Yurts come in varying sizes, designs and with a variety of purposes.
Originating from Mongolia and areas of Asia, there were various kinds, each unique to the area and to suit varying purposes and needs of the people in that area.
Many were or are made from canvas with a tent type structure. This was particularly suitable for nomadic peoples.
In Mongolia they varied in size to accommodate large families and daily functions, and were predominately 5 and 6 metres in diameter. Originally covered with animal skins, they now use pure wool felt as an insulating liner, sometimes putting on many layers to guard against the harsh desert elements.
The yurt has become a very popular structure in Western Society and are to be found in backyards, gardens and even on camp sites.
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