Own a unique and beautiful piece of nomadic heritage with our Mongolian gers!

The traditional Mongolian ger is a handmade, felt-covered, wooden frame structure used by nomadic cultures across Asia. The ger is known as a “yurt” in Turkic languages.

Gers are excellent for a wide variety of purposes. It can be used as a primary house, guest room, office, yoga space, or anything else you can imagine!

*** Next order date is May 31, 2020 with delivery in August / September 2020 ***

*All proceeds support FIRE’s work in Mongolia. $1,000 from the cost of each ger is tax deductible. Please let us know if you need a tax-deductible receipt.

The Mongolian ger has two key components: the wooden frame and the felt and covers.  A ger is essentially a sturdy, portable well-insulated felt tent. Gers are designed to be easily dismantled and moved on the backs of camels and yaks. Mongolians will move their camp 4-10 times a year and can break down and set back up their entire home in a few hours.

Our authentic Mongolian gers are hand-painted with traditional designs and constructed of renewable materials. They are fair trade, bought directly from a local Mongolian manufacturer whom FIRE has been working with since 2006. Each ger is unique and made to order.

The base price includes the wood frame; all natural, thick, felt insulation cover; two canvas covers; two layered door; window frame inserts for the crown; and delivery to Flagstaff, AZ. Color, height, window and alternative delivery options are available.

  • All of the wood parts are made from locally sourced and renewable larch, birch or pine woods.
  • The door, roof poles, and roof crown are hand-painted with beautiful traditional Mongolian design using lead-free paint.
  • The ropes are made from yak hair.
  • The lattice walls are tied together with camel sinew.
  • The felt is 5/8 of an inch thick, all natural sheep wool that has been cleaned and processed in a factory. Factory processing makes the felt an even thickness, very clean, with no sheep smell and more bug resistant.
  • The door, roof poles, and roof crown are hand-painted with beautiful traditional Mongolian design using lead-free paint.
  • The ropes are made from yak hair.
  • The lattice walls are tied together with camel sinew.
  • The felt is 5/8 of an inch thick, all natural sheep wool that has been cleaned and processed in a factory. Factory processing makes the felt an even thickness, very clean, with no sheep smell and more bug resistant.

The list below is the parts a typical ger comes with. The number of each part depends on the size ger you choose. These gers consist of:

    • Roof poles
    • Expandable, wood lattice wall sections
    • Roof crown with a smoke hole and window frame inserts
    • Two center support poles
    • Double layer wooden door with the outside being a full door and the inside split into a double door
    • All ties and ropes
    • Durable factory-processed natural felt covering
    • Two water repellent canvas covers, one decorative
    • Cotton liner

Each ger is a unique hand-made cultural item. Traditional Mongolian gers differ from the more modern Western yurts. Our Mongolian gers do not have windows, although large windows can be purchased at as an upgrade (pictured). In Mongolian gers, the roof slopes lower at the interior walls (you cannot fully stand at the edges of the walls). The source of light is the open door and the roof crown (you can finish the roof crown with glass or plastic for a more permanent setup).

However, its stout frame is extremely sturdy with its center roof crown supports. These gers are made for the a harsh climate and can withstand wind, temporary snowpack (remove snowpack daily), and stay incredibly warm inside — you can even install a wood-burning stove inside with the pipe exiting the roof crown.

  • We place orders with Mongolia on a revolving basis. Check our website for our next order date.
  • All gers are presold with full payment made prior to construction, unless other arrangements have been made.
  • We ship containers from Mongolia to Flagstaff, AZ. The price includes all shipping to Flagstaff.
  • Once an order is placed, it will take 3-4 months for your ger to arrive in the United States.
  • The gers are made to order. They take a few weeks to make in Mongolia. From Mongolia, the container goes by train to Shanghai, China and then onto a ship that travels to Long Beach, CA. From California, the container comes to Flagstaff, AZ by truck. In Flagstaff, it is held for pick up or shipped on to its final destination based on the arrangements you may have made.
  • Each step of the process can vary in its length of time. The paint on the ger dries slower in the cold winter months. Holidays in Mongolia and China can vary the time between production completion and being put on the ship. There is only way into China from Mongolia by train. The process can get backed up at the China border. As well, a ship traveling around the world is not on a fixed schedule.
  • We will keep in close contact with you through the process and update you at every step of the way.
  • If you live within driving distance of Flagstaff, we can hold the ger for you for up to seven days from the day of delivery for no charge. We can hold it for extra days for an additional $25 per day.
  • A 5-wall ger weighs about 1200 pounds and will fit in a well packed, full-size truck with a cab.
  • If you don’t live in Flagstaff or even the United States, we can still get the ger to you for an extra charge. Please see the “Additional Shipping Options” section for more information.

Shipping Included

Shipping to Flagstaff, Arizona by sea container and overland trucks is included in the cost of the ger. This includes all import fees and taxes. We can hold a ger in Flagstaff for pick up for seven days from the day of delivery. Each day over seven is a fee of $25 per day. To pick up a ger, you would need at least a full size pick up truck, depending on the size ger you choose. Having a rack and/or extended cab is helpful.  A 5-wall ger weighs about 1,200 pounds.

Shipping by sea container to the continental United States

If you do not live close enough to Flagstaff to pick up your ger, we can send it to you from Flagstaff by truck. The cost for this varies depending on your location and the number of gers we are delivering to you. Contact us today for more information and detailed pricing.

Shipping outside the continental United States or need it fast? We ship by air.

Do you need it sooner than 3-4 months ? We can also ship by air to anywhere in the United States. Gers can also be shipped anywhere by air freight including Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. 

Please see below for the additional shipping cost for this delivery option.
To LA, NYC, Miamai, DC, San Francisco, Atlanta — $3,000 + land transportation.
To Germany – $2,500 + land transportation and import fees and taxes.
To Hawaii – $2,500 + land transportation and import fees and taxes.

All locations are available for air shipping. Contact us today if you do not see your preferred location.

PLEASE NOTE:  

  • Delivery is 3-4 weeks from the date of order
  • This is air freight.
  • Because it is a smaller shipping space the crown/roof of the ger comes in two parts that are screwed together.
  • The above costs are for shipping from Mongolia to the country’s port of entry only.
  • The customer is responsible for all other expenses including customs fees and related expenses including duties, taxes and/or VAT required for customs clearance.
  • It will also be the customer’s responsibility to work with a local freight forwarding broker and to make arrangements for pick-up at the airport or for further transportation within the country to your final location.
  • If you are shipping by air to the United States, we can help you with the local broker arrangements.
  • All gers are made to order and prepaid.
  • Payments can be made by check, Paypal, credit card, cash, money order or wire.
  • $100 discount for all non-credit card payments.
  • Payment plans are available with a finance fee.
  • All sales are final once delivered or picked up.
  • A 20% cancelation fee will be applied to any canceled orders. Refunds on canceled orders can take up to one year to be applied.
  • Please call us at 928-779-2288 or send us an email to learn more about owning your very own unique piece of nomadic heritage! We look forward to speaking with you!
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