A source for information on renting, building and living in yurts in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

What is a yurt?
A yurt is a portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel (tüýnük) usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheep's wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.
Traditional Mongolian Yurt

Michigan Upper Peninsula is a wilderness paradise with ample opportunities to use this awesome structure. Yurts are available to rent at Michigan State Parks and a few resorts and private locations throughout the U.P.

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Some cool links on yurts:

How to Live in a Yurt: 11 steps (with pictures) - wikiHow

www.wikihow.com › ... › Home and Garden › Sustainable Living
"However, it is like most lifestyle choices in life, entirely up to you whether or not you're adding a yurt for permanent or nomadic reasons, or anything in between ..."

Yurt village - Mount Bohemia

May 17, 2012 – Mount Bohemia - Extreme Skiing - Upper Peninsula of Michigan ... of the mountain including the EXTREME BACKCOUNTRY are now open!

What the Heck is a Yurt | Things To Do In The U.P.

Nov 30, 2012 – A yurt is a round, dome like structure that's been around for centuries but is now gaining popularity in the state parks of the U.S. Photos and ...

Mongolian yurts catching on in Upper Peninsula | MLive.com

www.mlive.com › Michigan Outdoors
Jun 20, 2009 – "Tucked in what Doug Barry calls Michigan's "most remote state park" is a round, roomy piece of modernized Central Asian antiquity."

Yurt - National Geographic Education

Many nomadic cultures of North America developed dwellings similar to the yurt. Tipis and wigwams are, like yurts, easy to set up and take down, and a few pack ...

Yurt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turkmen woman at the entrance to a yurt in Turkestan; 1913 picture by .... of building ayurt from raw materials in pictures and text; Kazakh Yurt Set-Up by ...
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