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How a Yurt Works


HOW can something so light weight and seemingly simple handle weather as harsh as the Gobi Desert steppe climate where high winds and bitter cold is the average?

The yurt’s frame is called a “living” structure. As heavy wind or snow presses on one part of the yurt, that force is distributed over the yurt’s entire frame.

That means high winds have relatively little effect on yurts. The round cross-section does not provide a flat spot for the wind to push, so the wind just passes over and around. Properly equipped and set up yurts may handle winds up to ninety-five mph.

Ventilation in a yurt is basic physics: warm air rises. When the ring cover is open, warm air escapes through the opening and creates a vacuum in the middle of the yurt, which in turn draws cool air from any open sections of the yurt.

Yurt Airflow

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My white yurt with purple trim is the perfect rental property and has the benefit of low-impact living.

Bill S.
Santa Fe, NM

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What are yurts used for?

We have sold yurts for all types of uses: bed & breakfasts, permanent homes, temporary homes while building permanent homes, lake homes, rentals at campgrounds, workshops and of course campground cabins.

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