October 24, 2012

What is a yurt?

"What is a yurt?" is a question we keep getting.  Here is how the company we bought them from describes them.  The Pacific Yurt is a modern adaptation of the ancient 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.
The Pacific Yurt is a lightweight, low-cost, state-of-the-art version that retains the sense of wholeness of the ancient form while delivering the structural integrity, longevity and low maintenance demanded by modern users.
Though generally classified as a tent, the yurt is much stronger and weathertight. The Pacific Yurt is a circular structure that consists of a durable fabric cover, tension band and a wood frame that includes a lattice wall, radial rafters, central compression ring and a framed door.
We now have 3 yurts are at Camp Molly Lauman. It has taken the last few months to get the up.  What do you think?  
Rentals are available starting Dec 1st.  They are heated and available through the winter.  They have electricity. The cost is $10 per yurt per night, and they sleep 8 in bunk beds. 
We are having a little contest to see who gets to be the first to sleep in the yurts.  Check it out on Camp Molly Lauman's facebook page.

 Please tell us what you think in the comments section.  


  1. I cannot wait to spend a weekend in a yurt!!

  2. looks like alot of fun. going to talk to girls about comming and giving it a try!!