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The Original Pacific Yurt is a round recreational living structure that is easy to install, strong and comfortable year round. Custom options include French doors, custom colors, insulation and much more. Pacific Yurts sets the highest standard for quality, service and proven performance. As the original designer and manufacturer of the modern yurt, the company has built an unrivaled track record of success and innovation.
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What is a yurt?
Once described as “an architectural wonder” by Architectural Digest, the traditional nomadic home of Mongolia and surrounding regions, typically referred to as a Ger, has been widely used for thousands of years. Key factors in defining a yurt are that it is portable, circular, has an accordion lattice wall, a tension band, radial rafters leading up to a central compression ring and is covered in felt or fabric. Pacific Yurts’ respect for the ingenious, practical design of this amazing structure inspired them to establish the first modern yurt company.
There are several variations of the basic design and different names used for the structure. Of these variations there are two main types, the Ger and the bentwood yurt (also known as the Üy). The Mongolian Ger is the older design, which has a relatively heavy center ring (known as the crown or tono) and straight rafters (known as uni) spanning from the center ring to the lattice wall (known as the khana). This is the design that the modern Pacific Yurt was inspired by and patterned after.
The Pacific Yurt is an adaptation of the beloved shelter used by Central Asian nomads for centuries. The compact shape of the yurt and combination of lightweight members in tension and compression mean that the structure is highly efficient in maximizing strength while minimizing the use of materials.
Pacific Yurts’ state-of-the-art version retains the sense of wholeness of the ancient form while delivering the structural integrity, longevity and low maintenance demanded by modern users. Connecting the ancient wisdom of the traditional design with modern technology, the company believes that this structure can be highly beneficial in providing practical, sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for a variety of modern uses. (Read more about Pacific Yurts’ modern variation here.)
How are yurts used?
Individual owners find many uses for their yurts, from a guest house or studio to a romantic getaway or vacation cabin. Park systems and resorts worldwide are using Pacific Yurts as lodging in a vast range of outdoor recreation settings.
And these are just a few of the multitude of personal, business and government applications in which you’ll find our remarkably versatile, all-weather yurts. Pacific Yurts offer the freedom to put your plans into action, by providing a new way to meet old challenges.
Why Pacific Yurts?
As the original and world’s leading manufacturer of modern yurts, Pacific Yurts is proud to be known as the company that is devoted to quality, performance and creating satisfied customers. Beyond competitive pricing and outstanding service, they offer a benefit of even greater value, the confidence that comes when you know you have invested wisely.
Pacific Yurts doesn’t cut corners. Committed to the finest craftsmanship, they use only the highest quality materials in their award winning yurts and engineer them for strength, durability, and long-term value. Nothing compares to the Pacific Yurt.
Read ASJ’s article Celebrating 40 Years of Portable Structures by Leonie Sherman here.
Learn more at PacificYurts.com.