40 Foot Mega Yurt at the Fringe 2016

A brief History and origin of this 12 mtre diameter Yurt 

This Turkic, Central Asian Nomadic Trellised Tent orginates from a little village in Kyrgyzstan 

It is one of the largest in the world of its kind, constructed of a steamed bent, Central Asian Willow Trellis, which supports 120 Scottish coppiced 5 mtre ash rafters, harvested from The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. The 4 mtre crown-ring is is also constructed from locally sourced Scottish ash.

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The project of constructing this structure began in the winter of 2010, when I made a trip to Kyrgyzstan to meet up, once more, with Yurt Masters and help begin the process of coppicing and working on the willow components to the yurt. Once the trellissing and rafters were completed, it was sent by air to my workshop by Stirling, Scotland. From then a crown ring was steamed and finally assembled and measured for its canvass covering undertaken by Spirits Intent who specialize in sewing for yurt makers. Its first outing was for the Big Tent Festival at Falkland Palace 2010. Since then the 40 foot yurt has provide space for weddings and  parties , arts  and theatre projects. We, at Red Kite Yurts, have recently  refurbished The Tent replacing all the rafters and uprights, and provided a secondary canvass cover to combat inclement Scottish weather conditions. A woollen felted lining from Kyrgyzstan, offers warmth and sound protection for theatre events.  
This is now our 3rd visit to the Edinburgh Fringe for the Stand in the Square. 

 

Leasing Options 2016-17

The prices for our yurts for long term lease are as follows
16′ and groundsheet with wood burning stove  sleeps 2-4 – £125 per week, plus VAT  minimum lease 3 months
18′ and groundsheet with wood burning stove sleeps 4-6 – £150 per week, plus VAT minimum lease 3 months
12′ sauna yurt with Finnish Sauna Stove, complete with semi-circular bench, buckets, ladles, scoops  –  £225 per week, plus VAT  minimum lease 3 months
Accomodates up to 8 people
We recommend the Sauna be placed on a raised square platform, ideally larch boards 8″ x 1 1/2″
It is essential that the yurts be made hurricane safe by incorporating 4 x milled posts located into the ground to secure the yurt and the provision of safety straps
This we can supply upon delivery
It is therefore advisable that we assemble for you and cannot stand behind our product if the assembley be undertaken by other yurt constructors unless we are advised of their capability 
Travel costs to deliver and assemble, and collection TBC
 
As a comparison, weekly hire costs are as follows
16 foot  – £525, Lighting £40, Wood Burning stove £45
18 foot – £550, Lighting £40, Wood Burning stove £45
12 foot Sauna complete £750
Travel is charged at £0.50p per mile for two return journeys from our workshop at FK17 8LJ (eg 100 miles x 4 for assembling and dismantling) £400
Additional weeks will be charged at 20% of the hire charge

Halloween at Tir na nOg

The Travelling Troupe Elsewhere will again return to our 40 foot yurt, Tir na nOg, Balfron to present Halloween and Christmas activities

The Story of Marco the Silk Road Monkey

Coming once again this year to schools and festivals. A delightful story for young and old, told in the Yurt. The story tells the tale of Marco the Monkey who accompanies a merchant along the Silk Routes back to Venice. From the Palaces of Kublai Khan to the Bazaars of Persia this story is one of adventure and hidden dangers.