Each yurt is made to order. Select your color (including nine color choices and carved); choose your size (15 ft up to 28 ft in diameter); add windows and make the walls tall. The price includes shipping to Flagstaff, AZ Shipping arrangements beyond Flagstaff can be made, and setup assistance is available. 

Mongolian Yurts (gers) were initially designed millions of years ago to withstand the harshest climates and be easily dismantled and moved with livestock. The rolling Steppes of Mongolia have winter lows of -40º F and summer highs of 113º F with strong year-round winds year. 30% of Mongolia still lives as pastoral nomads, moving 4-10 times each year with their families, animals, and yurts (gers). Hundreds of thousands more live in yurts set up for permanent residence on the edges of Mongolian cities in  “ger districts.”

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The Mongolian yurt has two key components: the wooden frame and the covers. The base price of the yurt includes the below list of parts and choices. Please read further down the page for details and photos of each part.

  • The wood frame
    • Walls – expandable, wood lattice sections made of wood and tied together with camel sinew. Walls interlock with each other and are tied together with ropes to form the circle of the yurt.
    • Door – two-layered door which includes an outer single panel door, and inner french door with small windows. Single doors can be ordered instead.
    • Crown/Roof – the center opening with 8 window openings, 4-7 feet in diameter, depending on the size.
    • Roof Poles – 60-100 poles with a loop on one end to attach to the walls.
    • Crown Support Poles – two center support poles that attach to the crown/roof, three for the 8-wall.
  • Felt insulation – All-natural, extra thick, fire and bug-resistant felted wool to cover the entire yurt (wall pieces and roof pieces that have been heavily cleaned and factory processed for consistent high quality).
  • Covers
    • Thin white base layer for the roof that goes under the felt
    • Water-repellent dark green canvas
    • Water-repellent white canvas with decorative detail
    • Crown/roof cover with decorative detail on two of the four edges
    • White, decorative outer skirt for the bottom of the top layer of white canvas
  • Ten window frame inserts for the eight crown/roof openings so you can customize as needed
    • 8-glass panes with wood frames 
    • 1-plastic pane with wood frame and hinge 
    • 1-stove pipe opening with wood frame
  • Ropes and ties – All necessary horse and yak hair ropes and ties.
  • Choice of colors 
    • Orange & Turquoise / Orange / Red / Turquoise / Blue / Green / Sage 
  • Delivery to Flagstaff, AZ. This includes all import fees and taxes, train and truck transportation, cargo shipping, loading and unloading, and container costs. 
  • The yurt can be held for up to 30 days in Flagstaff, AZ, after the date of delivery in Flagstaff. 
  • Make the walls tall – see “Dimensions and Measurements” below and “Walls” for the change in dimensions.
  • Add windows – Windows are roughly the same size as the door – see “Side Windows Add-ons” for options.
  • Inner wall liner – This covers the lattice wall inside the yurt. It is an embossed, creme-color, rayon-like material with color trim that matches the trim on the top white canvas cover.
  • No base color or carved – see “Colors” for more options.
  • Extra felt layer – Beneficial for colder climates. See the Felt Insulation page for more detail.
  • Downgrade the door to a single door from the standard double door ($200 savings). See “Doors” for more information.
  • Delivery or Set up assistance – Please contact us for more information.

Averaged measurements for each size yurt are below. PLEASE NOTE: These measurements are estimates. Since each part is handmade, measurements can vary. You will be given the exact measurements for your yurt after it ships from Mongolia.

  • Each yurt is painted with a lead-free base color, with colorful detail added on top (also lead-free). It is then sealed with lacquer. 
  • Seven base color choices are included in the base price. Please see the photo albums below for more details.
  • You can have a yurt with no base color but with decorative detail, with no color at all, or carved, for an additional cost.
  • Carved yurts are made with a small handheld machine.
  • You cannot have a yurt that has untreated wood. It needs to be at least lacquered. You also can not have a yurt that has color and is carved.
Price INCLUDES CHOICE of the following colors with or without the hand-painted multi-color detail:
  • Orange & Turquoise 
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Turquoise
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Sage 

EXTRA CHARGES will be applied for the following choices with NO BASE Color:

  • NO BASE with NO Detail – Lacquered ONLY 
  • NO BASE with BLACK & GOLD Detail
  • NO BASE with COLOR detail
  • CARVED
  • The Crown/Roof is the round center top part of the yurt. It has eight window openings with a center cut-out sectioned opening as well.
    • The eight openings come with ten options to fill them. PLEASE NOTE: While these frames do a good job of blocking sound and dust, they are not 100% waterproof. The canvas cover will be needed to cover the crown/roof to keep the weather out fully.
      • 8-glass panes with wood frames,
      • 1-plastic pane with wood frame and hinge,
      • 1-aluminum stove pipe opening with wood frame;
      • Additional hinged plastic windows can be included for an extra charge.
    • The crown is 4-7 feet in diameter, depending on the yurt size. Please see the “Dimensions and Measurements” section for details.
  • Roof Poles – 60-110 poles, depending on the size of the yurt, with a loop on one end to attach to the top of the walls. The tip of the poles fits snuggly into a cut-out on the crown/roof.
  • Crown support poles – two center support poles attach to the crown/roof, three for the 8-wall. Typically a cooking stove would go in between these poles in Mongolia.

The walls are expandable, wood lattice sections that interlace and are tied together to form the circle of the yurt. They are made from dried wood that has been shaped, sanded, and steamed to create a slight bow to the overall wall. Each joint is tied together with camel sinew. 

The 4-wall yurt will have four lattice wall sections that are tied together around the door; the 5-wall will have five, etc. However, if you have added windows or extra doors, the wall, felt, and cover configuration could change. 

Tall Walls – For an extra charge, you can increase the height of the walls. The tall and regular wall heights are slightly different depending on the size of the yurt. Below is a table indicating the measurements based on yurt size. 

Yurt Size

Regular Walls

Tall Walls

4-wall (15 ft diameter)

4.6 ft

5.6 ft

5-wall (18 ft diameter)

4.9 ft

5.9 ft

6-wall (21 ft diameter)

5.3 ft

5.9 ft

8-wall (28 ft diameter)

6 ft

N/A

  • Every yurt comes standard with a two-layered door. This is an outer single-panel door and inner french doors with two small windows on each side for a total of four small windows. 
  • You can request a single door which is the single-panel only. This is a price reduction of $200. 
  • If purchasing an extra door, you can have either a single or double door.
  1. You can add windows to your yurt!
    • Each complete window is roughly the same size as the door for that size yurt. 
    • There are two frames within one window. The top, smaller one opens. 
    • Each frame in the window and the French doors in the double door include glass. The glass may not have been inserted in some of the photos. But all glass is placed before shipping. 
    • Each window has two covers.
      • Inside, detachable, cotton-covered felt cover for insulation that ties to the yurt’s frame.
      • Outer canvas rain cover attached to the giant top white canvas cover. It rolls up and ties, tucked away under the white cover.
  • Typically, two windows are placed on either side of the door and attached with a hinge. These are called “side windows.” 
  • You can have a single window, extra door, or up to three windows/doors depending on the yurt size and window/door placements. Please see below for a chart with more detail. Please contact us if you have a specific layout in mind. 
  • The main door is placed at 6:00. Your options for additional placements beside either side of the door could be – 3:00, 9:00, or 12:00.
  • Tall versus regular walls – if you have tall walls or the 8-wall yurt, then you must have tall windows. Doors, walls, and windows must all be the same height.
  • These are not traditional to the Mongolian ger. There could be heat loss in extremely cold climates.

Yurt Size

Window/Door placement options (Main Door is at 6:00)

4-wall (15 ft diameter)

  1. Side Windows (2 total) – one on either side of the door connected with a hinge.
  2. Side Windows + one extra (3 total) – one extra window/door at 12:00 (main door and two side windows at 6:00)
  3. No side windows + 1 or 2 windows (1 or 2 total) –  One or two windows at 12:00 (Main door at 6:00)

5-wall (18 ft diameter)

  1. Side Windows (2 total) – one on either side of the door connected with a hinge.
  2. Side Windows + one extra (3 total) – one extra window/door at 12:00 (main door and two side windows at 6:00)
  3. No side windows + 1 or 2 windows (1 or 2 total) –  One or two windows at 12:00 (Main door at 6:00)

6-wall (21 ft diameter)

  1. Side Windows (2 total) – one on either side of the door connected with a hinge.
  2. Side Windows + one extra (3 total) – one extra window/door at 12:00 (main door and two side windows at 6:00)
  3. No side windows + 1 or 2 windows (1 or 2 total) –  One or two windows at 12:00 (Main door at 6:00)

8-wall (28 ft diameter)

  1. Side Windows (2 total) – one on either side of the door connected with a hinge.
  2. Side Windows + one extra (3 total) – one extra window/door at 12:00 (main door and two side windows at 6:00)
  3. No side windows + 1 or 2 windows (1 or 2 total) –  One or two windows at 12:00 (Main door at 6:00) 

Our all-natural, extra thick, fire and bug-resistant sheep wool felt insulation is of the highest quality and a superb insulator. You cannot find anything like it outside of Mongolia. 

It will come as two overlapping wall pieces that are tied onto the yurt frame and two overlapping roof pieces that also overlap with the wall felt. However, if you have added windows or extra doors, the wall, felt and cover configuration could change. 

Please see our Felt Insulation page for more detailed information.

Our canvas is made from 100% cotton. It is durable, breathable, all-natural, and mostly waterproof. It has not been treated with chemicals or added synthetics to make it 100% waterproof 100% of the time. You can treat it further to increase its waterproofing capabilities or have additional synthetic layers for wetter climates. Please contact us for more information.

Specific cover details:

  • Thin white cotton sheet-like base layer for the roof that goes under the felt on top of the roof poles. This can be removed. Its main purpose is to keep the felt layer clean. 
  • Water-repellent dark green cotton canvas that goes on top of the felt insulation layer. It will be in two pieces. One for the front half, one for the back half.
  • Water-repellent white cotton canvas with decorative detail. This will be in one piece with overlapping ends to help hold it in place. The decorative detail is sewn onto the canvas in two spots: 1) around the crown/roof opening and 2) around the door frame.
  • Crown Cover – water-repellent cotton canvas cover with decorative detail on two of the four edges. This is a very large square piece of canvas with ropes on each of the four corners. It covers the crown/roof opening. The ropes can be used from the ground to pull the cover open and closed. Two of the four edges have decorative detail sewn on.  
  • White cotton canvas decorative skirt for the bottom of the top layer of white canvas.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have added windows or extra doors, the wall, felt, and cover configuration could change. 

 

Below is more information about each cover color detail that is matched with each color of yurt. You can change this color on request, just let us know!

Yurt Color

White Cover Color Detail

Orange/Turquoise

Blue

Orange

Blue

Red

Red

Turquoise

Blue

Blue

Blue

Green 

Blue

Sage

Blue

No Base Color and Carved

Dark Brown

  • This is an imprinted, creme-color, rayon-like material with color trim. 
  • It is used to protect the felt, hide the walls, or as decoration. 
  • It is attached through small loops on the top of the wall hanging and a long nylon cord that weaves through the wall hanging and behind the roof poles. 
  • The color trim would match the color on the outer white canvas cover. See “colors” for more detail.
  • Please see below for photos.
  • All of the wood parts are made from locally sourced and renewable larch, birch, or pine woods. 
  • All wood parts except the walls (the door, windows, roof poles, center support poles, and crown/roof) are hand-painted with a base color and beautiful designs in the Uyanga style from central Mongolia. They are then covered with lacquer.  
  • All paint is lead-free paint imported from Europe.
  • The ropes are made from horse and yak hair. Some nylon rope is used for packaging.

Please find a pricing chart below. For your convenience, you can also build your yurt in our shopping cart. Start by selecting your size.