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Mongolian Ger

Yurt Craftsmanship

yurt craftsmanship, traditional tooling and skills


Craftsmens tools for the yurt makerYurt craftsmanship combining traditional tooling with authentic skills is our approach.  Yurt creation is a skilled craft. One feature of our work is our adherence to the techniques and craft of the old times.

We are passionate about old wood working methods and this interest forms the basis of the methods we employ at the workshop.  
 
The shave-horse (pole clamp), draw knife, froe, billhooks, axes, spokeshaves and the like allow us to fashion the wood as we like.
 
All our doors and windows are made with traditional joints, glued and pegged. With these joints we know the pieces will last for years. 
 
 
Traditional shave horseSteam bending is the backbone of the making of our yurt frames and each week we fire up the steam box for a days steaming. Whether it is chestnut, ash or oak, we use this age old technique to shape the wood for the yurt frames. 
 
Along with the tools and the know how, we study the traditional designs and make sure we fully understand why they are made the way they are. With this knowledge we can make sure our work is every bit as good as the craftsman of old.  



How to Find Out More


Rob wants to hear from you There are lots of questions when you are buying a yurt. The process of looking and thinking is both exciting and challenging.

We hope our website goes some way to helping making your information gathering simpler and enjoyable.

Those that know me will tell you I like to talk about what I love. So if it helps please feel free to call me. However, I am often not available to take calls so if there is no answer then email me with some good times to call you back.

Whatever questions you have, feel free to call me or email and I will only be too glad to help you out.

email: Rob@YurtWorkshop.com
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UK Inquiries: 0208 123 6241
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Find out about our Yurts

Find out more about the fine yurts we make.

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

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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

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Skills of the artisans


The art of yurt making is most accurately understood in the heart of Central Asia. Journeying around Kyrgyzstan I was intent on discovering the secrets of the craft and the spirit of those who made them. I wasn't to be disappointed.

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Yurt Workshop Customer Comments

Richard Everiss, Yorkshire Planetarium:

The Ger itself is simply a thing of understated beauty...the care and attention which has been lavished on it during its construction is evident. Rather like finding a smooth pebble on a beach, so Robert and his wife Ratna have handcrafted a building that is wonderful to touch and feels naturally balanced.
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