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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

Find out more about the fine yurts we make.

Colour Me Beautiful

As you can see from the photo (right), I love colours and the richness they can create in our lives.

For some time we have offered sand canvas, and it has proved extremely popular.  It blends with most gardens, it is less stark and intrusive than white, and over the years I have come to appreciate and prefer it.


Easy to pitch yurts

Are you concerned about putting up your yurt?
Our yurts are simple and easy to pitch and come with an detailed pitching guide and telephone support.
We also offer a pitching service. Find out more

Yurt Workshop Customer Comments

Polly & Ben from Southern Spain, 2005:

Hello again, just to say we love our yurt, it is a thing of beauty. We are really glad to have found you and it.
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