These beautiful, hand-crafted, custom-made, and sustainably produced Mongolian yurts are made with all-natural materials. The original, portable tiny home is affordable and easy to set up in a backyard or off-grid with endless potential uses. Each one is made to order. Select your color (including carved); choose your size (16 ft up to 28 ft in diameter); add windows and make the walls tall. The price includes shipping to Flagstaff, AZ. Shipping arrangements beyond Flagstaff can be made, and setup assistance is available.


**We are currently taking orders for delivery in August/September 2023.**

All proceeds support FIRE’s public health programs in Mongolia.

The millennia-old design of the Mongolian ger reflects Mongolian culture and climate. Its subtle sophistication generates strength, warmth, and artistic beauty. The word “yurt” originated from Turkish and was adopted by the Russians to describe these portable wood, felt, and canvas homes used across Central Asia for thousands of years in extreme winter conditions. “Yurt” is not a word in the Mongolian language, but it is a more familiar term outside of Mongolia rather than ger. For ease of communication, we will use “yurt” rather than “ger”.

The Mongolian yurt has two key components: the wooden frame and the covers. They are designed to be easily dismantled and moved on the backs of camels and yaks. Mongolians can break down and set up their entire home in a few hours. Today, 30% of Mongolia still lives as pastoral nomads in yurts, moving 4-10 times a year. Hundreds of thousands more live in yurts that have been set up for permanent residence on the edges of Mongolian cities in what are called “ger districts.”

Mongolian vs. Modern Yurts
The traditional Mongolian yurts differ from modern, “western” yurts mainly in material and dimensions. Mongolian Yurts are made for the harsh Mongolian climate which can get down to -40º in winter. They are also made to withstand the strong winds of the open steppe. The design and felt installation help them stay warm inside with a wood-burning stove.

Mongolian yurts are more stout, with shorter walls and a lower center height and roof pitch. The lower roof pitch and center point help to retain heat as well as create stability. The stout frame, coupled with the center support poles attached to the roof, gives maximum strength against winds and weather.

Mongolian yurts are made from all-natural materials, including yak hair ropes, camel sinew for wall ties, and all-natural sheep wool felt used as the main insulation. As opposed to western yurts with more synthetic material added.

Additional felt layers can be purchased for colder environments. Modifications can also be made for wetter climates.

Below is a video about our ger factory partners in Mongolia, Uyanga Khiitsiin Urguu.

The base price includes

  • The wood frame
      • Walls – expandable, wood lattice sections make of wood and tied together with camel sinew. Walls interlock with each other and are tied together with ropes to form the circle of the yurt.
      • Door – two-layered door, outer single panel door, and inner french door with small windows. Single doors can be ordered instead.
      • Crown/Roof – the center opening with 8 window openings, 4-7 feet in diameter, depending on our size.
      • Roof Poles – 60-100 poles with a loop on one end to attach to the walls.
      • Crown support poles – two center support poles that attach to the crown/roof, three for the 8-wall;
  • All necessary horse and yak hair ropes and ties;
  • All-natural, extra thick, fire and bug-resistant felt insulation – wall pieces and roof pieces that have been heavily cleaned and factory processed for consistent high quality;
  • Covers 
      • Thin white base layer for the roof, 
      • Water-repellent dark green canvas, 
      • Water-repellent white decorative canvas, 
      • Crown/roof cover, 
      • Decorative outer skirt; 
  • 10 window frame inserts for the 8 crown/roof openings so you can customize as needed
      • 8-glass panes with wood frames, 
      • 1-plastic with wood frame and hinge, 
      • 1-stove pipe opening;
  • Choice of seven colors: Orange/Turquoise, Orange, Red, Blue, Turquoise, Green and Sage. No base Color and carved have additional costs;
  • Delivery to Flagstaff, AZ



  • 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 imported from Europe.
  • The ropes are made from horse and yak hair.
  • The wood lattice walls are tied together with camel sinew.
  • The canvas covers are made from untreated cotton canvas.
  • The felt is 5/8 of an inch thick, all-natural sheep wool that has been cleaned and processed in a factory. Factory processing gives the felt an even thickness, making it very clean, less order, and more bug and fire-resistant.


Additional costs include

  • Making walls tall – For the 4-wall, this takes it from 4.6 ft to 5.6 ft. For the 5-wall, it increases the height from 4.9 ft to 6 ft. The 6-wall goes from 5.3 ft to 6 ft.
  • Adding windows 
      • Tall versus regular – if you have tall walls or the 8-wall, then you must have tall windows. Doors, walls, and windows must all be the same height.
      • Typical windows are placed on either side of the door, called “side windows.” But they can be placed in other locations for the 4, 5, and 6-wall yurts.
      • Two frames in one window, with the top one opening.
      • Two covers for each window – inside cotton-covered felt cover and outer canvas rain cover attached to the 
  • Color / Carved – Both carved and no base color, but detail painting is an extra charge.
  • Extra Felt – For cooler climates such as Montana, Alaska, the Dakotas, Idaho, Colorado, etc., a second layer of felt could be helpful for winter.
  • Inner Wall Cover – A cover for the inside of the walls, hiding the lattice. Made from a silky cream color material outlined in a color to match the white canvas detail.
  • Delivery / Set up – Contact us for more information.
  • We provide you with a 38-minute instructional video and a booklet illustrated with detailed photos to assist you in setting up your yurt. 
  • We are available by email and phone to help during the setup process.
  • We can also come out to your property and help set up for an additional fee.
    Our setup video is below.

Below is a short list of the measurements and dimensions of the different parts and aspects of the Mongolian Yurt. Please note: All measurements are estimates and can vary due to the hand-crafted nature and each one being unique.You will receive a similar detailed list of your specific yurt once construction has been completed.

These are images from our latest order in 2022. Please click on each thumbnail to see the full image and to navigate through all of the images. Please also let us know if you would like to see more images!

Have a western yurt but need better insulation? You can special order our amazing, thick, 100% all-natural sheep wool felt insulation. Wool is the ultimate insulator. It will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. With just a few measurements from you we can custom-make a felt insulation layer for your Western Yurt. Stay warmer this winter! Contact us today.

Shipping included to Flagstaff, AZ

  • Shipping from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to Flagstaff, Arizona, is included in the cost of the yurt. This includes all import fees and taxes, train transportation, cargo ship, trucking, and container costs. 
  • We can hold a yurt in Flagstaff for pick up for 30 days from the date of delivery in Flagstaff. Long-term storage options can be made after 30 days for $100-200 per month. 
  • To pick up the yurt, you will at least need a pick-up truck and trailer. Depending on the size of your yurt, some other options include a cargo van or UHaul truck. A 5-wall ger weighs about 1,200 pounds. 
  • We usually do not have the exact date and time for the container’s arrival in Flagstaff until 3-10 days before. Once the container reaches the California coast, the rest of the process happens quickly. However, we do share every update as soon as we receive it to aid in planning your pick-up logistics.

Below are some photos of 5 and 6-wall yurts loaded for transport in Flagstaff. And one photo of a 6-wall to be loaded without the door and no windows. When planning, please give special notice to the crown/roof diameter and crown/roof support poles length. These will be will largest, fixed measurements.

Ship from Flagstaff to other N. American locations

  • Yurts can be delivered beyond Flagstaff to your door within 30 days of their arrival in Flagstaff. This will be roughly $2.50 per mile. 
  • The cost for delivery can vary depending on location and the number of yurts being delivered there.
  • We have recently had success using UShip, which can also deliver to your door. 

Ship by air

  • We can ship by air anywhere in the World. 
  • Additional shipping costs start at $5,000 + land transportation and import fees and taxes.
  • Contact us today if you are interested in air freight.

Please Note:
•  Delivery is 12-16 weeks from the date of order
•  This is air freight and must be shipped to an air freight terminal.
•  Because it is a smaller shipping space the crown/roof of the ger comes in two parts that are screwed together.

•  Some country’s import rules and regulations could make this option impossible.
•  We can arrange shipping from Mongolia to the country’s port of entry only.
•  The customer is responsible for all other expenses and arrangements, including customs fees, duties, taxes and VAT required for customs clearance, working with a local freight forwarding broker to make arrangements for pick-up or for further transportation to your final location.
•  If you are shipping by air to the United States, we can help you with the local broker arrangements.


  • We take orders on a revolving basis. Please, check our website for our next order deadline and expected delivery date.
  • We ship 40-foot sea containers from Mongolia to Flagstaff, AZ. All import fees, taxes, and shipping to Flagstaff, AZ, are included.
  • Since Covid, shipping anywhere, especially around the world and especially through China, has become unpredictable. We estimate the arrival of your yurt to be 4-8 months from the time of order.
  • Patience is required as some things are beyond our control.
  • To begin, please choose your color, wall height, and add-ons.
  • We will then send an estimate or invoice.
  • All yurts are presold with full payment made prior to construction unless other arrangements have been made. Please see the Payment Terms section for more information.
  • Photos of your completed yurt setup and detailed measurements are sent after construction is complete.
  • Photos and regular updates are also sent as the container is loaded and sent on its way.
  • Once the yurt arrives in Flagstaff it can be held for 30 days for pickup or delivery arrangements to be made. Please see the Pickup and Shipping section for more information.

Production and transit time

  • The yurts take 3-6 weeks to make in Mongolia.
  • From Mongolia, the container goes by train to the seaport of Tianjin, near Beijing, China.
  • Then they are put onto a ship that travels to Long Beach, CA, with a stop in Busan, S. Korea.
  • From California, the container comes to Flagstaff, AZ, by truck.

Please note:
•  Each step of the process can vary in time length. For example, the paint on the yurt dries slower in the cold winter months. Holidays in Mongolia and China are many and sometimes one-week-long impacting the time between production completion and being put on the ship.

•  There is only one way into China from Mongolia by train. The process can get backed up at the China border, at the seaport, or even at the US border/seaport.
Shipping from Mongolia has been difficult since the onset of Covid. The length of transit time is unreliable. Patience is required as issues out of our control may arise.

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!

  • All yurts are made to order and prepaid.
  • A $1,000 tax-deductible receipt is included for each yurt.
  • $100 discount for each yurt paid without a credit card (bank transfer, PayPal bank debit, check, money order).
  • Payments can be made the following ways:
    • Link in the electronic invoice – credit card, debit card, bank transfer, Apple Pay
    • Check or Money Order Mailed to: FIRE, PO Box 22187, Flagstaff, AZ 86002
    • Cash 
    • Paypal (email address :
  • Payment plans are available with a finance fee.
    • 60% down payment
    • 2, 20% payments before the arrival of the yurts in LA.
    • 3% Finance fee
    • Additional 3% fee if paying with a credit card
  • 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 nine months to be applied until the yurt is resold.

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!

Seven base color options are included with the base price of the yurt. Orange/Turquoise, Orange, Red, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Sage.

Seven base color choices are included in the base price. These are Orange/Turquoise, Orange, Red, Blue, Turquoise, Green and Sage. No base Color and carved have additional costs.

Orange/turquoise (Mutli-color) (Default option)
Sage (This is a matte finish, rather than glossy and typically does not come with the hand-painted detail.)
Lacquered with black (extra charges will be applied)
Lacquered with color (extra charges will be applied)
Carved and lacquered (extra charges will be applied)