What is the purpose of a yurt?
A yurt, or ger, is a portable, circular dwelling. Yurts have been the primary style of home in Central Asia, particularly Mongolia, for thousands of years. A yurt is a portable, circular dwelling made of a lattice of flexible poles and covered in felt or other fabric. They are a sturdy, reliable type of tent.
Do people still live in yurts?
Yurts can easily be set up and taken down when moving from place to place. Originating in central Asia, yurts are still used as housing by many people in rural Mongolia.
What’s a yurt house?
A traditional yurt was a portable circular-shaped home assembled most similarly to a tent, with a skeleton of supports for the walls and roof, and a protective covering for shelter. Mainstays of a traditional yurt include wooden lattice walls, a dome-like roof and minimal amenities which emphasize its spacious feel.