When you buy a woodland yurt
you can rest assured that you are buying a yurt hand
built by one of the most experienced yurt-makers outside
of Central Asia. We know they work as we have lived
in them and received positive feedback from very many
of our 500+ satisfied customers.The yurt is complete and ready to use but you may like some further refinements for even greater comfort and security click here to see what is available.We use only sustainable oak and ash timber, sourced as locally as possible. We use the best canvas, ropes cords and tapes available. Metal fittings are of stainless steel.
This is what you get when you
buy a Woodland Yurt
Mongolian style ger
Khana (wall trellis)
Collapsible trellis walls. The wall poles are of air dried ash. Our new wall poles are machined to a beautiful profile giving a much better looking, safer and stronger wall. Each pole is then steam-bent, seasoned for several months and then sanded and oiled with four coats of Danish oil. The tops of each wall pole is shaped to seat the roof poles. The wall comes in two or more
Uni (Roof poles)
Mongolian style gers have straight roof poles. Each pole is made from very clean straight grained, well seasoned English ash. The top of the pole has a long square taper to fit perfectly into the tono. The bottom of the shaft is round in profile. Just like the Mongolian original but using the superior hardwood available in this country. Each pole is carefully sanded. The bottoms are shaped and
fitted with loops to attach to the Khana, and finished with high quality oils.
Tono (Crown or roof wheel)
Made from kiln-dried English (or FSC European) oak or ash. Beautifully made
heavy eight-spoked wheel. Hand finished square mortices. The tono is built in sections finger jointed together for the strongest possible wheel. All crowns are carefully sanded and finished in high quality oils
Nars (door Frame)
A very sturdy door frame, made from solid oak and ash. Oak is used for all parts exposed to the weather and the top and bottom, the back of the door posts are of ash for extra strenght.
This door frame is suitable for hanging a wooden door. The whole frame is sanded and oiled. The frame can be collapsible for ease of transport, or if you prefer it can be pegged and glued together for more permanent use.All standard and tradtional ger with five foot walls now come with a solid timber door, complete with lock.
Lifting prog (gers over 13 feet without bagana)
A well made forked ash/oak
pole to allow you to put up the yurt whilst
keeping your feet on the ground.
Bagana (Upright posts) gers over seventeen feet only
A pair of upright poles with oak tops to lift the crown
and stabilize the ger in high winds or under heavy snow.
Traditionally always used in Mongolia. Our gers can
be used with, or without bagana
Cover (all yurts)
Our roof covers are made from the same 12oz. fire,
water and rot proofed cotton/polyester canvas. Each cover is fitted
to its own frame to give a perfect fit (with or without felt). To make covers fit this well involves a lot of extra work but we think it is well worth it. There is a generous
overlap between the roof and wall cover to keep the
yurt dry and draught free. There is a round hole over
the crown which can be left open on fine days. There is a generous and tight fitting valance.
Made from 12oz. canvas with a tough PVC skirt
at the bottom which is big enough to tuck under the
yurt frame or overhang the sides of decking. The wall
attaches to the door frame using our unique, neat, easy to use weatherproof and good looking system which
allows for the inevitable shrinkage of the canvas over
time, whilst leaving the wooden frame clear for the
hanging of doors. On our smallest yurts (up to 14 feet)
the wall is in one part. On larger yurts the wall is
in two parts which zip together at the back, making
the wall much easier to handle. Every yurt wall has one or two adjustable vents to allow fresh air into the yurt whilst keeping the weather out.
Our canvas crown cover is fitted
to the shape of the crown. It overlaps the roof cover
and is in the shape of a large four-pointed star. It
is held in place by strong UV resistant polyester tapes.
Keeps the yurt dry and is easilly pulled back or removed
on hot days. We do not recommend clear windows in this
cover as they are prone to condensation and leakage,
but we can fit one free-of-charge if required.
Our canvas doors are fitted with three heavy duty marine quality zips, the door can be opened on one side if you just want to slip in and out quickly. It can be opend both sides and rolled up. It can be opened either side and top or even unzipped completely. On summer days it can be left unzipped to hang down for privacy and you can just lift it to go in or out. Supplied with smaller gers and all yurts not supplied with a wooden door
A strong canvas band which wraps
around the yurt frame, pushing each roof pole securely
into place and protection the outer cover from chafing.
The yurt is supplied complete
with a very tough waterproof PVC coated woven polyester groundsheet. If you are
using the yurt as a permanent home a heavy duty groundsheet which
comes up the side of the yurt and offers even more protection is available (at cost).
Ropes and pegs
All ropes and pegs to hold the
yurt together and secure it in place. We have been making
yurts for a long time and have learned the best type
of rope/cord/tape for each use. There are clear directions
as to where each rope goes. Pegs are hand made cleft English ash. An ash mallet is supplied to hammer in the pegs
Each yurt comes with full written instructions and a DVD to guide you throught he process. Many customers have complimented us on the clarity of
our instructions, but if you are in doubt about how to
put up your yurt up you are very welcome to give me a
call and I will talk you through the process.
|Putting up the ger for the first time
||Inside the traditional ger
|Beautiful oak tono
||Canvas cover fitted to frame