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Ash Yurts

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Ash Yurts

We offer durable Ash Yurt frames that are made in Somerset from sustainably sourced local timber and finished to the highest possible standards. They are styled on the traditional Khazakh nomadic Yurt with steam-bent roof poles and a lightweight roof wheel.
Ash Yurt Crown Ring

Bent-Wood Frames

Our robust steamed Ash frames are hand crafted in Somerset from the finest local timber and finished to a very high standard. These Yurt frames are made in a bent-wood style and the curved roof does not require any internal support posts, so the entire interior space is clear for use.

Locally Made

Our Ash frames are manufactured by pioneering Yurt frame maker, Mick Sams, who has been making Yurt frames in the UK for over 25 years.

Ash Frame Manufacture

Strong Ash Hardwood

Ash is a durable traditional hardwood. The wood is locally sourced and then planed and finished before being steamed. All the trellis, roof poles and roof wheel are steam bent and tied with pre-stretched polyester cord. We use coppiced hazel for the bracing on the roof wheel, fixed, as it traditionally would have been, with rawhide.

Strong Ash Hardwood

Traditional Styling

These Yurts are styled on traditional Khazakh nomadic Yurts which have less roof poles and woodwork in the trellis than their Mongolian or Kyrgyz counterparts, and have a lightweight roof wheel. This design offers great strength, flexibility and durability and also allows the Yurt to be very portable.

Tall Yurt

Quality Canvas Covers

We have refined and improved our Yurt cover design over many years. The unique design features and use of the best materials we can find, maximise practicality whilst maintaining the profound aesthetics of these beautiful structures.

Professional Manufacturing

Our covers are expertly produced in our Sewing room, under the supervision of our Manufacturing Manager Rico Aalst, who has been sewing tents professionally for over 18 years.
We generally use Polycotton fabric, as we have found this to have a longer life than pure cotton canvas with the same treatment. We currently recommend the highest quality 12 oz yd2 Regentex Polycotton from British Millerain, which is proofed against Fire, Water and Rot, to British Standards. Bespoke canvas work, such as appliqued designs, is available by special request.

Choice of Colours

We can produce Yurt canvas covers from a tasteful pallet of colours. The main canvas is often natural white to allow for maximum light penetration. Recently Sand colour has become more popular, due to its durability and superior aesthetic performance over time. We offer a choice of coloured trims at no extra charge, including Olive Green, Tan, Marine Blue, Dark Brown and Burgundy. The trim usually consists of the crown cover and the encircling valance at the bottom of the roof, though sometimes people also like to extend the colour to include either the whole wall or the whole roof.

Yurt Covers Built to Last

There are numerous special features to Hearthworks Yurt covers, these include:

  • quick release point fastenings around the doorway
  • extra strength tension bands reinforced with webbing 
  • fully waterproof unique skylight window design
  • additional storm loops for extra pegs
  • rain diverter above the door
  • areas of double reinforced canvas on any stress points
Canvas Manufacture

Standard Hearthworks Yurt cover components:

  • Fitted canvas roof cover with reinforced double valance around the edge in between which the walls attach. The outer valance has a draw cord at the bottom to keep it tight against the wall.
  • Peg loops from polyester webbing with pre-stretched polyester cord and Ash pegs.
  • Wall sections from canvas with spot fasteners on the door, and a PVC strip around the bottom section that sits on the ground.
  • Star-shaped Roof Wheel cover from double thickness canvas with clear vinyl central skylight window.
  • Double thickness canvas door with wooden lathes, velcro and ties (unless replaced with wooden door)

Bespoke Options

We have a range of extra options to suit your requirements including extra high walls, hardwood locking doors and windows in the side wall. All our Yurts are available with options of handmade felt insulation, inner covers, wood burning stoves and platform floors.

Our Ash Yurts can include the following options:

  • windows in the side wall
  • an extra doorway
  • an extra wide door
  • a lockable wooden door
  • extra tall walls
  • a porch awning 
  • a woodburning stove
  • felt insulation
  • a platform floor for the Yurt to stand on
  • wheelchair access, including a ramp


All of our Yurts come with a removable transparent PVC window over the crown wheel, so you always have a skylight. It is also possible to add clear PVC windows that are sewn into the wall. Our Yurt windows are rectangular in shape and come complete with a roll down canvas curtain on the exterior of the Yurt, velcro fastenings and ties.

Multiple Doorways and Extra-wide doors

All our Ash Yurts come with one entrance way and a canvas door as standard. For additional cost, you can change to wider width doorways (for example, to accommodate wheelchair access) or add additional doorways, or change a canvas door for a lockable wooden one.

Hardwood Lockable Doors

Our Wooden Doors are made from solid hardwood planks joined in a traditional ledged and braced cottage style. Over the years we have evolved our door design so that it is fully weatherproof and functional. Doors can also be either standard width or extra wide wheelchair width.

Extra Tall Walls

The usual height of our Yurts at the top of the wall is about 4.5 feet plus about 6" additional height gained by the bent roof poles, so about 5 feet. Our Yurts can also be made with extra tall walls for an extra cost.

Porch Awnings

It is possible to add on an awning for over your door. This can be in the colour of your choice, and the style of awning may depend on whether your Yurt is semi-permanent or more portable. The awning makes it much more pleasant when coming or going in the rain, and adds an extra layer of weather protection to the Yurt over the door.