Yurt is a unique home that was firstly used by people in Central Asia as portable homes. Compared with traditional homes, Yurt homes are cheaper. They usually come in one-room dwellings, but they can be expanded to include some additional room such as modern kitchens and bathrooms.
The traditional designs of Yurt consist of a collapsible wooden frame with felt walls and a hole in the center of the roof for light and ventilation. The frame of the house is self-supporting and it is ideally suited for withstanding earthquakes and high winds. The designs of modern Yurt consist of a wider variety of materials with more advanced insulation and durable canvas for walls. The design of the entrance consists of a wooden frame with wooden doors for the doorway. Yurt homes are used worldwide not only for homes, but also for camping structures, guesthouses, home offices, meeting rooms, storage areas and recreation rooms. they are very ideal for campers because yurts are portable, durable and adaptable to many terrains, so they are very appropriate for adventurous people. Also, yurts are environmentally friendly because they are simple, lightweight construction, so they have a minimal impact to the surrounding environment. Yurt homes are also easy to construct and less expensive to maintain making them very appropriate for camping grounds. In a simple Yurt design, the stove is the central piece of furniture serving as the heater as well as the cooking appliance. Some traditional Yurt furnishings include embroidered tapestries, pillows and woven rugs. Embroidered designs are the symbol of local cultural significance. Modern Yurt comes in many sizes making them very suitable for modern furnishings like beds, sofas, toilets and bathtubs.
The benefits of Yurt homes make them very suitable for several purposes and they are used from one generation to another generation worldwide.