I save images from around the internet to serve as references and inspirations for projects and dreams. I have wanted to build a yurt (ger) for many years now but never quite seem to get around to it. Other projects spring up and I’m not desperate for housing but it is still something floating out there on the edge of my mind. While looking through images, mostly from Tumblr and Flickr, I thought I would share some traditional images I’ve found because I’ll bet I’m not the only one interested. Prior to the internet, I remember very few people knowing what these were unless you were into Asian culture or alternative dwellings, but now they seem to have a great following again. To me, they are a sensible dwelling with very low impact on the earth, can pack down small enough to haul all over the country, yet provide a spacious, weatherproof habitation. If they are constructed of all natural materials there will be little trace when they are abandoned and nothing to overflow the landfills. All of these images are reposted from elsewhere but I have tried to link them to the source where I found them when possible.
I’ll add more when I get the time. Looking at the details fires up my urge to craft a yurt of my own.