YOURTA’s mission is to bring the ancient craft and rituals of yurts to the modern world. We do this with care, respect and love.
YOURTA can be an extra room for guests, a retreat, a space for meditation or for celebrations. It is your hideaway. A place to create modern rituals. Our yurts need no planning permission or special construction equipment, only the space of its footprint.
Our yurts are handmade in Kyrgyzstan on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, every strut and every stitch contains generations of technique.
We use only natural, sustainable materials sourced locally to make our yurts. Like ‘Turpan Tal’ willow, steam bent for the ribs and beams, and felted wool for insulation. Even the paint for the frame is natural.
Interior decoration is essential to Central Asian yurts, with crafted pieces made of natural reed, wool and felt. Fine bands and coloured tassels hang from beams, felt rugs and down cushions create softness. All are handmade and use traditional appliqué and embroidery techniques.
Our traditions live in harmony with modern life. You can create a beautiful environment that suits you perfectly, inside and out. Even the structure of your YOURTA can be personalised. It can be painted white or red, or kept as natural willow.