The Yurt, Part 1
On the steppes, the typical yurt,
Mongolian nomads assert,
Is far easier to erect,
Than most people expect,
When the family all labors in concert.
All the information above about the yurt is factually accurate. “Yurt” is a Russian word, by the way. Native Mongolians call it a ger (pronounced “gair”). It can go up in an hour, which well suits nomadism, and it’s surprisingly spacious, using ingenious traditional construction techniques and materials.