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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On August 8, 2005 @ 1:21 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 8 Comments
What structure is simple to erect, easy to move, and will keep you cozy on the windy Kyrgyz steppes? If you answered “Yurt”  , you are correct!
Not just for Mongolian nomads anymore ? the traditional Central Asian yurt has been updated by a company called Pacific Yurts , who have revamped it into an economical and efficient contemporary mobile dwelling. The compact shape of the yurt and lightweight tensile structure means that the dwelling is highly efficient in maximizing strength while minimizing use of materials.
Starting at just $4150  for the smallest models, Yurt living sounds like an attractive option for the budget-minded contemporary nomad.
Pacific Yurts 
Via Gadgetopia 
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URLs in this post:
 “Yurt”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yurt
 Pacific Yurts: http://www.yurts.com/
 $4150: http://www.yurts.com/products/default.aspx
 Gadgetopia: http://www.gadgetopia.com/post/4211
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