For thousands of years, ancient nomadic people used yurts for shelter while living off grid. The yurt is the round structured traditional dwelling of Central Asia nomads.
The yurts were valued for their stability, simple assembly and portability
Being round, yurts made better use of space, were highly efficient to heat and provided less wind resistance.
Today, yurts have made their way into western society. Though the people don’t move around on mules like nomads did, yet the yurts you find today are not so different than those of long ago. Traditional yurts were heavy and not highly portable to fit into a car.
To overcome this drawback, Trakke a Scottish outdoors company has transformed the nomadic yurt into a modern and lightweight portable dwelling perfect for garden parties to off-grid living.
Trakke joined hands with designer Uula Jero, to create a modern yurt ‘Jero’ that’s more than 50 percent lighter and compact enough to fit in a typical car.
The Jero is built from canvas and lightweight marine plywood, with stainless steel hardware and polyester rope. While a traditional yurt can weigh up to 1,102 lb (500 kg), the Jero is significantly lighter at 242 lb (110 kg).
The Jero Yurt is available online at www.trakke.co.uk for around US$7,500.