Brightly colored carpets adorn the floor and interior walls of a yurt, a domed tent used by nomads

Brightly colored carpets adorn the floor and interior walls of a yurt, a domed tent used by nomads

A yurt in Chingissin, Mongolia. Nomadic architecture creates some of the most flexible spaces in architecture and has for most of human history.  Not only do most nomadic structure have an open plan, they also are so flexible that they collapse and can travel with you.

A yurt in Chingissin, Mongolia. Nomadic architecture creates some of the most flexible spaces in architecture and has for most of human history. Not only do most nomadic structure have an open plan, they also are so flexible that they collapse and can travel with you.

Yurt. A yurt is a Mongolian tent.  Or, you could look at it as a house with canvas and lattice walls.  Portable.

Yurt. A yurt is a Mongolian tent. Or, you could look at it as a house with canvas and lattice walls. Portable.

How to Build Your Own Mongolian Yurt

How to build your own mongolian yurt

California Modern Backyard Yurt I'd love to do something like this :) dreams can come true.

Mongolian Yurt - The yurt is the traditional dwelling of the nomads in Mongolia, as well as in the neighbouring countries, as far as Turkey.  It is a tent-like structure made from a wooden frame and covered by wool felt.  A traditional yurt is very easy to collapse and assemble again, and it can be transported on no more than three animals (horses, camels, yaks).  The constructive principle has changed little since Genghis Khan's times.

Mongolian Yurt - The yurt is the traditional dwelling of the nomads in Mongolia, as well as in the neighbouring countries, as far as Turkey. It is a tent-like structure made from a wooden frame and covered by wool felt. A traditional yurt is very easy to collapse and assemble again, and it can be transported on no more than three animals (horses, camels, yaks). The constructive principle has changed little since Genghis Khan's times.

A yurt... a portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

A yurt... a portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

nomads door  “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you Don't go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep! People are going back and forth  across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,The door is round and open Don't go back to sleep!” (Rumi)

nomads door “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you Don't go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,The door is round and open Don't go back to sleep!” (Rumi)

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