Building a Ger

Constructing a nomadic dwelling with a few of the locals is a truly memorable experience, especially for families, that will provide some great photo opportunities. The design of the Mongolian ger has remained unchanged for centuries. They have wooden lattice walls which are linked & tied together, and a south facing door. Two large central poles support a round ceiling opening, which is kept in position by many long poles which fan out as a roof and attach to the top of the wall sections. This wooden frame is then covered with felt, tarpaulin and a linen cover, all tied down with animal-hair rope. A stove is then placed in the middle of the ger, with the chimney coming out through the central roof hole.

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