Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bohorocker Turkoman Yurt sale.

Bohorocker turkoman yurts for sale.

17ft. diameter dense trellis 65 roof rib yurt frame and outer covers.
5000 GBP

An oppurtunity to buy my collection of tents. Cheaper than any others of the same style and volume of wood. They are at different levels of completion from finished with doors, insulation, inner covers with wood floor boards on a wood base to just the frame with scottish poly cotton fabric covers in beige with white walls. I have made the yurts for both the Yurt Hotel in cortes, known as afghani and the yurts for La Huerta yurts in gaucin known as uzbek...i guess calling them philips yurts or bohorocker yurts is not as glamourous? As I have been not selling yurts for some years until now, I have helped a number of people buy yurts, giving advice and making and fixing covers. I recently worked with Yurts Tarifa helping them make there frames, giving them templates to work from and advise and then sewing up the covers.

I have 3 five meter diameter yurts, which is the ideal size for a bedroom, though also the sacred geometry makes for an ideal yoga meditation space, art space. Yurts are made in different ways. The more known mongolian yurts are made from split poles and straight roof ribs with 30cm gaps between the trellis walls and supporting storm poles in the middle,the crown is small and nipple like in its conal tent shape, made often with inferior canvas from mongolia that black spots very quickly. The bohorocker turkoman yurt is made with a very dense trellis...15cm gap between the trellis walls therefore using 5 wall pieces per 5 meter tent and 65 roof ribs. the roof ribs are all steam bent to create a dome. this creates more weight and a better shape for weather, therefore not needing central poles. The canvas is all fire water rot proof made in scotland. it is important to understand the difference. It is very quick to make the mongolian style and much cheaper due to alot less wood. one pays more for mine than cheaper imports but they will last you a lifetime and be a sacred possession.

I also have 2 four meter bohorocker turkoman yurts for sale, which join together either as 2 or as 2 yurts off a central half open living space....this style is known as a multi yurt. one could join together all of my yurts if you like!!!

I got into yurts back in 1997 when I saw a yurt at glastonbury festival that looked fabulous and bought a pamphlet on how to build. I wanted to do a ski season and did not fancy sharing a tiny space with others with smelly socks on the radiatior and thought this ideal. I cut down sweet chestnut wood by hand on the side of the M2 motorway in kent and left it to season while I went to india for 6 months. When I returned I was visiting some friends in the cotswolds and the mentioned there was a local man making yurts, so I cycled over to his workshop and was met with the guru of yurt makers, Hal Wynn-Jones who seems to have taught all the main people in the uk of this craft. He allowed me to do a day for a day and make a yurt, so I took me from may to november, on and off. In this time got a Princes Trust grant to make the ski season happen, making a massage business I called Karmachanic Energy Works, which paid for the stove, covers, snowboard and bits to make it all happen. In the end I had a beautiful hand crafted 14 ft turkoman ger and had a very successful season in Val D'isere, with my yurt submerged in the snow at 1800m!

So I did my season and then travelled around for the summer of 1999 participating in healing circles at festivals leading up to the eclipse in Cornwall. As the winter approached I headed to Bethlehem for millenium and left my yurt in the uk, but all the time I had been using it in many applications....when i returned from this area, I quickly ended up at the Hurricane Hotel gardens in Tarifa, Spain with my yurt, practising my form of massage. People saw this tent and begun asking me for them. I begun a project for a friend, which involved me going to Scotland to buy 3 Turkmenistan yurts made as a wedding gift for someone then imported to Scotland. I sold 2 and kept one....this one you can see on the other blog post.

In all this I met 2 scottish men who dealt with goods from Afghanistan. I spoke to them about creating a new project to teach a village in the north of the country to make me 15 yurts. I sent out all the detailed instructions and borax and other bits to make them properly. They had once made yurts in this village but had forgotten the art, so we were trying to bring it back. When the container arrived in spain the work was not good enough....all the roof ribs had been steam bent in different I had to regrade all 15 and customise them up to standard. This was not as easy a business as I had hoped....but still the willow was very good quality and once graded and reworked looked amazing. We did not continue with this due to the Taliban change of policy and other difficulties of exporting. So I sold afew to the hooppee yurt hotel, a belgium fire walking workshop site and la huerta yurt hotel as well as acouple to friends and kept 5 myself for one day having my own yurt hotel.
This yurt hotel begun in 2009 at los baƱos de la luz, saladaviciosa and I worked for the past 2 years making a yurt hotel single handed only to find my lazy business partner had pulled me down a cul de sac, hoping to have all my work for free..thinking me as the guy who comes to save his opposed to a business for both of us......rather than loose everything to him I have decided to sell my work so I can continue my life really hurts to sell after the work i have put in....but hey.....i am sure there are other things on the horizon..... my yurty story....i am keeping 2 for me and hoping to find good homes with people who care. They can be put up in an hour or so...or be semi permanent...but they can not just be left alone....they need human presence ....after a rainfall in winter the doors need to be this my yurt frames will last you a lifetime and bring endless joy as they will be used for so many different applications...

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p.s. can deliver anywhere. within reason i am happy to come and erect the yurt for you and give you a class in maintenance.


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