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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Groovy Yurts 10th Anniversary Special - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

If you have been thinking about buying a genuine Mongolian Yurt now is the time!Act before 28 February and save $200/wall section. For more on special pricesclick here.

 

DEMO 5-WALL BACK UP - Monday, January 20, 2014

My 5-wall is back up after maintenance -- I've had a one yurt winter camp for the last month at Fish and Game Park in Fort MacLeod. It will be there until April or so. Drop me a line if you are in the neighborhood and I'll give you the ten cent tour!

CONTACT

 

for more information...

Trent Moranz
the yurtin' Albertan

info AT yurtcetera ca

403-553-3070

318-MAIN, Mainstreet
P.O. Box 2221, Fort MacLeod, AB  T0L0Z0

 

Fast-Frame Ger Setup As Seen On BoingBoing, 27 January 2012

A Groovyyurts Mongolian Yurt at Ottawa's 2011 Winterlude Festival

What is a yurt?

A yurt or ger is a type of portable domicile that has been in constant use for centuries in Mongolia and surrounding lands.  Because of its portability it is similar to the teepee of the Western Plains of North America but is more 'house-like', with walls and a hinged door -- they are one of the original mobile homes, predating the gypsy caravan and modern travel trailer by a thousand years at least.

Why these yurts?

     Several reasons... they are the real McCoy, built by a family who have been designing and refining their hand-built yurts for almost five generations.   Our yurts are an ethical, fair-trade import that helps keep Mongolian people living on the land the way they always have.  The charm of these beautiful handmade houses is unmatched and the basic design remains essentially the same as it was in Genghis Khan's day.


     The nomads of The Steppe are natural horsemen and have been herders since time immemorial.  There are many similarities between Mongolia and the prairies of Western Canada.  To begin with, both are classed as steppe based on annual rainfall and the wide swings in tempurature between seasons.  The geography is strikingly familiar -- depending on where you are in Mongolia you might think you are on the East Slopes of the Rockies, the Cypress Hills near Manyberries, AB, the Badlands near Drumheller, AB, the grasslands around Swift Current or gazing into the clear depths of Lac la Ronge, SK.



 

Yurts are perfectly suited to the climate of The Prairies, able to comfortably endure relentless wind, Spring gullywashers, -40C winters, and with minor alterations the snows of northern Quebec or the long and damp, gray days of Winter on Salt Spring Island, BC!   

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