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What are yurts made of?

A yurt is a portable, circular dwelling made of a lattice of flexible poles and covered in felt or other fabric. They are a sturdy, reliable type of tent. Yurts have been the primary style of home in Central Asia, particularly Mongolia, for thousands of years.

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Consequently, what are Mongolian yurts made of?

wool felt

Likewise, why are yurts important? There are high winds on the plains of central Asia so the round dwelling needed to be wind resistant. Because of it's round shape a yurt is easier to heat than most dwellings. This of course would be very important in Mongolia where there are few trees or combustible material.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how are yurts built?

Traditional yurts are made with wooden slat lattice walls supporting sapling beams held together at the top by a wooden ring. The roof beams exert pressure on the lattice walls, which are held in tension by leather strapping running around the perimeter of the building.

Do yurts have windows?

All yurts have windows, but it's the dome, the crowning glory on top that allows daylight to fill the interior.

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