- City: Louisa
- State: Virginia
- Country: United States
- Listed: July 15, 2020 2:26 pm
- Expires: 70 days, 5 hours
Ger is home, it literally translates to home. Mongolians’ attachment to gers is both practical – they are warm in winter and cool in summer – and emotional. The round shape of a ger is believed to create harmony between nature and people.
It is a dwelling nomadic people have used over 3000 years and it is still used by close to half of the population in Mongolia. Ger is portable, easily assembled and disassembled, and it is one the most natural dwellings on earth. A ger consists of felt covers for warmth, wooden columns, and a round window at the top, thin wooden poles and wall (wooden lattice attached together with animal hide, ropes) and ropes. it is a home that withstood centuries of use in various climates and still being used with little or no change in design.
For thousands of years, nomadic tribes of Mongolia and other parts of Central Asia relied on gers for their sturdiness and easy setup and teardown. Once you know your ger and has practiced in assembling it, it can be constructed in 2 hours and taken down in about 1 hour.
Ger is a live structure of sorts, starting with materials that were used to make it and in its round sun form with door facing south to maximize sun light and a system of natural air flow by placing the window on the top of the structure thus fresh air regularly circulates through the ger as cold air flows down and hot air flows upward. Stove in middle will generate even heat throughout the dwelling in the cold and in summer months opening the bottom skirts of your ger allows cool air to enter.
My GERs are authentic traditional 5 wall gers from Mongolia, imported by me directly from the villagers thus illuminating middlemen. The only change in them is the factory made felt which doesn’t smell and is better suited for more humid climate. It comes ready to assemble and live in. These Gers consists of:
Canvas outer layer – choice of blue or red
Factory felt (used in winter for warmth) – roof and walls
Walls (5) – 5 ft tall
Support columns – 8’11 ft, hand painted
Outer and inner ropes
Door – hand painted
Top window (Toono) – 4’11 in diameter, hand painted
Stove and chimney
Fire wood basket and tong
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