The others...
There are many other people and companies offering Ger and Yurts for sale and/or rent in 'the western world'.
Some of them offer 'made -in-the-west' frame-only, some 'made -in-the-west' frame-with-canvas, some concentrate on Kirgiz-style Yurts, some try 'Mongolian'.
Most of them claim their products to be 'based on the original', and some 'adapted' the original to 'modern standards'.
Some of them claim to be 'taught by Mongolian Teachers'.
Some of them will sell you an additional 'snow and storm-package'.
Some of them will sell you an additional 'insulation package'.
Some of them tell you you could cover the frame with felt, and give you the adress of a firm to go, choose, buy and sew it yourself
Some of them will tell you to peg their products to the ground...
NONE of these offer FELT as standard
NONE of them offer a STOVE as standard.
Some people and/or companies will offer REAL IMPORTED FROM MONGOLIA Ger, for your private use as garden-house or summer-camping-tent. These REAL MONGOLIAN GER, which means Mongolian Quality, come with inherent water and moisture-problems built-in, for years to come...
Some will say there Mogolian Ger are made with new 'waterproof covers'...
They even offer instructions how to put it up.
They don't tell you about the problems arising from the differences in CLIMATE and USE.
Mongolian Ger are made for an average yearly air-moisture content of 5%, and to be used and fired-up continiously for years on end. Putting such a tent in your average west-european or north-american garden, for occasional use, is exactly what it was NOT made for. The wood which it is made of will swell, first notable in the door jamming, and after you've planed a few centimeters off in jamming again, until you notice that the whole door-jamb is falling apart.
When you look up to the wheel, you will even get colder chills, as all your nicely painted decorations start to fall off, together with the plaster under it which hides the poor craftmanship in the woodwork.
Plus, the minimal instructions to help you put it up, don't make any sense at all to the average tent-builder. And so you'll be fighting with the damn thing for a whole day, where it should only take an hour or so. And then you think twice about taking it down for storage if you plan not to use it for a while, and so it stands and rots away.
Unless you are very experienced at pitching GER, and use them continiously when standing, or you don't give a damn about throwing away a precious and rare piece of Mongolian forest for your pleasure only, just any cheap Mongolian import-Ger is not a responsible choice.
We think this is all a lot of COMMERCIAL BULLSHIT, a waste of money, or at least a very silly way to loose your enthousiasm about Ger.
Two of these exporters actually threatened to sue me for slander on this page, so I moderated my language a bit, without changing the message:
Most of these people know nothing about GER in wet climates for a prolongued period of time.
To save you a lot of searching, here's a list of links to 'the others':
But again, I would be very carefull to spend money on the objects they offer for sale...
(if you think you or your company should be on this list, mail me)
Builders of 'based-on' but mostly western style yurts
ATUK tents
Lemaine, in France
Bruton, in Great Britain
Yurtpeople
Yurt-r-Us, very arrogant Americans
Oregon Yurtworks, also American
Yurtco, more arrogance from US
Nomad shelter, also US
Hearthworks, british
Handmade Hardwood yurts, Britain
The Colorado Yurt Company, US
The Really Interesting Tent Company, GB
Importers of 'Made-in-Mongolia' Ger Mangar-Lo, Holland
UlaanTaij, GB
Dschingiskhan, Germany
Coyote's Paw, Austria
Mongolian Artists Aid Foundation, France