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10 yurts that might just rival the cottage for comfort

Yurts originated in central Asia, but just as cottage culture has spread around the world, the yurt is now becoming a global phenomenon. Traditionally, yurts are collapsible structures used by nomadic people and made from wooden frames and animal skins. However, the definition has expanded to include larger and slightly more permanent structures as well. These days, yurts range from small and utilitarian to grandiose and opulent.

If you wish there was a midpoint between camping and staying at the cottage, a yurt may be for you. Yurts are available in many varieties, from simple canvas domes to elaborate wood-framed palaces. Whatever sort of getaway you’re craving you may be able to find it in a yurt.