Glamour Camping With Pacific Yurts

| 7/10/2014 8:34:00 AM

Tags: yurts, camping,

Pacific Yurts

Outdoor camping these days doesn’t have to feature harsh nights spent lying in bone-chilling cold on a lumpy, rock-hard camping spot. Camping — or Glamping (glamour camping) — in a yurt can be a luxurious and relaxing affair, while still retaining the best of a night out in the wilds, underneath a canopy of stars. 2014 may prove a milestone in public recognition of the emergence of this camping style.

The attention comes as no surprise to Pacific Yurts, the original manufacturer of the high-tech modern version of this ancient structure. The company says sales are up nationally and have doubled internationally.

For the uninitiated, yurts are round, portable structures that have been used in Central Asia for thousands of years.

More than 36 years ago when Pacific Yurts founder Alan Bair constructed his first yurt, he had no idea he was pioneering the entire industry of the modern yurt. Today his company, headquartered in Cottage Grove, Oregon, remains at the forefront of yurt design innovations. While Pacific Yurts is still recognized as the industry leader, dozens of other companies have sprung up to attempt to meet the ever-increasing demand for the versatile structures that were first used centuries ago by Mongolian nomads.

Bair was able to create a low-cost, state-of-the-art version of the ancient shelter that retained the sense of wholeness of the original form while delivering the structural integrity, longevity, and low maintenance demanded by modern users. The design consists of durable fabric covers, tension band and a beautiful wood frame that includes a lattice wall, radial rafters, central compression ring and a framed door.

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