Considering a bunky for the cottage, a gazebo by the pool, a play room, or an event space to gain a little extra room? I suspect a yurt may not be the first thing that comes to mind.
What is a yurt anyway?
GroovyYurts, a Montreal-based company that makes and rents authentic Mongolian yurts brings this centuries-old mobile home to market. The company describes a yurt, or ger in Mongolia, as “…the traditional dwelling of Central Asian nomads. Made to resist extreme climates, the circular-domed abode is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Easily dismantled, the yurt is portable and self-supporting. The ingenious structure requires neither nail nor ground fastening. Its “walls” consist of crossed wooden strips in a lattice arrangement fixed together in a circle by braided horse hair.”
(If you want to check out GroovyYurts, they will be featured at the 2013 International Home Show at the International Centre in Mississauga this November 7-10.)
Aside from yurts’ obvious practicality, they are stunning architectural and design structures and have many modern-day uses. There’s pool yurt, special event yurt, play house yurt and even a glamping yurt.
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Find more on GroovyYurts and other cool things at the International Home Show which includes The Better Living Boomer Show and the Interior Decorating Show. The show features more than 400 exhibitors, celebrity seminars at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga. Show hours are Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for children 8 and under, $12 for youth (9-18), seniors $9 (online) or $12 (door), $15 per adult.