Wild with Style
Our ‘Yurt’ welcome from 2 to 5 people, the type Yurta 20 square meters for 2+1 people, the Yurta 27 square meters for 2+2 people and the Yurta 35 square meters, which can accommodate up to a maximum of 5 people.
Inside there is a comfortable double bed with bedside tables, a sofa bed for one, two or three people, a wardrobe and chairs. Each Yurt has an electrical system, with power outlets, a contral light with a fan and bedside lights.
Outside each is equipped with a private garden table and chairs and sun loungers to lie down in the sun or shade.
There are two common areas available.
One, called La Locanda, characterized by indoor and outdoor spaces, with a large pergola overlooking the sea, with tables, chairs and garden benches, where breakfast is served in the morning, while for the rest of the day it is available to guests .
It has a large outdoor common area, covered and equipped with kitchenette and a barbecue for common use.
For the evening and for the cooler days there is a wooden area indoors, and another covered area with sofa and television and books available.
Each Yurt will have a different color, will have its private bathroom, located in the other common area called I Salici.
The day of arrival together with the Yurt is assigned the personal key of your bathroom, equipped with sink, shower, toilet and bidet. Also available are a shared shower and an outdoor sink and a laundry room.
WATH IS A “YURT” ?
The yurt is the traditional dwelling of the Mongolian nomads, who consider it their home. Different variations of the yurt can be found in many other areas, ranging from the Republic of Tuva, to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and to the region of Turkestan. This nomadic dwelling is made of natural materials, it is simple and functional, durable and lightweight, aesthetically agreeable and welcoming.
A grid of wooden slats forms the circular perimeter of the tent; two central beams of about 3 mt. in height support the central circle or “crown” of the tent. The crown is connected to the circular wooden grid by a set of long flexible rods, like the spokes of an umbrella, that form the dome-like roof the tent. This extremely light and elastic wooden skeleton supports the entire structure, with a diameter that varies from 4 to 10 meters.
Four of our yurts have a diameter of 5 meters, which allows the structure to support itself without the need of the central beams, and they have a floor area of approx. 20 square meters. The one of 6.6 mt has the additional central wooden support of the 2 central beams.
The construction remains strong thanks to the play of opposing forces created by the different weights and different pressures.
Usually the floor is the natural soil and it is traditionally covered with thick carpets of wool or felt, that provide an insulating shield from outside temperatures.
In our case, each yurt is built on a wooden platform that is raised approx. 20/30 cm. above the ground, to make it cool and dry. The floor is therefore made of wooden planks.
Felt is another typical material used in the yurt. It is produced by the nomads themselves and it covers the entire surface of the tent. Felt is an excellent protection and above all a perfect thermal insulator. Even when outside temperatures reach –40°, the yurt inside remains warm, whilst in summer the warm air rises through the upper hole of the crown, leaving the inside temperature agreeably fresh.
The yurt is a traditional nomadic dwelling and therefore it is not a fixed structure. When it’s time to move, at the the change of season, its elements are easily and quickly disassembled, they are loaded on carts pulled by animals and transferred to their new destination.
Nomads keep only what is essential and, to make their journey light, they move with neither material nor mental ties. Our guests can experience a little this feeling of freedom during their stay, allowing them to share the uniqueness of living in a yurt.
The yurt is an eco-sustainable house not only because it respects the environment, but also because it respects its dweller. If you’ve experienced the yurt, you may be seized by a sudden thought that living in cubic houses is unnatural!
In a round house you feel immediately welcome, like returning to the mother’s womb. Suddenly all those present, from strangers they become almost like a family. You feel embraced, you experience a sense of unity. The yurt is a “human” space, that limits our mental superstructures, helping us find a natural feeling of togetherness.
The information on the yurt are taken from the article:
“The eco-sustainable house? It’s more than a thousand years old”
ENVIRONMENT, FEATURED – BY EVA DENMARK