Modern Yurts: The Nomad

The traditional yurt — first used in the nomadic cultures of Central Asia — is being modernized and marketed towards the rich glampers of today. Leading this trend is the Nomad (above) yurt by Ecoshack. For a cool $6,800 USD you get a kit containing everything you need to construct the most advanced yurt currently available — complete with a “beautifully sealed and sanded platform floor surface.” An extra $1,500 will get you a WeatherMax cover to keep the rain out.

Cool, but expensive. If you’re looking to build your own yurt, there are plenty of resources online to make a cheaper version of the Nomad. Start with Dan Kuehn’s Mongolian Cloud Houses: How to Make a Yurt and Live Comfortably. [via]