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Yurt (jurtta) Overview

Cool in the summertime, warm in the snow: a yurt is an event in itself! Perfect for all kinds of occasions: parties, workshops, weekend breaks, weddings, christenings, work groups, team-building, luxury camping, cafe premises, summer holidays, exhibition and retail space – the list goes on and on!

Large yurt

350e/day, 1,200e/week
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Holds: 30
Sleeps: 10
Origin: Finland
Year: 2011
Manufactured: Hand-built from locally sourced wood
Frame: birch
Cover: weatherproofed canvas
Diameter: 5m
Area: 20m2
Wall height: 1.5m
Total height: 2.5m
Erection time: 3 hours
Take down time: 2 hours

Small (sauna) yurt

350e/day, 1,200e/week
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Holds: 18 people for sauna
Sleeps: 4
Origin: Finland
Year: 2011
Manufactured: Hand-built from locally sourced wood
Frame: birch
Cover: weatherproofed canvas
Diameter: 4m
Area: 12m2
Wall height: 1.5m
Total height: 2.3m
Erection time: 3 hours
Take down time: 2 hours

 

Pricing

Rent Duration
      1 yurt
2 yurts
1 day (12 noon – 7pm)
2 days (til 7pm following day)
3 days
7 days
14 days
350 euros
550 euros
700 euros
1,250 euros
2,000 euros
600 euros
1050 euros
1250 euros
2,100 euros
3,500 euros
The price includes:
  • Erection and dismantling.
  • Wood-burning stove.
  • Benches, 2 stoves, 9-litre water-heater, buckets/ladles etc. (Sauna yurt only)
  • Transport inside Helsinki (within Kehä 3).
Extras:
  • Firewood is not included in the price. It is usually freely available on Finnish campsites. It can be bought from me for 10e per box (see here). The sauna typically requires 1 box to heat it up, then 1 box per hour to keep it piping hot.
  • Bed: The hand-made double bed is 2m long x 1.4m wide. Includes a thick mattress and all the linen, sheets and pillows. 40e per day, 160e per week. The bed can be seen here.
  • Benches: our hand-made aspen benches are included with the sauna yurt. Otherwise they may be hired at 5e per bench per day, 20e per bench per week. 6 benches sit around the walls and hold 18 people. View them here.
  • Water-heater: a 9-litre water-heater attachment for the stove is included with the sauna yurt. Otherwise it may be hired at 5e per day, 20e per week.
  • Transport outside Helsinki: 1 euro charged per km as driven from Helsinki and back again. Unlimited millage. Fuel included.


The yurts can pod together to create a total internal area of 32 square metres.

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Usage


Cool in the summertime, warm in the snow: a yurt is an event in itself! Perfect for all kinds of occasions: parties, workshops, weekend breaks, weddings, christenings, work groups, team-building, luxury camping, cafe premises, summer holidays, exhibition and retail space – the list goes on and on! In Finnish law it is a tent so it may be legally erected in e.g. National Parks. The yurt is free standing and needs no guy ropes to hold it down, so it can be erected on e.g. concrete.

This particular design is from Mongolia where the temperatures are extreme, so the yurt is easily heated up in the coldest winter temperatures and remains cool in the summer. An added bonus in Finland where mosquitoes can be a problem is that the tar coating on the poles acts as an effective repellent.

 

 

History


Yurts have been around for 2,500 years and are still the dwelling place of choice across vast areas of Asia while their versatile design and exquisite form has made them increasingly popular in the West. Their enduring popularity is testament to their unique synthesis of form and function – beautiful works of art whose ingenious design keeps its inhabitants cosy in the winter and cool in the summer in the extreme conditions of Mongolian desert and steppe. It stands firm in the roughest storms with no need for guy ropes or supporting central columns, and in warm weather the open crown draws warm air up, ensuring a steady flow of cooling.air. Genghis Khan forged and ruled his empire from a yurt, and their portability played a key role in his successful conquests.

 

 

Traditional symbolism


A Mongolian yurt (ger) is more than a simple shelter – it can be seen as a mandala of the entire universe, which is represented in its construction. The roof is the sky and the crown (tono) the sun and entrance to the upper world, which can be accessed by shamans. The hearth contains the 5 basic elements: fire, earth, metal, wood and water (in the kettle).

The 5-metre yurt has 52 roof poles and 4 sets of 7 radial spars in the crown, representing the cycles of time. As the sun shines through the crown the light moves around the wall, and anyone who has spent even a short time in a yurt quickly learns to tell the time of day by its position.

 

 

Testimonials

“On a freezing cold day in Helsinki it was great to come across this little piece of Mongolia and shelter inside the warm yurt enjoying hot soup and tea!” - Fran Weaver, Helsinki

 

 

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