We have four beautiful yurts that have travelled all the way from Mongolia. Each sits on its own decking base covered in coir matting to keep the interiors warm and dry.
A yurt is a traditional shelter used by nomads in Mongolia and Central Asia. They are also ideal for camping in Devon! In actual fact Mongolian yurts are called 'gers' but the Russian word 'yurt' is better known.
Traditional yurts consist of a wooden lattice covered in felt produced from their own flock of sheep. They are designed to be quickly dismantled and the parts carried on camels or yaks to be rebuilt on another site. Yaks are pretty hard to come by in Devon, so once ours are put back up each Spring, they stay in the same place until the Autumn.
Willow is our little yurt, sleeping up to 4, the other three are larger and sleep up to 6.
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