Monday, November 06, 2006

Unusual home offices - Yurts

Every day this week I’ll focus on a type of home office that is a little out of the ordinary. The first is the noble Mongolian yurt, the felt-lined tent of the nomadic Mongolian people. Importers Amanda and Peter Copp of The Authentic Mongolian Yurt Company are selling them to customers not just as homes and meditation spaces but also home offices.

“Because the crown is so much larger than UK-made yurts the Mongolian yurt is very light,” says Amanda, “and with a thick cosy layer of felt as well as a heavy canvas cover, they are perfect for year round use.” Mongolian yurts are designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer and one of the unexpected benefits of the thick felt is the noise insulation. They have wonderful decoratively-painted woodwork, a bit like the painting on gypsy caravans.

For more details got to their website here.

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