poles. The middle model (M) has a diameter of 6 meters and has 85 wooden roof poles. The model (L) is the largest with a diameter of 7 meters and 100 wooden roof poles. Prices are:
Model S: €7450
Model M: €8200
Model L: €9450
For this price you get the walls, door, roof poles, plafound, reed insulation, felt for the wall (2 sections), felt for the roof (2 sections), felt for the ceiling and the felt for the door. In addition, interior and exterior decorations are included.
We can have the yurt delivered, please contact us about this. It is also possible to purchase a rain cloth. We definitely recommend this one for Europe in the winter months. This one costs €1250. The frame of the yurts consists of 3 parts. The first part is the round wooden, pre-curved wall. This wall the Kyrgyz call “Kerege” and is the base of all yurts. The second part is the wooden roof poles (Uuk). These connect the wall to the ceiling. The third section is the ceiling, the round wheel (Tunduk) serves as an opening for daylight and can also be used as a stove exhaust pipe.
Wicker mats are placed around the frame for insulation. Felt cloths are laid over the entire frame. These are secured with straps so they don’t blow away. There is a separate cloth over the ceiling that you can open for daylight. You can realize the floor yourself. We have a heated wooden floor in our yurt camp in Kyrgyzstan with local carpets on top (as an option, these are also for sale).
No other reinforcements or pegs are required for the tents. The incredibly strong wood construction is further stressed by the covering of the felt cloths. The yurts can withstand heavy storm winds without difficulty. In the summer months, yurts are generally fine outside. It is important that the felt cloths dry thoroughly before breaking down the yurt. You can clean the cloths with a steam cleaner. If you want to use the yurts in the other seasons as well, it is convenient to place a polyester cloth over the yurts. We also do this while wintering in Kyrgyzstan (see below)
Why should I buy a yurt?
The yurt has an important function in Kyrgyzstan. It has been the main residence of the local people for centuries. There are many traditions involved. For example, the entrance is normally south-facing. If there are many people in the yurt then the rule is that you walk counterclockwise. The ceiling (the Tunduk) always stays in the family and passes from father to son. Larch wood is enormously strong, and yurts from Kyrgyzstan can last for decades. Therefore, it is a hugely sustainable place to live.
In the Netherlands, yurts are perfect for living, recreation and workshops. As a form of housing, the yurt is becoming more common. In addition, of course, a yurt fits perfectly in a campground, bed and breakfast or temporary shelter. The yurt can also serve as a studio, workshop or meeting space. Its round shape makes it incredibly cozy and it is ideal for focusing because sunlight enters only through the roof.
How do I build such a yurt?
In Kyrgyzstan, they can build a yurt within half an hour (with 4-6 people). Nomads used to move from place to place with yurts being carried by camels or horses. You didn’t want to spend all day setting up a tent then. In the Netherlands, most buyers manage to set up the yurts in a few hours. Several instructional videos can be found on YouTube. Below you can already see the construction of the yurt in a 30-second video.
When can you deliver a yurt?
We currently have 3 yurts left in stock. These can be delivered immediately. It is uncertain at this time whether a new stock is going to come.