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Yurts

Our Solutions for the Top 5 Myths About Yurt Living

There are a lot of myths that circulate around yurts. Here we address some of the most common myths we hear and offer our solutions. Myth #1: Yurts are just like tents with no insulation value, so they are always too hot or cold. The Facts: Although the yurt’s compact, circular shape and conical roof encourage […]

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24' Yurt Cabin by cattails
Yurts

A Look at Pacific Yurts’ Environmental Initiatives

Pacific Yurts was founded with the goal of allowing people to get closer to nature while minimizing their impact on it. Yurts are inherently eco-friendly structures; their lightweight, circular design maximizes interior square footage while curtailing required construction materials. Moreover, yurts often require just a simple post and beam platform as a base. As such, […]

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Yurt History Map Graphic
Yurts

History of Round Homes: From Mongolian Gers to Modern Yurts

Today’s yurts often serve as recreational rentals and eco-friendly homes. But did you know that they were originally designed as the primary dwellings of ancient nomadic tribes? The Bronze Age rock etchings in Siberia depict the earliest evidence of yurt dwellings, while yurts also served as the primary homes for the fierce Huns warriors in Mongolia […]

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30' Pacific Yurt in Mongolia next to traditional ger
Yurts

Traditional vs. Modern Yurts – What’s the Difference?

A yurt is a round portable structure with a collapsible wood frame and fabric coverings. Architectural Digest has deemed these unique circular structures “architectural wonders.” Traditional yurts have been in continuous use throughout the region of Central Asia for thousands of years. There are several variations of the basic design and different names used for […]

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