Latest Yurt Stories

2012-07-12 23:00:39

Attracted to living the simple life in yurts, owners seek MoldOff to remove mold and mildew, drawn to it especially because it is eco-friendly and highly effective for cleaning the material used to make yurts. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Taking a page out of the Mongolians´ age old building plans, modern man is embracing yurts´ charming cupcake-shaped dwellings once again. So much so that Pacific Yurts in Cottage Grove, Oregon, one of the oldest yurt manufacturers in the...

2009-08-13 14:59:02

British archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a dwelling built 8,000 to 9.000 years ago on the Isle of Man. The site in Ronaldsway was discovered during work to extend the runway on the island's main airport, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. The shelter, believed to have been made of animal skins supported on substantial wooden posts, is the oldest dwelling to be found in the British Isles. It dates several thousand years before Stonehenge and not long after the retreat of the last...

2009-06-20 13:15:00

The supervisor of Craig Lake State Park says a growing number of visitors have been using the Michigan park's yurt, a traditional Mongolian shelter. Park Supervisor Doug Barry said numerous visitors to the 7,000-acre site have been renting the yurt installed a year and a half ago on the shores of Teddy Lake, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press reported Saturday. I see a lot of those adventurous young people renting them, but I also see a couple dads and a couple sons out for fishing trips, Barry...

2009-05-19 22:26:19

Take extra care that burns do not mar Memorial Day weekend barbecues, a U.S. doctor warns. Dr. Roger Yurt, director of the Hearst Burn Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, recommends not starting up a propane grill before checking it out first and inspecting the propane tank and hoses for leaks, dents, cracks or corrosion. Remember to always light the match before turning on the propane gas, Yurt advises in a statement. Those using a charcoal grill need to...

2009-02-20 12:19:48

A man living in a tent in the British county of Devon must pack up and leave since his makeshift home doesn't have planning approval, council officials say. The North Devon Council has informed Ray Spice that the Mongolian-style yurt he shares with his partner, Sarah, and their two cats could only be built legally with planning permission, The Daily Mail said Friday. A yurt is essentially a glorified tent with lattice-framing, the Mail said. Spice's yurt featured a felt covering and portable...

2008-10-02 00:00:10

By GINNY WARE Students at South Devon College will be learning extra lessons in eco-friendliness thanks to the official opening of a fourth century tent at the Paignton site. The Mongolian tent structure - known as a yurt - is the college's latest construction in the Environment and Land-Based department. It was opened by the director of the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Dominic Acland, and surprise guest Teignbridge MP Richard Younger Ross. Yurts are thought to have been used...

2008-09-26 00:00:18

A college has installed an eco-friendly yurt on its campus as a way to practise what it teaches. South Devon College's environment and land-based section installed the portable tent-like structure as its new classroom for students studying environmental courses. Thought to have been used by nomadic tribes as early as the fourth century BC, yurts use naturally sustainable products like wood for the frame and cotton for the canvas. In winter they are insulated with wool or animal fibre...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.