Groovy Yurts started off as a simple road trip by the company’s founder and trucker by trade: Yves Ballenegger. Over a decade ago, he raised money and supplies to bring from Switzerland to Mongolia in his transport truck. Once his truck was empty, he picked up some yurts to bring back home to sell. It worked so well that he continued making these trips in his transport truck to bring supplies to Mongolia, and to return with hand-made, hand-painted yurts for sale.
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The Mongolian Yurt: A Beautiful & Low Cost Tiny House Alternative
Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives had the chance to learn more about these authentic yurts, and to set one up during a visit to the tiny house festival in Lantier, Quebec this summer.
They learned that the yurts are made 100% from natural materials — cotton for the cover, wool for the insulation, wood for the frame, and braided horse hair ropes to hold it all together.
It’s an incredibly affordable, natural, and portable structure which makes it an interesting alternative to a tiny house in many ways. It can even be used year-round in North America, although Groovy Yurts does recommend adding a house wrap beneath the cover for cold & rainy areas.
The Mongolian Yurt: A Beautiful & Low Cost Tiny House Alternative – VIDEO
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