adam smolkowicz
wow i like this
Davey
Would a square yurt be called a squrt?
Paul van Dinther
Cool looking yurts with prints on them are called Yo-ghurts
senseless.battery
Hey! You mentioned the Mongolian, Russian and Afghan words for it but not where the actual word \"yurt\" came from... \"The word yurt is originally from a Turkic word referring to the imprint left in the ground by a moved yurt, and by extension, sometimes a person\'s homeland, kinsmen, or feudal appanage. The term came to be used in reference to the physical tent-like dwellings only in other languages. In modern Turkish the word "yurt" is used as the synonym of homeland. In Russian the structure is called "yurta", whence the word came into English.\" -wikipedia entry for 'yurt' Otherwise nice article.
xdigitor
Um no floor, how do you stop the snakes and creepy crawlies from entering whilst you sleep?
Facebook User
These structures go by several different names but www.instructables.com have quite a few how-to\'s on making them.....and they can be floored in different ways as well.
Blixdevil
big deal. My family camped in a much simpler, larger, and stronger version of this called a Tipi. Simple to set up, they already have an integral rain flap for the smoke vent and can withstand up to 100mph winds.
macmullin
The Ontario Parks system has a number of Yurts. They are set up on a wood platform, typically with a deck and some even have wood burning stoves inside. Like half way point between tenting and a cottage, LOL. http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/yurts.html Eric MacMullin.
Page Schorer
I thought that it was very cool until i saw the cost. Think i\'ll stick to my two person, quick erect tent. I guess 74 is young to not care about comfort, although with a sleeping pad i find it plenty comfortable.
mitch
Ohio State Parks offers yurts with modern conveniences like electricity, heat and TV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwjBiVAS5Rg