The one-hour yurt

In a short, time-lapse film posted on the 109.com website, videographer Dan Grossman shows how one Mongolian family can construct a yurt (or ger) in slightly more than one hour.

The Shagdarsuren Herelchuluun family uses some modern materials to build the yurt near northern Mongolia's Lake Hovsgol, but it still has all the comforts of the traditional model.

Very cool!

Interesting to note that they use a clear plastic under-layer for extra waterproofing of the roof. We used to have a yurt for weekend trips; they're great shelters.