Traditional yurts consist of an expanding wooden circular frame carrying a felt cover. The felt is made from the wool of sheep. The wood to make the external structure is not to be found on the treeless steppes.
A yurt is designed to be dismantled and the parts carried compactly on camels or yaks to be rebuilt on another site. Complete construction takes around 2 hours.
Mongolian Ger: starting with walls and door
Mongolian Ger: starting to place roof poles
Mongolian Ger: with roof poles in place
Mongolian Ger: placing the thin inner cover on the roof