Ger is the name used by the
Mongolians to describe their yurt; the word actually
means home. The two words are interchangeable
as almost every home in Mongolia is a yurt.
The Mongolian ger has many straight roof poles, and a heavy timber crown. The walls are in collapsible trellis sections or Khana. Easy to transport,
quick to put up and very robust.
|Seventeen foot standard ger
|Seventeen foot ger at night
I studied yurt making in Mongolia and
our designs are closely based on the traditional ger.
However the climate and materials available in Mongolia
are very different than in Europe. We have made a number
of modifications to this design to make the ger better
suited for UK use.
The differences between our gers and
Mongolian yurts are:
- Steeper roof pitch to improve water
runoff and give more headroom.
- Waterproof canvas covers.
- Made from top quality English hardwoods.
- Durable modern ropes, cordage and fittings used throughout.
- Wider wall pole spacing on standard gers gives a light
yet very strong frame.
- Higher door frames for easy access.
|Twelve foot traditional ger frame
|Traditional ger (note: tight pole spacing)
||Fourteen foot basic ger (note: wider spacing)
Our gers are made from English ash and oak. Wall poles
are sawn and planed to size, then rounded and the ends shaped, steam-bent,
sanded and oiled to give a very beautiful, strong and
durable ger. The roof poles are shaped in the traditional
way with a round shaft and a long square tapered
head. Our crowns are beautifully made form solid English oak.
We make two types of ger in sizes ranging from ten
feet (2.75m) to twenty-four feet (7.3m) in diameter.
These are our most poular yurts. Wall can be four or five feet high, the four foot wall is easy to transport in most cars. Built to be easy to transport, quick to put up, beautiful and sturdy. Ideal for luxurious family camping. Sturdy enough for permanent use. Economical for holiday rental.
Traditional gersNEW FOR 2015. A yurt for all seasons.
These are the finest yurts we make. Our traditional
gers have a five-foot (1.5m) high wall, nine inch wall
pole spacing; very sturdy with plenty of headroom. Ideal as permanent homes or for holiday rental.
Our designs have proved robust an relaible for many years. But people use yurts for different reasons. For summer camping the yurt needs to be easy to transport and quick to put up. If the yurt is up, but little used during a very damp autumn in wetter areas an additional PVC fabric roof cover is recommended. During the winter a felt liner will help you to keep warm.
|Ger near Ulan Bator, Mongolia
||Ger, Quicktime movie (click to start)
|Sixteen foot ger used as a shop
||Twenty-one foot ger in shopping centre
Easy to transport with a collapsible door frame and a zipped canvas door.
Two Season ger
Has a solid wooden door for a more homely feel, added security and style.
Three season ger
Has an additional sturdy roof cover made from waterproof PVC fabric.
Four season Ger
Has a felt liner to keep the heat in.
Has a white or coloured liner to brighten the inside and hide the felt.