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Old 07-04-2015, 05:46 PM   #11
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Hurts dang spell check anyway.
ahah ;-) Marshall :-). Have teh same problem with mine!
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:11 PM   #12
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If I was a risk taker I'd consider buying several and marking them up just enough so I got the shipping for free.
this is the best way to have a market collapse, people work in sweat shops and ruin the reputation of certain types of yurts :-)
It is actually pretty much what happened in Europe (France in particular)
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:23 PM   #13
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I will check with him.
Here he is ;-)
You actually got some good advices so far - watch for the crating. I would try the same people that shipped from Budapest. LTL (less than truck load) does exist out of Kaszakhstan (Almaty for sure) to Germany in particular and it can be transformed into LCL (less than container load). That will probably be reasonable if you can find one.

If you have furniture from your Grand Mother, I would also suggest considering shipping a full 20' container. You might have connections with other Kazakhs in your circle - pass the word, it will be the cheapest option.

If you can get your contacts to ship to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, we can do LCL out of there for a very decent price... and the warehouse is about an hour from Ottawa. Next container will leave in August / September, so won't be in before October.

You're welcome to give me a call for more details on my cell 514 578 5008.

all the best!

Yves

PS - do you have some sort of a canvas included in your yurt? If not would recommend having one made there
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:49 PM   #14
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just checked into what (serious) transport companies where doing Kazakhstan out of Almaty for Europe: Willi Betz, Rynart et Van Der Walare the best known names. They should all have offices in Almaty... but couldn't yet find an office after a quick google search. If your forwarder in almaty says it can't, just try another one... if you're still stuck, let me know.
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:21 PM   #15
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Yves, Thank you for a lead. I checked with my brother. Looks like he found someone who will pick up the load tomorrow. I will get back to you once I have more information
By the way. Here is a picture of my home.
https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...02474748_o.jpg

Canvass is included with my Yurt.
Yves, are you guys in Montreal?

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:49 PM   #16
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I just had a confirmation that a logistics company will pick up the Yurt tomorrow, pack it, weigh it and will give me a quote. I will update you with an amount soon.
Meanwhile I wrote a quick post on how I purchased a yurt. With pictures
Buying a traditional Turkic Yurt | Kochevnik
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:23 AM   #17
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Super!! Happy for you. Would have been suprised if there wasen't a solution. The yurt is beautiful. Are you planning to use it year round outside?
Yes, we're in Montreal, but warehouse half way between here and Ottawa.
You're welcome to give me a call when time comes. Might have some suggestion as of how to protect this beauty from local weather.
All the best!
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:40 AM   #18
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very nice blog! You'll soon discover a few more differences between Mongolian and turkic yurts . looking forward reading the rest of your posts. All the best!
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