The Complete Yurt Handbook

The Complete Yurt Handbook

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By (author) Paul King

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  • Publisher: Eco-Logic Books
  • Format: Paperback | 122 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 198mm x 13mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Bristol
  • ISBN 10: 1899233083
  • ISBN 13: 9781899233083
  • Illustrations note: 87ill.
  • Sales rank: 66,737

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The yurt or ger is a low-impact structure that causes no permanent damage to the land on which it is pitched. It is easy to erect and can be taken down in an hour. It is cool in summer and, with a stove, warm in winter. For centuries, people throughout central Asia have made yurts their homes. Robust and versatile, the yurt has evolved into the ultimate portable dwelling. Yurts are perfect for offices, summer houses, meditation spaces, spare rooms, or just beautifully satisfying spaces to be in! Join the thousands of North Americans who are discovering the many virtues of the yurt. Part One of the book delves into the history of the yurt and the principles behind its construction, and explores modern life in a Mongolian ger and the culture and etiquette of ger living. Part Two gives fully illustrated and detailed instructions on how to make several of the most popular types of yurt, including the "weekend yurt." With a few common wood-working tools, even an absolute beginner could build the frame for this simple, elegant structure.

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By Linda 15 Mar 2009 5

Everything you ever wanted to know about yurts, from history and traditions to a set of plans for building one. My Mum now has a project for summer.