The yurt is a circular self-supporting structure. The frame comprises of several elements: the latticed Wall trellis', the Roof poles (curved or straight), an integral Door Frame, and a Top Wheel. When assembled in order bring the structure together with a certain harmonious, rhythmic beauty. Each piece of wood is chosen, worked and shaped by hand for its specific purpose.
We use either sawn ash, coppiced ash or coppiced chestnut wood ; the coppiced frames look and ‘feel’ more rustic, while the sawn wood frames have a regularity that gives a very graceful shape to the yurt. (See More)
After cutting the wood is striped or planed, steamed in vapour for several hours, and bent on jigs to give it its form before hand finishing to bring out its natural beauty.
The central wheel or tonoo has crossed bracing sticks, which give it a domed shape. Traditionally, these form the shape of a cross, but we also like to play with other geometrical patterns…