So what’s a yurt anyway (besides awesome)?

According to Wikipedia (everyone’s most trusted source), a yurt is “a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.”

Timothy Allen from BBC Earth created a time-lapse movie of a yurt construction (or ger, as yurts are known in Mongolia). Turn the volume up so you can hear “a rendition of a folk ditty called Scenery of My Country.” It’s awesome.

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