The Yurt

In the Ian's Realm Saga, the primary home for both the Kaemperns and the Meneks is the yurt. In researching for the story, I was invited to help construct an actual authentic Mongolian yurt that Crystal Lin Smithwick and Robert Odekirk own. You'll see the construction of this yurt in the slideshow below.

A Mongolian Yurt
A Mongolian Yurt

This is a yurt in its high plains setting, covered with felt, a product made from wool. The yurt is a shelter made by the nomadic people of central Asia and has been their abode for thousands of years.

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The Mongolian Yurt
The Mongolian Yurt

You see here a traditional all hand made structure designed after the original Mongolian Yurt.

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The yurt
The yurt

And Crystal in her traditional costume.

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A Mongolian Yurt
A Mongolian Yurt

This is a yurt in its high plains setting, covered with felt, a product made from wool. The yurt is a shelter made by the nomadic people of central Asia and has been their abode for thousands of years.

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