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Yurt Books - Top Picks

May 28, 2014
When I first became interested in yurts I was astonished about the lack of good quality information available. First of all I looked for yurts for sale in the UK and contacted a few yurt makers to see if they could help. I struck luccky with one yurt make. 
I wanted to make a yurt and learn all the methods and techniques required. However it was quite frustrating as it all seemed to kept secret and the only good book I could find was Paul King’s Yurt Handbook.  
After a few years I had discovered a few good books and the best of these I will share here. 
In 2005 I was approached by Becky Kemery to share some of my experience of yurt making in central Asia and do an article about my yurt workshop with her for her forthcoming book, Living in the Round. We got on well and I found her a delight to speak with.  Becky’s wonderful book was subsequently published and is one of the best books on the subject available today. 
Sadly Becky died a few years ago and it was a sad loss for all. 
Another wonderful book came out during this period by Dutch yurt make Froit. Froit had studied in Mongolia and had decided to capture the skills in the form of a Mongolian style book. We struck up a friendship via email and I was the first recipient of the new book, that was printed on loose sheets, with wooden binders and wrapped in a silk cloth. The book was immensely informative and I still take time to read it. 
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Peter Alford Andrews has recorded many hand drawn pictures of yurt structures and has published detailed information about these structures. This book is pricey but one of the very best books on the subject and definitely with the money. The link below is for part one - part two is also available from amazon.com. 
Some other great books are listed below.  

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In stock at the Yurt Workshop

16 foot Luxury Yurt
16 foot yurt in stock 16-foot diameter
Natural chestnut frame with solid oak, 8 spoke traditional crown
Insulated and lined for all season usage
One 75 cm width glass window.
Lockable Moorish door with window


In stock at the Yurt Workshop

18 foot Glass wall Yurt
18 foot yurt in stock 18-foot diameter
High wall (190cm)
Natural chestnut frame with solid oak, 8 spoke traditional crown
Insulated and lined for all season usage
One panel door with window
4m glass wall with one opening panel


In Kyrgyzstan

I intend to recall and share more details of HOW I learned to make yurts and why we make them as we do.

Much of my influence comes from studying with other yurt makers. And one of the most influential of these was a Kyrgyz family based in a yurt making village near to lake Issyk Kul, close to the Tian Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan.


Yurt Workshop Customer Comments

Henrietta, Yurt Hotel, Spain, 2006:

Hi Rob,
I have been meaning to email you for days now to say how much we love our new yurt. It is really beautiful, thank you very much! Henry and Ed, The Yurt Hotel
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