A Traditional Shelter
Thousands of Mongolian tribesmen can’t be wrong. For millenia, yurts have housed these rugged people throughout the year, protecting them from harsh summer sun and bone-chilling winter winds and snow. The structure's round, open spaces invited large social gatherings and comfortable living, regardless of outside conditions.
If a yurt is on your list, you'll be glad to know you can have all the wonderful aspects of that traditional shelter, along with a few upgrades.
Solargons are modeled after the traditional Mongolian original, by offering octagonal-shaped structures suitable for homes, guest quarters, offices, art studios or group gathering places. And just like their traditional counterparts, Solargons offer wide open, airy spaces, which encourage a unique simultaneous feeling of openness and closeness. Solargons also go up really fast, in a matter of hours or days, just like their traditional counterparts. But we’ve tossed in a few nice modern features such as an operable aircraft-grade acrylic skylight, super-insulated, airtight SIP walls and roof, high efficiency doors and windows, and built-in electrical chases to make wiring a snap.
Solargon – Traditional yurts, modern conveniences.
Yurt Information on the Internet
Yurts have a fascinating history, both in traditional Mongolian contexts as well as more modern usage. A few websites talk extensively about all things yurt-related, and we offer them below with an invitation to explore them to your heart's content.
The YurtInfo.org website offers a comprehensive look at both traditional yurts on the Mongolian steppe, as well as modern yurt options, manufacturers, features and lifestyles. Nice folks to work with and we heartily endorse their efforts to spread the word. More Yurts, More Better!
The Wikipedia entry on yurts is also fairly comprehensive, and covers the history of this venerable structure, both in Mongolia and in modern European and North American usage. The article includes links to a variety of historical sites, assembly information, photos and additional sources.
The Yurtpeople.com History page is fantastic, with a lot of "the rest of the story" about how this housing method circled the globe from remote steppe to modern suburbs.
Solargon Features and Benefits
Our Solargons have a long list of features and benefits. Cost-effectiveness, environmentally responsible construction, energy efficiency, and ergonomically correct are just some of the terms you could use to describe our structures. Our Features Page will describe these features in detail.
Download Our Solargon Brochures
We have a pair of brochures which provide concise information and photographs of Solargon structures, along with information about our partner company, ICS-RM.
Click here to read or download our Solargon brochure.
Click here to read about the Solargon's patented SIPs which are manufactured by our partner company, Colorado's ICS-RM.
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