What is a yurt? It is a circular type of tent used by Nomads back in the 1800's. It was a portable round tent covered with skins or felt with an opening in the center of the top much like a teepee. The opening was very important because they would build a fire in the center of the room and the hole in the top would allow the smoke to escape.The nomads were always on the move so this was perfect for taking their homes with them.
Today yurts are built on a wooden platforms, they are made constructed with modern materials such as wooden or metal framing and canvas with a plexiglass dome. Ours 30 foot yurt with wrap around deck, open concept, self contained sleeps 8-10 people.