YURT|camp

A yurt building collective

Yurts are affordable and elegant.

They are a low-impact and environmentally conscious mobile dwelling that still provides all the comfort and beauty one desires in a home. They are much more cost-effective than conventional housing while providing unique comforts only experienced when within a circular living-space. They’re perfectly adaptable for both the nomad and the grounded. No matter where they are setup, they bring a sense of tranquility and beauty to that place.

Few structures are so versatile as a yurt. And we love working with them. Let us help you find the yurt you need. CONTACT US!

We are proud of our yurt designs. Our structures are hand-made with quality materials.

*We offer multiple yurt build sizes: 12ft, 14ft, 18ft, 20ft, 24ft, or 30ft

*Our wood frames are naturally treated with burnt timber cladding and linseed oil.

*Our roof and wall covers are made of heavy-duty, UV-protected, puncture/abrasion/mildew-resistant and waterproof 18oz vinyl coated polyester.

*All our yurts are built to sustain snow loads and use only industrial-grade stainless steel roof cables for structural security.

*Our yurts allow for plenty of light with a full 4ft diameter center ring and options for windows.

*We offer both 3-season and 4-season insulation packages and stove pipe exhaust options.

CONTACT US!For more details about your specific yurt.

We naturally treat all the wooden elements of our yurts. Yakisugi (焼杉) is a traditional Japanese method of wood preservation. Yaki means to heat with fire, and sugi is cypress. This process is also referred to in the West as burnt timber cladding and also known as Shou Sugi Ban (焼杉板). By slightly charring the surface of the wood without combusting the whole piece, the wood becomes water-proof through the carbonisation and is thus more durable. It also protects against insects, as well as making it fire retardant.

The Folk Arts & Ecology Guild is a small collective of artists, builders, land-stewards, ecologists and craftspeople. As a collective, we believe in the elegance of folk creations and we trust in the sophistication of folk knowledge and technologies.

People have continually refined and developed expert skills of craft and ecological wisdom through eons of change, learning, and adaptation. We engage this continuum by learning and sharing simple, accessible, community-scale technologies and designs. We’re all masters and apprentices to each other. It‘s only through experiential exchange that we can both pick up and pass on what we all need to make it through this world. Check out other guilds too:

*Social-Ecological Graziers Guild @ https://goat.camp

While we are continually inspired and devoted to the yurt as a living structure, the yurt is a traditional Mongolian cultural dwelling. For this reason we strongly encourage those able to do so, to purchase your yurt from ethnically Mongolian sources such as:

https://originalyurts.com

Supporting the ability for traditional people all over the world to practice their cultural crafts and technologies is essential.

Yurt is a Turkish word for what Steppe people call a Ger (pronounced Gher). Yurts have been a distinctive feature of life in Central Asia for at least three thousand years. It is suggested that the Indo-European nomads (mostly Indo-Iranians) were the first that used yurts and similar tents in Central Asia and parts of Russia and Ukraine. The first written description of a yurt used as a dwelling was recorded by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. He described yurt-like tents as the dwelling place of the Scythians, a horse riding-nomadic nation who lived in the northern Black Sea and Central Asian region from around 600 BC to AD 300.

We’re so excited to work with you! Please call us or send us an email:

Phone: (585) 204-0531

Email: contact@yurt.camp

Our Services

We are excited to work with you!

Affordable

We offer high quality, unique structures at an affordable price.

Hand-Crafted

Beautiful and elegant hand-made dwellings.

Custom Designs

We can work with you to build a custom yurt with your exact specifications and needs in mind.

Bio-Regional

Responsible, low-impact & mobile dwellings.

Cooperative

We are a small collective of folks committed to social ecology and affordable housing.

Covid-Safe!

Need a socially-distanced space to host family, guests, and friends? Try a yurt!

Get In Touch

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