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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
European Inquiries: +34 _622 045 789
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Find out about our Yurts

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We get to work with the very best customers.  Ratna and I are continually commenting on our good fortune. Over the years of yurt making we have met so many wonderful people and often they are involved with interesting projects and offerings..


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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